There are many labels that we can use in describing the different types of dietary lifestyles. Vegan, Carnivorous, Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian, Omnivorous just to name a few. Regardless of which one you choose to adopt, one concept that can improve results is by becoming a conscious eater. This means making eating intentional instead of unintentional.
Our lives are busy and demanding, so having the ability to multi-task has always been seen as something that can improve the efficiency of our lives. Who hasn’t choked down lunch while they work at their desk or devoured a sandwich on the way to soccer practice? However, rushing meal times may not be the most healthful or beneficial way to get the most out of our food experience.
Much like arriving at our destination and not remembering the route we drove to get there, eating can be just as automatic. The following are a few tips on how to stay connected to the food that we eat and the mindset in which we eat it:
There are a number of benefits associated with slowing down and eating consciously.
Try implementing these tips starting with one meal a day. Breakfast is a great choice. This will help to begin your day in a positive way and start your morning off in the right direction. Before long this practice will start to become automatic and you will have developed the habit of being a “conscious eater”.
Contributed by Bonnie Hertzog, R.H.N.