Updated: Jun 29
Too often in current times we tend to eat mindlessly. We are often distracted with technology such as televisions, phones, or computers. Maybe sometimes, all three at once. As such we are not focused on what we are consuming, and not enjoying it to it’s full potential. This can lead to problematic eating habits. It can even encourage us to focus on thinking about the future, as we are always focused on the next bite, rather than savouring the current one.
It takes twenty minutes for our brains to register that our appetite has been satiated. Often people will have fully consumed an entire meal in a fraction of that time.
If we take the time to fully focus on what we are consuming, we could reap numerous benefits including:
Reducing the risk of heartburn
Reducing the risk of indigestion
Reducing the risk of digestive issues
Reducing the risk of high blood pressure
Reducing the risk of diabetes
Reducing the risk of some cancers
Increasing the enjoyment of our food
Encouraging us to eat only when we are hungry
Reducing food cravings
Reducing binge eating
Promoting weight loss
Promoting cardiovascular health
Controlling blood sugar
Reducing time spent thinking about food
Encouraging us to eat a wider variety of food
In addition to these benefits, eating mindfully can encourage us to live more in the moment, rather than the future. This is a fundamental concept of mindfulness. It encourages a healthier stress response and reduces the risk of worrying about what is to come. After all, it may never happen.
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