We may all be making small changes to our eating habits in January with the desire to loose weight and or be healthier. Noticing the taste of food is an important part of mindful eating to help maintain a healthy weight and a well balanced diet.
If we notice the taste for a few seconds we start to become more present when we eat. Often we eat in automatic pilot not really noticing what we are eating, why we are eating, when we are eating and how much we are eating.
Being mindful at each meal gives us an opportunity to make sure we are eating for hunger not to soothe emotions or stress. We are choosing foods high in nutrients that make us healthy rather than quick fixes high in sugar, salt and fat. Ensure that we are eating regularly to help maintain energy and an even mood. When we eat regularly we may be less likely to over eat at meal times. Mindful eating helps improve our mental and physical wellbeing.