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I first learned of mindful eating on my second day of nutrition school, and to be completely honest I thought it was a complete eye-roll.
Little did I know…
In our fast-paced world, slowing down is a foreign concept to many of us. Doing several things simultaneously is seen as “more efficient”, a quality we greatly admire in our Western world.
Multi-tasking registers as stress in the mind and body, triggering our stress response “fight or flight”.
If you read the newspaper, scroll your phone, watch TV, drive when eating, etc.... these distractions can impair your ability to digest properly.
When the body is in fight or flight it essentially puts the digestive system on hold. When you’re running from a lion you don’t need to be digesting your food. It’s not a priority.
Your body doesn’t know the difference. The stress response is the same no matter what the stressor.
🙋🏻♀️Who else is an emotional eater like ME?
Emotional stressors = FIGHT OR FLIGHT.
Mindless eating, when under stress or busyness, can produce digestive disorders.
Eating mindfully, on the other hand, encourages proper digestion, aids in nutrient absorption and helps us develop a healthier relationship with food and ourselves.
Paying attention to what you’re eating and bringing your attention to the present moment allows for full digestion and all the nutritional benefits!
Try it this week!
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