Mindful eating is being aware of your eating habits, the sensations you experience while eating, and the thoughts and emotions that you have about food. It is more about how you eat than what you eat.
I am getting much better at slowing down and really tasting my food in a calm matter. However, if I am over-hungry…. all bets are off. Then I go back to my default of shoving food into my mouth.
Eating without distractions is a bigger challenge for me. I live alone and I love it. I eat in front of the television with my computer on. The thought of sitting down at a table with nothing but me and a plate of food feels dumb and terrifying. I have done it, and typically don’t hate it, but it’s not a routine for me yet.
It feels dumb because I’m just one person. I could see eating without distractions at a table if I had a partner and children. However, it just being me… feels stupid.
But is it? Or is it the next level of self-care?
What kind of difficulties do you experience when you eat without distractions?