There is a fine line between being mindful about what you decide to put in your body and obsessing over diets or dangerously limiting your food intake.
Whether your particular issue is excessive eating, harmful diets or you simply can’t wrap your head around the whole nutrition thing, the easiest way to improve your health, and your overall wellbeing, is to rebuild your relationship with food. Here are a few habits you can start incorporating today for a healthier tomorrow:
Practice Mindful Eating
Our bodies have some pretty significant cues that let us know when to eat and when to stop eating, but at some point, we’ve stopped listening to them. So, engage your senses and start practicing mindful eating. Before you start eating your meal, take the time to appreciate what is on the plate in front of you. Look at the beautiful colors, smell the incredible scents and taste the different textures and aromas, before you finally swallow that delicious bite.
Not only will mindful eating help you acknowledge your response to food without getting into judgment, but your brain will also start signaling to your body that it’s satisfied, making you much less likely to overeat.
Enjoy Your Meals
Never disrupt your eating experience with negative thoughts, such as “I shouldn’t be eating this” or “I’m a failure because I can’t even control what I eat”.
Your body can easily manifest such thoughts into stress and anxiety, leading to digestion problems, or even more serious health issues. If you take the time to recognize your meals and the food experiences you find pleasant, you will instantly change your relationship with food for the better.
Choose Nourishing Ingredients
The food you eat is the fuel your body needs to function properly, but it also reflects the care and effort you put into maintaining optimal health. So, instead of unhealthy salty, processed and fast foods, be mindful of your body and opt for truly nourishing ingredients.
Incorporate plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in your daily diet, but don’t forget to add some healthy supplements, such as the beneficial coenzyme Q10, that will not only help keep you in ideal shape, but also provide your body with all the necessary nutrients in needs for the day.
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