Beginning to eat mindfully has been a challenge. No doubt that when I think about food, it makes me want to eat. I am connected emotionally to food, and as I have written earlier that has not been very healthy for me.
Whilst I also love to cook and have people for dinner and my dinners for my family are made with love, I can pop chunks of cheese into my mouth without even realizing it.
Mindully eating - that is considering each and every meal or snack that I eat and being appreciative for the food and being mindful of the blessing, nutrition or potential harm the food could be to my body sounds intense when I write it but it isn't in practise.
My goals for the mindfullness exercise are:
- To shift off a few more pounds.
- To balance my eating throughout the day and not have late night adventures with cheese:-)
- To stay within my personal calorie intake goals and drink more water.
- To be thankful for the food I am eating and be aware of foods that I shop for and what's in them. ( I do mostly only buy and cook from scratch but manufacturers do sneak bad things in even the most innocent looking snack.)
Yesterday went really well, did not perseverate on food and ate healthily, balanced and thankfully - all wheat and gluten free. Dropped one pound.
Making pancakes for the girls, I snuck two after they had gone to vsiit with their Dad. Grrrrrr.