Today we are starting our mindful eating challenge. If you are with us comment below with a “I’M MINDFULLY EATING THIS WEEK!”
Join us for 7 days of mindful eating. We will begin a habit of eating mindfully, learning to take some control over how we respond to the lupus in our bodies. The Mindful Eating Challenge will assist in figuring out how food and our relationship with food has an effect on the lupus we beat daily.
What is Mindful Eating? Mindful eating is being fully present when you eat. Tuning into your thoughts and feelings in the present moment. It is a tool that can help improve your relationship with food. The purpose is to bring awareness to the nourishing aspects of food, recognizing your hunger and fullness signs, choosing foods that are both enjoyable and nutritious and to tune into how your body reacts to food.
DAY 1 Clean Your Eating Space | Minimize Distractions
To enjoy your meal fully, your eating space should be clutter free. Start DAY 1 by making your eating area inviting and peaceful.
This will help limit distractions and it invites you to show value for your meal. You deserve to eat in peace. It also creates a less frantic eating environment, reducing stress associated with mealtimes. Finally, it allows you to concentrate on what is important, enjoying the food!
Challenge: Choose one meal to eat mindfully in. Your challenge today is to do NOTHING but EAT during your mindful meal.
Meal Affirmation: I joyfully observe the tastes and textures of this food.