8 Tips on Eating Mindfully for Better Health
By Nicole Boisvert CHNC, ACC – nutrition consultant, food coaching, marketer, mom
Food is such a blessing; nourishment for our bodies and enjoyment for our senses. In our culture food is used to celebrate, to entertain, as gifts, for pleasure and more. However, when food becomes your main way to cope with stress then weight and health issues may result. Mindful eating can help.
You are not alone when it comes to maintaining healthy eating habits. Many of us are challenged by poor food choices, lack of exercise and using food to cope with life. At any one time 50% of women are on a diet, 1 in 4 Canadians are overweight or obese and on top of that many are challenge with diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer which are greatly influenced by diet.
Mindful eating is the practice of focusing on your food and eating in a way that helps you gain an appreciation for your personal eating experience. It is like a meditation of sorts which provides insight into the deep roots of eating for you. It can be a wealth of information to move you forward in an empowered way.
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