What Is Mindful Eating And Why You Should Practice Mindful Eating

What Is Mindful Eating And Why You Should Practice Mindful Eating


You as a human being, a social creature, remain intact in so many chores relating to earning livelihood, maintaining relationships, keeping home and work balance, miss so many indispensable tasks without bothering about how mess it is going to become. You realise it in your later life when you suffer from numerous physical and mental ailments. In your fast life you keep less focus on your health, says the best psychologists in India. you never get time to exercise, meditate. Even taking a meal at the right time and in the right way vanishes from your life. Resulting in the loss of stamina, immunity and mindfulness from your life. 

According to Dr. R.K. Suri, best psychologist in west Delhi, if you find you get less time to exercise, you can focus on what you  are doing regularly i.e., taking a meal .  

Taking a meal in a proper way is also an art.It is known as Mindful Eating.  Mindful eating (i.e Paying attention to your food, on purpose,  moment by moment, without judgment) is an approach to food that  focuses on individuals’ sensual awareness of the food and their  experience of the food. It has little to do with calories, carbohydrates,  fat, or protein. The purpose of mindful eating is not to lose weight,  although it is highly likely that those who adopt this style of eating will  lose weight. The intention is to help individuals savor the moment and the food and encourage their full presence for the eating  experience. 

Eating mindfully is a practice that requires a commitment to behavior change similar to that needed for any diet or eating plan; at a diet’s  core is the need to pay attention. It is important to restate that the  main benefit of mindful eating is not weight loss. However, it is highly  likely that people who adopt mindful eating as a regular practice will  lose excess weight and keep it off. 

Now the question is how to practice MINDFUL EATING.

Let's discuss some of the techniques to understand mindful eating in detail: 

1) Let your body catch up to your brain 

Eating rapidly past full and ignoring your body’s signals vs. slowing  down and eating and stopping when your body says it's full. 

2) Know your body’s personal hunger signals 

Are you responding to an emotional want or responding to your  body’s needs? 

3) Cultivate a mindful kitchen 

Eating alone and randomly vs. eating with others at set times and  places. 

4) Understand your motivations 

Eating foods that are emotionally comforting vs. eating foods that  are nutritionally healthy. 

5) Connect more deeply with your food 

Considering where food comes from vs. thinking of food as an end  product. 

6) Attend to your plate 

Distracted eating vs. just eating 

So when you read all this, you find that you do eat like this only. But just  to bring to your concern, let's make a checklist and it will act as an  eye opener for you as you will find you are doing mindless eating , and  not mindful eating.

Mindless Eating 

Mindful Eating

You ignore your body signal  and do eat past full

You need to listen your body  and stop when full

∙Your hunger is emotionally  driven

Hunger should be bodily  driven

You eat solo and at any time  or place

You should eat with others  and at a scheduled time  and place 

You eat food that are  emotionally comforting

Food should be nutritious

Eating is accompanied by  other task or mobile in  other hand

Eating should be done with  complete attention

You think that meal find its  ultimate destination at  stomach

You should focus on its  origin, and not the end.

It has always been said by our elders that “ a healthy mind lies in the  healthy body”. It is truly said, because what they were advising was the  demand of the situation. To work healthily you need a healthy body  and mind which will find its nutrition through “ MINDFUL EATING”  only.  You can also learn about practicing mindful eating by the best psychologist near you. 

“The path to a healthy body, and happy soul is based upon  self-study, mindfulness, love and awareness. Understanding your relationship to eating cultivates a lot  of insights and helps you start living to your highest potential.”