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The Eating Habit That Gets in the Way of Results

The Eating Habit That Gets in the Way of Results

How many times have you found yourself slipping into this not-so-mindful habit? … 

Multitasking while eating.

And by that we mean, not paying attention to the food going into your mouth while you're focused on your phone, TV, or even work.  

Don't worry, you're not alone in this. 

It’s something most of us do almost daily. We do it to save time, keep ourselves entertained, and just out of habit.

Today, our Method3 fitness coaches want you to take a moment to realize what is happening when you do this...  

Have you ever found that when you're distracted, you barely NOTICE or TASTE anything you're eating?

When you consider that it takes about 20 minutes for our bodies to send “I’m full” cues to your brain, you can quickly see how easy it is to overeat.

Not to mention you end up ignoring how the food makes you FEEL – physically and emotionally.

Plus, instead of eating because we’re hungry, we can start to rely on outside cues like our emotions or because we see or smell tasty foods. 

Or even because it’s a certain time (think dessert after dinner even when you’re full), or for entertainment’s sake, or to relieve boredom or other emotions.

This is where mindful eating comes in. 

Basically, it’s simply slowing down and really paying attention when you eat.

Here are the basics. Just pick one meal and:

  • Turn off the TV and put your phone out of reach.
  • Eat slowly, taking time to chew and taste each bite.
  • Focus on how your body feels with each bite.
  • Stop eating when you’re full.
  • And also, before and after you eat, note – without judgment – whether you are truly hungry, and whether what you just ate benefits your health, goals, and your well-being.

When you start to tune in, you’ll probably notice that your habits and food preferences begin to change …

and you’ll begin to make choices that help you feel better and reach your goals faster.

You don’t have to do this with EVERY meal. Just start with one a day and see what happens.

To get something different, you have to DO something different! 

 

Need nutrition coaching help?  Fill out the “Request More Information Now” box above to receive your free consultation with our San Jose nutrition coaches and experience the Method3 difference OR call us at (408) 371-1212 to connect. Hope we can talk to you soon. 

 

Method3 Fitness is conveniently located in San Jose.  Our team of personal trainers and nutrition coaches serve clients in Los Gatos, Campbell, Willow Glen and other surrounding Bay Area cities.  

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