Learning how to eat mindfully helps you take control of your food choices, appetite, and weight. At KairWell Weight and Wellness, Charan Donkor, MD and Sean Bannister, PA-C, offer a mindful eating program that helps you enjoy your meals while managing optimal wellness. Call the Stuart or Davie, Florida offices or use the online tool to book an appointment and learn more about how mindful eating can help you make the important behavior changes for lasting good health.
When you are mindful, it means you’re focused on the present moment and noticing your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. When applied to eating, mindfulness makes you fully present with what you are consuming.
Mindless eating occurs frequently in most people’s days. They munch while being distracted, such as while watching television or playing video games. Mindless eating can also take the form of a response to emotional and psychological triggers; you reach for food to numb uncomfortable feelings like sadness or stress.
Mindful eating involves changing your relationship with food so you see it as a source of joy and nourishment. Mindful eating requires you to alter behaviors that you may have done for years – even since childhood.
The mindful eating program offered at KairWell Weight and Wellness focuses on helping you make small behavior changes that can lead to big improvements in your health for the long-term.
The mindful eating program includes nutrition guidance so you better understand how to make good dietary choices. This includes how to craft a shopping list and meal plan.
The team also teaches you how to fuel properly throughout the day so you come to each meal hungry, but not ravenous. This means you’re not skipping meals or restricting your food intake during the day.
You’ll learn how to portion food onto your plate and take small bites and chew thoroughly, so you can enjoy your food completely. You’re invited to bring all of your senses to each meal. When you do this, you may find that foods you once ate mindlessly are less appealing.
Mindful eating can help you become aware of emotional and psychological issues that are standing in the way of lasting health and wellness. Eating mindfully puts you in charge of food; instead of feeling out of control, you have the capacity to stop eating when you feel full and say no to foods that don’t match your health goals.
Mindful eating can help you identify triggers and cravings so you get out of the cycle of emotional eating. When you eat more healthfully, you have greater energy and reduced risk of developing chronic disease.
To learn more about the mindful eating program offered at KairWell Weight and Wellness, request an appointment today by phone or use the online tool to schedule.