18 Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Eating Habits
Mindful Eating is maintaining an in-the-moment awareness of the food that you put into your mouth. It involves focussing on how the food makes you feel and the signals your body sends about taste, satisfaction, and fullness. Research has shown that eating mindfully may help you with your relationship with food.It may even help with weightloss.
The 5 main Benefits of Mindful Eating
People who attended a recent Mindful Eating Workshop with me reported having experienced the following 5 main benefits:
1/Because “Mindful Eating” is a kind of meditative experience, they managed to reduce their stress
2/The were eating slowly so they tended to enjoy their food more.
3/As they were eating their food slowly and chewing at least 30 times, their digestion improved.
4/They felt full much sooner to there was a tendency to consume less calories.
5/They found that because they were calm and less emotional there was less binge eating.
If you want to find out more about your relationship with your food you can ask yourself these simple questions:
1/ Why do I eat?
2/ Why do I think I eat?
3/ Am I really aware of all the situations and/or emotions that trigger me to want to eat when I’m not hungry?
4/ Do I find myself eating even though I said I wouldn’t? Why?
5/ Have I tried a lot of diets? What happened? How did they work for me long term? Why?
6/ When do I eat?
7/ How often do I feel like eating? Why?
8 /How do I know if I’m hungry?
9/ Can I tell the difference between physical hunger and head hunger?
10/ How could I redirect my attention away from food until I’m hungry?
11/ What could I do to cope better with my emotional triggers for eating when I’m not hungry?
12 /When does “I want a brownie” really mean “I want a break”?
13/ What do I eat?
14/ What do I eat in a typical day?
15/ Would an Awareness Journal help me recognize patterns?
16/ What types of foods do I feel like eating when I’m eating for emotional reasons? Why?
17/ Do I restrict myself from eating certain foods, then later give in and overeat those foods?
18/ Do I feel guilty when I eat?
In summary, Mindful Eating can help you in many ways with your relationship with food. The best way to find out is to ask yourself the questions and give it a go. You can also attend one of my virtual or face to face Mindful Eating Workshops. They are a lot of fun.
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