For years the popular conversation about diet and weight loss has focused on what we eat and how much we eat, but it turns out the way we eat might be an equally important factor in the equation for good health. As nutrition expert Bonnie Taub-Dix points out in a recent post on Sonima.com, mindful eating is on the rise as more people shift from dining “on-the-go” to “enjoy-it-slow.” As she says, the next big food trend might be simply paying attention to the way we take in our meals and snacks, and tuning in to how our foods nourish us. Proponents of mindful eating say that the practice can help you develop skills to make nutritious choices and exercise portion control, providing a lasting foundation for healthful living.
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If you’re curious about the process of mindful eating, try the following 10-minute guided meditation. During this practice, you’ll become more attuned to the tastes and textures of foods as well as the experience of eating. All of these delectable sensations serve as a gateway back to the present moment, providing a satisfying introduction to mindfulness practice.
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