In this manual we will be exploring how mindfulness can be used to enhance our eating experience and the benefits of using mindfulness when it comes to our relationship with and consumption of food.
Mindfulness is a simple yet effective technique to bring us into the present moment and induce awareness when it comes to whatever it is we are doing in that moment.
Benefits of mindfulness:
When we eat, we often do so mindlessly, whether that is eating at our desks, whilst we are walking or on the go. We often don’t actually taste our food because we are so busy.
Also, many of us have a more complex relationship with food. Some of us use it to self-soothe which can lead us to over consume when we are not hungry. Some of us are on constant diets and eating can invoke a range of emotions from stress to guilt or even shame.