The Benefits of Mindful Eating (Video) – Episode 35 of Your Weekly Dose of Life-Work Balance
In this week’s video, I help you become more aware of not only what you eat, but also of how you eat to digest and absorb your foods better thanks to mindful eating. Watch below!
We can all agree that food is our fuel, it gives us energy. But it’s a lot more than that: food is information for our genes, it gives biological instructions to our body to promote health. So, shouldn’t we pay closer attention to the food we eat and celebrate our meals?
Unfortunately, eating has become one of those habits where we lose our consciousness and our awareness. You may consume your meals busy and distracted, maybe multitasking while sitting in front of your computer, watching TV, glued to your phone, or driving. That’s mindless eating. And when you just chew and swallow foods in a few seconds without even noticing, you stress your system and, as a result, digestion becomes impaired, and your body is not able to properly process the nutrients you just gave it.Watch Episode 35 of Your Weekly Dose of Life-Work Balance: The Benefits of Mindful Eating https://youtu.be/Xq_r1rYv6jM #LifeWorkBalance Click To Tweet
On the other hand, mindful eating is when you pay attention to what you put in your mouth, and you take the time to chew and enjoy the flavors of the ingredients in your meals. By doing so, you shift the nervous system to a more relaxed mode (activating the parasympathetic branch), you facilitate the release of gut hormones and enzymes, and this way of eating also helps signal when you are full. As a result, you improve your digestion, absorb the nutrients better, lower your stress level, and maintain a healthy weight.
Watch the video where I shared tips for you to experiment with mindful eating.
If you’d like to learn how to become more aware and start changing your eating habits to live a more vibrant life, you should join one of my Nourish Your Life Workshops!
These are 1- or 2-hour-long workshops for individuals and groups where I guide the participants through an experience. They follow different prompts throughout the eating process involving all the senses, and enjoying every bite of their meal. At the end of the workshop I equip them with scripts and tips that they can easily follow at home or at work to become more familiar with the practice and make it consistent in their lives.
If you’re interested in having me host a workshop for you, maybe with a group of friends, or at your company, you’ll find more information at the link below, and you can always schedule a complimentary Clarity Call with me to discuss more in detail and see if this is the right solution for you.
Do you ever pay attention to the food you eat, or have you ever tried mindful eating? Share with us below!
Holistic Precision Life Coach, Brain Wellness Coach, and Life-Work Balance Strategist helping busy professionals and high achievers live and work better by prioritizing themselves. I use different modalities (epigenetics, neuroscience, chronobiology, and positive psychology) to implement effective lifestyle changes.
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