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4 Tips to Perfect the Art of Presence While You Eat

4 Tips to Perfect the Art of Presence While You Eat

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Mindful eating is a way to become reacquainted with the guidance of our internal nutritionist.”

Jan Chozen Bays

Have you ever caught yourself eating, and a moment later when you look down it’s gone…and you don’t even remember eating it? Our lives are so busy, and we often eat on auto pilot.

Challenge yourself to eat with intention. We’ve included some simple tips below. You’ll be surprised how much you’ll enjoy every bite (and feel less stressed too!).

Mindful Eating Tips:

  1. Sit down to eat (at a real table!). Eating on-the-go is full of distractions. Give yourself (and your nervous system) the chance to slow down.
  2. Take three deep breaths before your first bite. This will help move your body into a “rest and digest” state and bring you into the present moment.
  3. Chew, then chew some more. Chewing helps with digestion and nutrient absorption. Aim for as many chews per bite as you can – experts say 20-30 chews but we know that might be pushing it.
  4. Express gratitude. Enjoy whatever you eat with a sense of gratitude.

Bon appétit! 

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