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Mindful Eating: Alternative To Watching TV While Eating Habit; Here's How It's Done

Update Date: May 04, 2017 03:37 AM EDT
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YouGov’s Children’s Omnibus has conducted new research on 1,789 children that shows one in three (34 percent) eat their evening meal in front of the television. Whereas, three in ten (29 percent) practice the same while having breakfast. The science of mindful eating truly lacks in today’s individuals.

Some experts also believe that concentration splits when a person watches television and have meals. Get to know more about it, here.

Since the person is ought to throw his maximum concentration on the luring television characters, he or she unknowingly tends to eat more - this highly increases the risk of obesity. Here we will discuss the processes of mindful eating that not only has many benefits, but one won’t tend to run after sensory tastes like the requirement of excess sugar, salt, spicy taste etc.

Learn How To Eat Through Mindfulness

Mindful eating is based on the techniques of Zen meditation (an arm of Buddhist ways of meditation) highly practiced in Japan today, which emerged over one thousand years ago from India. It said that eating is “not” something to get over quickly, hence, the practices of eating while watching television or talking over the phone or working on the computer should be avoided.

The core concept of mindfulness is “live in the present moment.” While eating anything you will have to give your complete concentration or attention on the food to know it actually, reports Live Mint. There are some important steps to increase mindfulness to eating or even any other activities.

Eating Through Mindfulness Gives One The Actual Taste Of The Food

In order to accomplish mindful eating, one should pay their full attention to what is happening in the present moment without being judgmental, Trinidad Express suggested. You can give your full attention on your tongue that sends the information of every taste (flavor, smell etc.) through sensory nerves to the brain.

Then feel the sensation of swallowing the food. Trust us, this gives you the actual taste of the cuisine that you ever had while multitasking in your life.

The other process for increasing mindfulness is making your mind as a witness to all the activities. It means you need to observe how your hand is picking up the food and inserting it in your mouth, followed by chewing and getting the tastes over the tongue.

This will never end in excess eating, as you will be able to feel the actual gastrointestinal urge and accordingly fill the requirement. This process of mindfulness meditation makes one more calm and attentive to any activities and increases the concentration level.

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