Mindful Eating - How to Slow Down & Why

No doubt our society is built on speed and over tasking.  No wonder we have digestion issues, obesity problems, and lack of appreciation for Whole Plant Based Foods.  We don't take time to cook at home or time to prepare meals and appreciate all that goes into them.  And as a result, our society and digestive problems and obesity rates continue to rise.  This page is to at the minimum - give you cause to slow down and think about HOW you eat - not always WHAT you eat. The HOW is extremely important.

The Science Behind Mindful Eating

Excellent write up about mindful eating and what happens to your body during a mindful meal.

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Dr. Axe - Mindful Eating

The main purpose of mindful eating is to change your relationship with food. Mindful eating is anything but a “diet” — in fact, it’s basically the opposite! Changing the way you eat (as opposed to just what foods you eat) is not just about developing discipline over your food preferences or necessarily losing weight. Instead, it’s really about mastering control over your mind. When using mindfulness around food, you’re present and aware of your appetite as it changes so you naturally control portions, choose healthy options and avoid emotionally eating.


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Dr. Mercola on Mindful Eating

  • The chewing process serves as the first step to proper digestion
  • Chewing too quickly allows large particles of food to enter your stomach and intestines, potentially causing digestive problems
  • Chewing your food thoroughly allows you to absorb more nutrients from your food, helps you maintain a healthy weight, allows for easier digestion, and leads to fewer digestive issues like gas and bloating
  • You would benefit from chewing until your mouthful of food is liquefied and lost all of its texture, and finish swallowing completely before taking another bite of food

9 Expert Tips for More Mindful Eating - Huffington Post

Unless you’re a competitive eater, there’s really no reason to scarf down your meals. After all, doing the opposite — that is, slowing down — is likely better for your waistline, according to a new review of studies.