[Article updated on 19/09/2023]
What if eating while being close to your being allowed, in addition to taking care of yourself, to lose weight?
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Mindfulness, what lies beyond these few buzzwords? We are faced with a daily reality, stress, lack of time, ever more intense pace of life and it must be recognized, our diet suffers as a result. We then often tend to take certain pragmatic shortcuts, classification of good versus bad foods, physical ideal to achieve, ever more original and more restrictive diets…
This, ultimately, without really take into account our real needs, our physiology, our desires.
What if there was no ideal diet? Or rather, are there not as many perfect diets as there are individuals? What if everyone had the opportunity to (re)find the diet that suits them, while feeling free to do things differently every day?
What is conscious eating?
No more “not seen, not taken”, with the chocolate gulped down with guilt in the evening when coming home from work!
(Re)eating with your senses will (re)become a reality. For this it is necessary to (re)learn to listen to your body without obsession linked to weight.
Kindness, listening and self-respect will be the axes of progression.
Conscious eating in practice?
Look for our points of reference within ourselves (satiety, desire, need…), more than in magazines in order to tame our being and be closer to it.
A diet in harmony with our feelings, without instructions.
What do you ask yourself when you are hungry or need to eat?
We do not only feed the stomach, so our sight, our sense of smell, our taste buds, our cells, our mind and our heart must also be listened to and satisfied.
I offer you a practical exercise by simply experiencing the first bite of a meal mindfully.
“Pretend” is the first time you taste the food you are about to put in your mouth. It is then almost natural that all the senses are involved.
Appreciate the shape, the color of a grain of rice for example, but also its hardness, its texture, its flavor and perhaps even give free rein to your imagination and visualize a rice field, the landscape and the associated animation.
Nothing about succeeding or failing, simply a non-judgmental observation experience that will quietly bring you closer to your needs.
Conscious eating, the benefits?
All our attention directed towards what we are doing, whatever the “doing” may be, isn’t it the secret to fulfillment?
Eating mindfully allows us to meet our needs as closely as possible. Eating when a gentle feeling of hunger appears, tasting, enjoying without forbidden foods and simply stopping when our body tells us to.
So by considering each need, excess becomes nothing more than a distant memory. And the weight becomes respectful and ideal for everyone again.