By bringing mindfulness and a better awareness of taste, smell, texture and the look of your food that you are putting into your body you’ll probably notice that the way you experience meal times changes for the better in many ways without you having to put in any real effort. Mindfulness brings an attention, intention and awareness to what you are eating at meal times and the experiences that different foods give you.
As you are mindful about everything including what you eat you’ll probably start to notice that you become gradually more adventurous when it comes to what you choose from the menu or cook at home too. You’ll probably start to realise that always eating the same foods is quite boring and that there are so many wonderful tastes and experiences out there for you try.
You might also start to wonder about the journey the food you are putting into your body has taken to get to your plate. You may also wonder about how processed the food is and whether it is healthy for you. Using mindfulness after a meal will tell you more about how eating the food that you have has made you feel and it could be that you start to make changes to your diet overall.
Typically in the lives we lead nowadays it is all too easy to rush down a plate of food in front of the TV without even noticing half of it and whether you actually needed to eat it all. If you are mindful when you eat you will take longer to enjoy your plate of food and savour every mouthful. You will be better at detecting when you are full and less likely to overeat which when done on a regular basis will lead to issues with your weight and health.