By Melanie Albert, Founder & CEO, Experience Nutrition Group, LLC, Phoenix, AZ. Nutrition and food expert, author and speaker. Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Holistic Nutrition and Whole Food Cooking Instructor at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.
A New View of Healthy Eating begins with the food we choose to eat, and extends to our shopping, cooking and eating experiences.
Today, we focus on Eat Mindfully
When we eat, this is the time to enjoy our food, the beauty of our food, and to enjoy our family and friends in a beautiful environment. Enjoy the social time to connect with your family or friends. Or, if eating alone, take the time to pause and enjoy the quiet meditative time for yourself.
A few ideas to add mindful eating to your life:
- Set your table with a pleasing environment, using real plates and silverware and perhaps flowers and music.
- When you eat, pause and enjoy the beauty and aroma of the food that was grown and lovingly prepared for you.
- Really mindfully eat. Pause, chew, place your fork down, and pause again.
- Enjoy your meal with all your senses.
“The key to mindful eating is to pause and enjoy your food and the connections with yourself, your family and friends. “ Melanie Albert
This week, I invite you to pause when you are eating and notice if you are eating mindfully.
If you are not eating very mindfully, I invite you to add one mindful eating idea to your meal. Come over and share your experience with us on Facebook.
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