have a problem with portion control and mindful eating. All of the foods listed
in this article have wonderful nutrients and can be fantastic additions to a
healthy diet when not overconsumed.
Once again this takes us back to mindful eating behaviors. This means returning to
some of those eating habits we had when we were children. If you watch children,
they eat when they are hungry and stop when they are full. Many adults have
lost this habit, thus overeating. It takes ~20 minutes for our stomach to tell
our brains that we're full. This means we need to slow down, savor our food and
make eating the main event rather than multi-tasking. Easier said than done,
but starting to focus on these habits now will make a huge difference in your
eating behaviors and your weight!
Mindful Eating Behaviors:
-Slow Down: at least 20 minutes for a meal
-Eat in eating places: at the table, not in front of the tv or in the car
Reading these articles can help to shed some light on habits and foods, but we must continue
to look at them with a critical eye.