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Easy Tips to Create Mindful Eating Habits in Busy Life

Firstly, what is mindfulness? It is the state of being conscious or aware of something. Similarly, mindful eating refers to eating your food consciously, with 100% attention.

It is a completely different concept from dieting. When you are on a diet, you just blindly follow what your dietitian says. When you start practising mindful eating, you realise it is a self- exploration journey. Let me help you by briefing about what EXACTLY is mindful eating about.

Nowadays we have stopped doing anything mindfully because of hectic schedule & fast life.

Like, when we work, we think about food, but when we are having food, we are worrying about work. The result- Work performance graph goes down & weight gain graph goes up!!!

Think, if we make a slight change in above routine, i.e. eat mindfully, you won’t get distracted by the thought of food while working and your health & work graphs will shoot up in right directions.

Pay Attention:

  • What caused the thought of eating (emotions/hunger)
  • Is it required & healthy?
  • Are you sensing the food? i.e. smell, taste, texture of food
  • How are you feeling during & after having it?
  • How satisfied are you pre, during & post that meal?
  • What is the origin and how is food processed?

Benefits:

  • YOU LOOSE WEIGHT!!
  • You start feeding your Body & not Emotions!!
  • You start enjoying the food thoroughly
  • You realise if the food you are planning to have is healthy or not
  • You prevent yourself from overeating in social events, late nights, movies, etc.
  • You learn the impact of different foods on your mind & emotions
  • You learn the impact of different foods during workouts & relaxation

Tricks:

  • Its old school theory but you Need to chew your food well.
  • Wait a moment before having next bite.
  • Close your eyes for a moment and relish the first bite you have
  • Try to identify ingredients in the food
  • Take modest portion (do not worry about starving, you can always have second helping if not satisfied)
  • Do not sit with big portions in plate
  • GRATITUDE is important! Be grateful for the food that fuels your body

This all sounds common & easy. But trust me, once you develop a mindful relationship with food, your life will change drastically in every aspect for better. Keep the above points in mind and give a try to Mindful Eating. Let me know your experience in person.

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7 Ways You Can Stay Healthy Without Starving Yourself

Do you feel fat or overweight? If yes, do not feel bad because this is a major problem faced nowadays with almost all the girls. The weight control and weight management has become the high priority for females and they have a very high concern for the same. There are variety of sites which gives us ideas to keep it in control. Ample of videos on YouTube which gives us diets to follow. But they mostly result to starving and lack of essential nutrients which leads to severe hair loss and skin problems and other body issues. So it’s time we act smart enough with our food choices as the tradition says”You look what you eat”. Prepare weekly diet chart according to your schedule and include essential foods and nutrients to lose those extra pounds with ease without controlling on your sweet tooth. Here are 7 ways to keep you healthy.

1.Eat super-foods when in a mood of munching: Indians already have their ancient super foods which are easily available at cheap rates all over the country. They are present around us but due to variety of choices available to munch on (thanks to their marketers!) we ignore these and thus lack essential nutrients. Locally known as Chana and peanuts, we can consume them in different ways such as in raw form i.e. consume them as whole, in form of Chikki which are easy on pockets and handy as well. They can be consumed easily without creating any mess and can be carried easily as well. So next time between meals when you feel to munch on something opt for these chikkis guilt free. Dryfruits like walnuts and almonds are another great options to munch on anytime you like as they are easy to store and carry. You can enjoy these super-foods while working, if travelling in bus, train, cab or auto. They give you an instant energy as well to pull your long day at work and also keep your tummy full thus avoiding those junks to enter your mind.

Chikkis are best to opt for munching
Super foods like chikkis for munching

2.Switch to smoothies or juices with your wholesome breakfast:Breakfast be the most important meal of the day we should make it healthy by adding juice of vegetables which we avoid eating. Bottle guard and pumpkin locally known as Giya and petha are full of essential nutrients which can be base of our juice and to enhance the taste other veggies like tomato, coriander, capsicum or any other veggies of your choice could be added. Fruit Smoothies should be your new best friend so that you don’t miss out vital nutrients packed in them which boost your mornings and keeps you energetic. Various fruit combinations can be used to prepare smoothies. Choose your favorite fruits and pamper yourself. So next time you have your breakfast include a juice or smoothie and raise a toast to health with your beloved family.

Having smoothies with breakfast or as whole
Smoothies with breakfast

3.Regular intake of water: Drink water at regular intervals and keep yourself hydrated. It also helps in flushing out toxins and improves the metabolism.

Drinking water in an adequate quantity
Stay Hydrated

4. Regular intake of fruits: Have 3-4 inputs of fruits till evening. If it is your smoothie day, you can make it two as well.

Consuming fruits at regular intervals is neccesary
Fruits at regular intervals

5. Dinner:  Keep your dinner light like consuming dal-rice, vegetable porridge etc and consume before 2 hours of your sleeping time. This might be the time of the day when you can cook for yourself or you get time to eat without any rush but considering it the difficult one don’t skip it and try maintaining the uniformity of eating light and on time. If you are heading to a function or marriage try eating something from home which will keep you full thus reducing your attention to the junks and sweet counter.

Light and wholesome dinner is must
Dinner should be kept light

6. Choose healthy during compulsory outings: It gets difficult to hold back when you are on a meeting with client or friends in a restaurant or café and thus you end up eating and then regretting later or you avoid eating and It may put an impression of not interested to the person you are accompanying. Thus act smart and order according to the timings of the day. If its lunch time, Subs or sandwiches loaded with veggies are a great option to order. It helps you resist long meetings or travels and you consuming them on such occasions act as a tasty change to your diet.

Subs or Sandwiches to be opt for instead of junk
Healthy options instead of junk

7.Include calcium and protein:  Girls, once you hit your 30’s major health issues you face are lack of protein and calcium. Don’t let yourself slow down at that time thus maintain a good intake of them from now only on daily basis. Include sprouts, milk, curd, pulses, paneer mad from low fat milk and lentils locally known as dal in your diet. Lunch could be a good option to include them.

Sources of calcium and protein in diet should be included
Include calcium and protein in diet

Now you know the secrets to lose weight by eating all of those and not starving at all. Prepare a diet chart, follow it religiously and shed those extra kilos! The upcoming festival season everyone should say “wow!” to you!

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