Mindful eating is essentially defined as the act of being truly present with your food. But, to me, it's also about so much more. There's a few key considerations to factor in if you want to become a mindful eater or an even more mindful eater! These are the top 8 tips I share with my clients, friends and fam...
do you eat with the seasons? 🍂 For example, warming foods in winter and cooling foods in the summer?
do you know your Ayurvedic dosha (or constitution) - are you a vata, pitta or kapha? 🍃 If so, are you eating in a way that pacifies your dominant dosha or aggravates it? You can take a free test online to find out your dosha, just search "ayurvedic dosha type test" and set aside about 10 minutes or so to complete the comprehensive questionnaire
what times of the day do you typically eat breakfast, lunch and dinner? 🍽️ Are you eating late at night when your digestion is hankering down for the night? How do you space out your meals and snacks to maintain your blood sugar levels?
when was the last time you practiced gratitude or giving thanks for the meal on your plate, the food in your fridge, the chefs that prepared your meal?🙏
how in-tune with your body are you during and after eating? Are there certain foods that continually bloat you or leaving you feeling brain foggy, gassy or lethargic, for example? 🧀🍞 #foodcoma
do you eat because you're truly hungry OR bored, lonely, sad, mad, stressed, overwhelmed, emotional? 😩
When was the last time you ate a meal and did nothing else? No scrolling Insta, watching TV or multi-tasking etc... 📺 Just appreciating your food and focusing on chewing and digesting mindfully, that's all.
what might your food cravings be telling you? If you aren't actually hungry, but continually reaching for food, is there a more nourishing action you could take to 'fill yourself up'? Maybe you just need a hug, a warming cup of tea or some time in nature!? ❤️
Have a great day beautiful souls.
p.s bonus one for women: do you eat in harmony with your feminine cycle? Are you in-tune with your body's nutritional needs at different times of your cycle? 👭