What is mindful eating? Here on my blog and in my practice, mindful eating is about how we approach food.
Specifically, mindful eating is the why, what and how we eat. But it can be interpreted in many different ways.
Being mindful is being in the present moment: this requires us to be conscious and aware of our actions.
Why is this so important?
It is because so many of us have forgotten the fact that food is a necessity like fuel. It is meant to supply our bodies with nutrients so that we can stay alive.
For some people, that is what they do: they eat to live.
But most of us, I included, have been living to eat.
You can read back on the love story I have with food! For as long as I can remember, food has represented so many things, not one of them reads fuel.
For a lot of us, food represents:
To practice mindful eating does not mean that I can’t enjoy food as some of those things mentioned above. However, in order to have a healthy relationship with food where we can benefit from it as fuel as well as enjoyment, it is important to bring in the awareness.
Mindful eating is a practice.
It is a way to harmoniously enjoy and benefit from our food without negative consequences.
It is a way for us to be present and to respect ourselves.
It is the key to our optimum mental and physical health.
So, what is mindful eating? It is about how we approach food. It is the best way to vitality and freedom.
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