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How to eat mindfully

How to eat mindfully
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Ever eaten until you feel uncomfortable? Wolfed down a sandwich while scrolling through Instagram? Then it might be time to gain control over your eating habits and try mindful eating...

Focus on food 

Instead of grabbing food on the run or grazing on snacks as you make tea, create a relaxed setting for meals by making time to get away from your desk, or gathering the family around the table for dinner.

Slow down

It takes our brains 20 minutes to receive the ‘full’ signal from the body, which means we often overeat. Try to avoid distractions such as your phone or TV, chew more, and put your knife and fork down in between bites.

Prep mindfully

While you’re cooking, be conscious of how your food looks, smells and sounds. Take time to taste food and be mindful of the different textures, too. Not only will you appreciate the fruits of your labour more, but you will tune into feelings of fullness, too.

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