In our busy lives, it’s easy to choose to eat breakfast while rushing out the door… But this hurried way of eating could do more harm than just affecting the taste of your food. A new approach of mindful eating could improve our health and the planet’s too! Let’s understand this a little better by considering four key principals:
What we eat, Why we eat, How we eat, and How Much we eat.
What? – The food we choose impacts our personal health, both for the short and long term. Choosing healthier options like fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and whole grains have the added benefit of sustainability as well. Now that’s a win-win!
Why? – We eat for lots of reasons. Nourishing our bodies with the proper fuel for our daily activities should be at the top.
How much? – Rushing to fill our plates can lead to both overeating and more food waste. Being more mindful during mealtime can help us pay attention to our hunger cues and understand when we are satisfied.
How? – Mindful eating can start with something as simple as sitting down at a table for your meals or removing distractions. Yes, we’re talking about your phone or computer! Without distractions, you’ll focus on your food and appreciate its look, smell, and taste.
If you give mindful eating a chance, you’ll unlock all its great benefits! Let’s work together to find better-for-you options that we all love and help us achieve our wellness goals while supporting our planet!