We all know that there is only 24 hours in a day. But how many hours of stuff do you try and cram in? Making time for you needs to be a priority so you can attend to your health and wellbeing, and be the person you want to be.
The question, “Does mindful eating assist weight loss?” came from a client of mine.
The first part of her actual question was,
Through mindful eating will I lose weight if I am overweight?
A mindful eating journal can become your new best friend. Best friends tell you “like it is” – and they compassionately help you to see all sides of a situation. Similarly, a mindful eating journal can show you what food choices are working well for you, and those that are not.
Comfort or emotional eating can occur when we feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Uncertainty about your future can be a trigger. But mindful eating provides a kind and effective solution to overcome emotional eating.
Have you had an intention to improve your health and wellbeing? It might have been a goal to eat 5 serves of vegetables a day, get to bed by 10pm or walk 30 minutes a day.
Yet some time after setting that intention, you realised that you never started. Sound familiar? So, what does it take to convert an intention into action?
The warmth of summer can be either invigorating or draining. We have to take care not to overheat during this season. The good news is that we can choose foods that are cooling and nourishing to keep us in balance during this bountiful time.
Wake early in the morning and take nourishment from the morning sun.