Eating is a tricky thing to master, even though we do it day in and day out. If it was kept simple we would all eat well all of the time.
However with outside influence, and the power of big industries encouraging to eat “fast food” we have lost our relationship with in, it has become a marriage of convenience.
Living in an age of “We want it yesterday” we now eat cheap food fast, and ready meals that take two minutes. Where is the love? If we really love ourselves then we would take the time to prepare food lovingly, after all it helps us to live in this world. We have destroyed the love in food. We seemingly cannot be bothered to learn where it comes from half the time. As long as it lands on the plate, who cares how it got there!
The term “I have no time” is no longer fashionable. We must make time, we have 24 hours in a day and we must prioritise what keeps us alive and well. Food is love, get to know it, find out how interesting it can be, watch it grow into something beautiful. Food loves you back by nourishing you will vital nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The more you get into it the more it loves you and the more you love yourself.
How can we go back to mindful eating?
- Love you, and love the food you put into you
- Choose food that will benefit you’re well oiled machine we call the body
- Remember the body is one whole thing and not parts. We must treat it equally for balance.
- Timetable food eating times, this will be critical in making good habits. It will also feed your body at the right times.
- Do not buy rubbish and synthetic food – it is time to take back control
- Delete snacks from your mind, this is where the trouble starts, by having 3 meals a day that is plenty unless you have been told otherwise
- Do not eat in front of the TV or IPad or any other technology – look food in the face with love.
- Take the time to eat, nurture it, your gut starts in your mouth. The process starts with chewing and allowing yourself to be hit with good flavours. Chewing activates the digestive enzymes that break food down, once you have chewed properly the gut is ready to sort the good and distribute to the parts of the body.
- Try not to associate food and eating with emotions, it doesn’t cure them, remove tempting food to stop the triggers.
- Size matters, eat to the size of your tummy, its usually the size of the palm of your hand. Take time to eat so the process works and it shifts.