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.
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.”