Mindful eating might seem like an impossibility when you’re busy or when you struggle with autopilot snacking or mindless eating at night. Don’t over think it. We can move from mindless to mindfulness pretty quickly and easily (read on).
Mindful eating is a game changer. When we’re mindful, we’re in the present. We’re grounded and much more capable of making a purposeful choice instead of reacting without paying attention or reflexively choosing an old habit or behavior.
How do you start growing a mindful eating habit? It begins with a pause. Taking a deep breath. Growing aware of what is happening in this moment. The way your body feels, the thoughts you are having, the taste of your food, the experience of hunger or fullness.
Stop. Take a breath. Use these motivational quotes to help center you and provide perspective. Mindful eating unfolds one step at a time.
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Maria Robinson
In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being. – Eckhart Tolle
When you bow, you should just bow; when you sit, you should just sit; when you eat, you should just eat. – Shunryu Suzuki
The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion. – Thích Nhất Hạnh
Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. – Pema Chödrön
That’s life: starting over, one breath at a time. – Sharon Salzberg
You must be completely awake in the present to enjoy the tea. – Thích Nhất Hạnh
I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles. – Laurie Halse Anderson
Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone. – Louis L’Amour
There’s a reason you eat the way that you do. Start with compassion and be open to the possibility of change. – Melissa McCreery