Do you find yourself gobbling down a meal in 5 minutes and not realising you’ve cleared your plate?
If the answer is yes, then you might benefit from practising mindful eating. This is when you make a conscious effort to be in the moment and take time to really pay attention to the food you're eating.
Mindful eating isn’t a diet – it’s a way of eating that can help you to slow down, savour your meals and enjoy the overall experience of eating.
As well as helping you to appreciate your food, it’s thought that eating mindfully may help relieve stress and anxiety, improve digestion, and encourage you to eat in a healthier and more balanced way.
To give mindful eating a go at your next meal, try to: