DAY # 18
Today I will utilize all the mindful eating habits I've learned so far and observe any change between yesterday's UN-mindful eating and today’s MINDFUL EATING.
Yesterday I ate my favorite breakfast meal of this amazing locally-made plant based yogurt (my dairy-intolerant belly loves it) with mango, pomegranate, shredded coconut flakes and bee pollen, unmindfully while responding to email. The first bite was delicious but then I was distracted checking email and working. I was mindfully UN-mindful and just couldn’t eat unmindfully. Does that make sense? It did to me in the moment, but perhaps I was justifying my behaviors...
The reality is that the meal situation was physically and mentally difficult because it was painfully evident that I was missing the opportunity of nourishing my body with some of my favorite foods. And it really made me sad. So I moved to the table because I HATED missing the opportunity of tasting and thoroughly enjoying my loaded yogurt bowl. When you can start to identify a difference between unmindful and mindful eating, it really becomes a no-brainer. Most of the time. The majority of the time. You don’t want to go back to the mindLESS eating because you really miss out, especially when it’s something delicious like a favorite food or something that you looking forward to eating.
I know after 2+ weeks of cultivating mindful eating skills you are leaps and bounds ahead of where you were when we started 18 days ago! Keep moving forward cultivating a healthier relationship with yourself and food… it’s one of the most worthwhile habits to focus on! Just remember, you are exactly where you are supposed to be!