December 21, 2018 In The Healthy Professional
The Mindful Eating Test
You may not be able to mindfully eat at every single meal but for the duration of this challenge, try to do this test at least once per day with at least a few bites of your meal or snack.
- Choose a bite-sized amount of food – a berry, nut or a bite of the snack or meal you’re about to consume.
- Use your senses to see, smell, touch, and hear the food.
- Now, what does it taste like? Put the food in your mouth. Don’t chew immediately. Note the texture, taste, and any other reactions, even memories that you have to this food.
- Chew the food until it is like baby food (in a form that is easily digestible for your stomach). Then swallow. Note any additional observations.