ENJOY Your Food - A Mindful Eating Practice

Eating is a naturally pleasurable and rewarding experience. A practice of savoring what we eat can help our brain recognize other pleasurable experiences throughout the day. Notice! - that our stomach and body very much want to weigh in on what we eat not just our tongue and throat. Eating is meant to be pleasurable, not only from the neck up, but the neck down, and from the beginning to end, meaning that even hours later the body should feel revitalized and energized by how we nourish it. Even noticing the way our body eliminates what we eat needs to have a significant impact on our choices. Here are five simple steps to mindful eating:

E --Exercise presence (take a minute to anchor first)

N --Notice where the food came from and how it got here

J --Joyfully eat, using all five senses and savoring