Today I would like to talk to you about not the usual methods for | ||102perdere peso or a specificdiet for losing weight. Today I want to talk to you about something that in the United States is a real movement, which is certainly neither political nor religious. The name, in English, is Mindful eating, i.e. eating conscientiously.
Let's start with awareness.
Eating with attention and conscience
It is deliberately the concept is clear that by paying attention to what you eat, being fully aware of what is happening inside and outside you - in your body, heart and mind - and outside you, in your environment, you realize not only of the food eaten but of what is happening. Awareness is awareness, without criticism or judgment.
The last sentence is very important. In the awareness that we put into eating we are comparing ourselves with ourselves, we are not making comparisons with anyone else. We do not judge ourselves or others. We are simply witnessing the many sensations and thoughts that come to the surface when we eat. The recipe for mindful eating calls for the warmth that a good thing gives us and the taste of curiosity.
What is it, therefore, to eat with conscience
Eating mindfully dedicates the full attention to the experience of eating and drinking itself, both inside and outside the body. We pay attention to the colors, smells, textures, flavors, temperatures, and even the sounds (crunch!) of our food. We pay attention to the experience of the body. Where in the body do we feel hunger? Where do we feel satisfied? What does feeling half full or three quarters full mean?
Let's also pay attention to the mind. By avoiding judgment or criticism, we watch when the mind wanders, pulling us away from full attention to what we are eating or drinking. We look at the external impulses that may occur after a few sips or bites: grab a book, turn on the TV, call someone on our cell phone or do some interesting web research on some topic. We therefore notice the external impulse and go back to just eating.
It can be seen, this because food is a fundamental part of our life, how eating makes our state of mind different and how our emotions, even negative ones such as anxiety, influence our eating. Little by little we have to recover the sense of ease and freedom with the food we had in childhood. It is our natural right.
Old habits of careless eating are not easy to change. Don't try to make drastic changes. Lasting change takes time and is built on many small changes. Let's simply leave.
And you? Do you pay attention to what you eat or are you constantly distracted by what is happening around you? I really like the idea of returning to a certain freedom with food, to an awareness so natural as to make the relationship with eating primary, like when you are children. Have you ever tried to focus on meal times? And if so, what advantages have you found? Write me in the comments what you think about this method and if you find it interesting.