Did you set a resolution to achieve a healthier body weight in 2018? Focus on HOW you eat and NOT WHAT you eat. Sure food choices matter to a point, but restrictive diets don’t work long term. If you instead focus on how you eat, by sitting down to meals, eating mindfully, and really getting in touch with your body’s hunger and satiety cues, weight management becomes easy.
Shifting the focus from the ‘what’ to the ‘how ‘allows you to become one of those people you used to hate- the people who can eat whatever they want and not gain weight. When you are mindful of what you are eating, you become much more satisfied with your choices, cravings disappear, and much less likely to overeat.
To be more mindful, always place your food on a plate. Remove all distractions and just focus on the food you are eating. Involve all of your senses- what does it taste like, smell like, what’s the texture, how does it look, etc? Chew each bite slowly and put your fork down in between bites. This simple shift will allow you to achieve a healthier body weight without the constant struggle brought about by ‘dieting.’
How can you be more mindful in 2018?