Mindful Eating Meditation to Help Stop Addictive Binge Eating.
Many of us take our lunch break at our desk while we continue to work or while we are on our phones checking our personal email or social media accounts.
- At least once a week, practice meditative eating.
- If it’s nice outside, take your lunch out into the sunshine and just eat.
- Don’t carry on a conversation, don’t check your email or answer your cell phone.
- Don’t read a book or magazine.
- Just sit and enjoy your food.
- Look around and take notice of your environment.
- If the weather isn’t nice enough to eat outside, try to find a window to look out of while you eat.
- Notice the textures of the food.
- Chew more slowly, savoring the flavors.
- Don’t rush.
- Take your full lunch break to just enjoy your food.
- Then as you walk back to work, notice how regenerated you feel.
You will feel more relaxed and energized because you didn’t try to finish any work or errands while you ate, but instead, really took a time-out from the busyness of your day to revive your body and mind.
A Meditation on Mindful Eating by Live Sonima
For so many of us food is a way to check out of the moment.
While eating our awareness often travels behind us into the past or ahead of us into the future.
We eat at our desk at lunch brilliantly multitasking and missing the doorway to nutrients.
Food becomes social a link to other people rather than a link to the moment, to the wisdom of our body and its many signals and messages.
What would it be like to imagine food as a doorway, not out of, but into the moment.
What would it be like to imagine that the tastes and the textures of the food can become gentle tethers that bring us back to this precious moment.
This 10-minute meditation is designed to help you practice mindful eating.
Before you start, you’ll need to gather something to eat such as an apple or another wholesome snack.
As you practice this meditation, each bite will be a doorway to sensation and flavor that fills you up with presence.
Courtesy of Live Sonima