Take the happier, healthier approach to eating and exercising now that the new year is here!
With weight loss on resolution lists everywhere, it's crucial to not only eat better, more healthy foods, but really get to the root of why weight loss has previously failed. Without learning that, you're doomed to repeat mistakes of the past.
The answer is relatively simple, and this theory is one that will help you all year long: you can eat mindlessly or mindfully.
Mindless eating means you're eating food just because you see it. We've all done this before. We may not necessarily be hungry, and it may not be time to eat, but we grab a handful of chips while watching the game simply because they're there. We grab some chocolate in the afternoon at work while on the computer just because it's there. We don’t think about putting the food in our mouths; we just do it. And we do it without thinking - without being mindful.
In other words, it means paying attention when you eat! When we focus our attention on what we're eating, we can make better choices. It's not a habit that's easy to adopt. A lifetime of mindless eating, snacking, and even drinking isn't going to go away with the snap of a finger. Instead, keep the following things in mind as you seek to better your health - and pause before you take your next bite!
Eating healthfully is not very difficult. It just takes some thought, some time, and some mindfulness!