Today I want to talk to you about mindful eating. I absolutely love this meditation because I love food, and it helps me to lose weight when I apply it effectively. Watch the video below to learn more.
For this example, I'm going to use a strawberry, but it doesn't matter what you are eating. When I'm having nachos, I make it a point to make the perfect nacho.
The first thing we want to do is have gratitude for the food that is nourishing your body. Say to it, “Thank you for giving me health and energy.”
Next, truly look at your food, admire how beautiful it is, and appreciate it visually.
Finally, when you take a bite, take that one small bite, and chew it at least 50 times until it's an absolute liquid in your mouth. With every bite you take, feel what it's like in between your teeth. Relish what it tastes like on your tongue. I want you to enjoy and savor every bite.
This helps you lose weight because you're not mindlessly eating. Mindful eating involves slowing down and savoring each bite. Because you're eating so slow, the mind has enough time to get the message when you're actually full.
You don't actually need to put a lot of food into your system. You're given so much food at a restaurant that you feel like you have to eat it. You can actually get by on much smaller amounts than you’re generally putting on your plate.
So today, enjoy your mindful eating. Savor the taste of each bite and enjoy losing the weight.