• Susan Schwarting, CMI/RMT

Nourish & Savor, Part 1

We've all heard the cliche "take time to stop and smell the roses." What about "take time to stop and savor your food?" That's what mindful eating is all about. So many of us eat on the run, multi-task while eating and eat so quickly we can't even remember if we ate, let alone what we ate.

Mindful eating allows people to enjoy a relaxed and healthy relationship with food. Research has shown that diets don't work but following a mindful eating strategy does.

Mindful eating is about

• Allowing yourself to become aware of the positive and nurturing

opportunities that are available through food preparation and

consumption by respecting your own inner wisdom.

• Choosing to eat food that is both pleasing to you and nourishing to

your body by using all your senses to explore, savor and taste.

• Acknowledging responses to food (likes, neutral or dislikes) without


• Learning to be aware of physical hunger and satiety cues to guide your

decision to begin eating and to stop eating.


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