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Mindful eating to stay safe

Less food guilt means better health

  • Published 23.04.20, 12:45 PM
  • Updated 23.04.20, 12:45 PM
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Focus on your food. Do not watch TV as you eat. Do not have your mobile phone anywhere around you. Being focused on your food will allow you to eat less. Sourced by the Telegraph

It is easy to overeat during a time of crisis. But that is precisely what should be avoided. We should, in any case, not waste food, and overeating is a form of wastage. Two, overeating leads to more health problems, which are absolutely avoided at the moment.

Experts are advocating mindful eating. It means paying attention to what you are eating, watching how much you eat and savouring every morsel. It also means not being too hard on oneself if you have slipped. Less food guilt means better health.

A few tips on mindful eating:

  1. Have regular meal times. It will help control cravings and hunger pangs.

  2. Focus on your food. Do not watch TV as you eat. Do not have your mobile phone anywhere around you. Being focused on your food will allow you to eat less.

  3. Watch news earlier. If you have just watched the news before a meal, you may feel more anxious and eat more.

  4. Snack less. You will be tempted to snack a lot. Have a fruit or a serving of nuts.

  5. Be kind to yourself. If you have binged one day, it’s ok. Learn to accept it and stick to your path of good eating.

Information courtesy: www.livestrong.com