Take a moment to reflect on the emotions you experience prior to eating. How about during and after? Did you notice sadness, guilt, shame or boredom?
Many of us put food into our mouths without really thinking. You may be bored, rushed, distracted or stressed. Whatever the reason, we consume food and calories without tasting the food or having any awareness of its impact on our bodies, our energy level or our health.
I used to drink several cups of coffee a day. I’d drink one in the morning, to wake up. A second on the way to work and sometimes a 3rd once at work. I consumed all this coffee mindlessly. It was a ritual and a habit, but I never really stopped to taste the coffee. Continue reading “Mindful Eating” »