After seeing this fantastic video on HealthTALKS where the beautiful Adele and Lola touched on “mindful eating”, it got me thinking…

 

Mindful eating is all about being aware – all your senses should be fully awakened.  The sharing and eating of delicious, healthy food is something that should be celebrated!  It should be a loving, beautiful experience.

I also found this old post by Sarah Wilson and her experiences quite interesting.

As I mentioned, it’s something I’m still very much working on.  I have a long-standing habit that needs breaking!!

What are your thoughts on mindful eating?  I’d love to hear from you!

Big love and shining light as always. xxx

Author: Amelia

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I believe it’s our birthright to live a life without limitations or labels, and that we can achieve the confidence and spaciousness we crave, when we are guided back home to the person we have always been.

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11 thoughts on “Nurturing YOU : Mindful eating

  1. Oh sweetheart, I LOVE you. Such a gem. Come to QLD & play soon, please. I 100% agree on not labelling… I was just talking about this the other day actually. I’m about 90% vegetarian these days (hasn’t even really been a conscious thing, I just go with what my body wants and it doesn’t seem to want meat anymore) but I’m not calling myself a vego yet.

    RE: the speed eating, I’ve slowed down my eating a bit I think but used to eat super fast. Ramai and I have laughed at going out to dinner at 6:30 and being finished and ready to go home at 7:30. haha, glad we’re not alone. x PS: great scarf!

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 5:41 pm
  2. YES! I am totally with you on the fast eating thing. Mind you, I only eat fast because Mike eats faster than anyone I’ve ever met and if I don’t finish my meal quickly enough, he will start to eat my share. I call it defensive speed eating. However, I really am making an effort to slow down and now I’ll often physically cut a meal that I’ve made in half (like a lasagne or a roast chicken) and say to Mike, “right, that’s your half, that’s all you’re having, don’t even THINK about touching mine!”

    My biggest downfall with mindful eating is multi-tasking while I eat. I never just sit at the table and eat when I’m alone. I’m always watching TV or on my phone/laptop at the same time. Bad bad bad.

    On a side note, you are so beautiful!!! You’re such a natural on camera and your vlogs are just so easy to watch.

    xxx

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 6:25 pm
  3. Amelia! Love this! How amazing has the weather been lately? I have been walking almost every day and sometimes twice a day! I can totally relate to the fast eating. My husband and I noticed when we went out for dinner one time and had ordered and eaten in about 45
    Mins! So embarrassing! We are trying to slow down- at least we have a lingering meal on date night as we can also relate to smashing a meal down because the baby is due for nappy/food/attention. Where in Melbourne do you live? Would love a cuppa together xxxxx

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm
  4. Hi Amelia…

    Yes…. I am guilty of fast eating too.. eating my meal in record time.

    Since I read the Intuitive eating book earlier in the year I make a really big conscious effort to slow down. To put my fork down while I am chewing. Have a mini break in meal so that it helps to register how full I am… It does work.. although it is so easy to fall back into those bad habits of inhaling my food! (Well my ex partner used to call me the inhaler! How embarrassing, blink and the food was gone!)

    Its definitely a great thing to work on…. it sounds like you have all of the other elements of mindful eating down pat!
    Hope you are having a lovely week – how beautiful is the weather
    xxxx

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 6:47 pm
  5. Amelia- I just sat down to dinner with my husband at the dinner table to eat homemade pizza (base from scratch and all) and by candle light- and not even 5 mins in our daughter woke up crying! Is it any wonder we scoff our food lol?

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 7:18 pm
  6. Yup…totally agree.
    I got in the habit of speed eating when Toddler C was a baby and it is a habit that is hard to break!
    When I am not at work, I eat lunch when he is asleep and I really enjoying sitting at the table myself with nothing but my food. It only happens twice a week but I really enjoy those two meals!

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 7:29 pm
  7. Ha! Yep. And I think it causes a but of digestive upset in both of us. And the unable to register satiety thing too. We’re working on it though! Next goal, to eat in front of the tv less… Oops.

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 8:34 pm
  8. Love this video Ameila! This is definitely something I need to work on – I don’t think I eat as fast as I used to but there’s still room for improvement so I can really savour & enjoy the nourishing food I am putting into my body. x

    Posted on July 17, 2013 at 10:26 am
  9. Oh lovelies – I am SO glad I’m not the only one… Hopefully we’re all thinking of each other now when we eat and we start to slow things down a little. 🙂
    Big love to you all. xxx

    Posted on July 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm
  10. You crack me up!! That story about the wedding was hilarious. My biggest problem is when I am stressed or sitting at the computer all day, food just goes down without a second thought! Then it’s like oops, where did THAT go!? Great vid babe, you’re so fab on screen! x

    Posted on July 29, 2013 at 7:58 pm
    1. Lol… thank YOU beautiful girl. 🙂 xx

      Posted on August 2, 2013 at 2:16 pm