I decided to write this post for my American followers!
These 5 Questions are very useful to study and investigate our foods habits for mindful eating.
1) WHAT are you eating?
Pay attention to food labels, ingredient lists and sourcing. Avoid junk foods, and refined sugar. Prefer real fresh and local food. Remember you are what you eat! Opt for quality over quantity.
2) HOW MUCH are you eating?
Foods Portions and quantity are very important. It’s based on your metabolism and on your physical activity. Individual requirements of protein, lipid and carbohydrate shoud be estimated by a dietitian, just for you.
3) WHEN are you eating?
Avoid skipping meals if possible. Instead, try to evenly space your meals and snacks throughout the day which be easier on your body’s digestive system. Meals timing is very important!
4) WHY are you eating?
Are you hungry? Stressed out? Sad? Celebrating? Keep a food journal and watch for trends in your eating habits. You may discover that you eat more high-fat, high-calorie foods when you are stressing.
5) HOW are you eating?
This is perhaps the most important part. Engage your five senses and slow down to really appreciate and savor the experience. Eat slowly and chew properly.