A Guide to Mindful Eating
So often we eat mindlessly. We passively put food into our mouths while working on the computer, watching TV, when we’re on the run or perhaps when we are feeling stressed. Mindless eating puts us out of touch with our bodies, leaves us feeling unsatisfied and can easily lead to overeating and subsequent weight gain. On a deeper physiological level, it can actually create stress on our digestive system and impair utilization of the nutrients we are consuming. This is especially true when we are eating on the run in a stressed condition. During times of stress, our blood is flowing away from our digestive system and into the muscles so that we can fight or flee. This creates a non-optimum environment for the digestion and assimilation of nutrients into our cells, which can sabotage our beauty. Nourished cells mean beautiful skin, vibrancy and abundant energy.