How Can You Become a More Mindful Eater?

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Do you associate food and eating as positive experiences? Can you appreciate that food is used to nourish the body, acknowledge where your food comes from, and in turn, feel as if you have formed a healthy relationship with food and eating? I often think of children and how they have an innate ability to eat when they are hungry, usually stop when they are full, take their time to really experience textures, new foods, and really enjoy learning during mealtime.

So, why do we seem to lose this ability when we get older? We eat in a rush, on the go, or just to satisfy our emotions. These behaviors are learned and may not benefit us at all. Yet, we still find ourselves doing these things.

Let’s talk about some of the things that we can all do to eat more mindfully: