LMFT, D. Min.

Mindful Eating Tip: BREATHE: May 2, 2013

foodwpeepssmallWhen we make the decision to eat mindfully, we begin to change not only our eating habits, but our life.  Often we are on autopilot as we go through our day.  Today’s tip helps us to stop and focus on the moment at hand. By stopping to take a breath, we become present with this moment and have the opportunity to make decisions about how this moment flows into the next. This pause is helpful for choosing our food and for the thoughts and feelings that may be spinning in our head.

This brief meditation tip will also aid in reducing stress hormones that contribute to fat around your mid section.

TIP for today:  schedule at least two three-minute breaks during the day to practice deep-breathing exercises. Focus on your breath, following your breath as you inhale, the place in your body where the breathe is taken, your exhale, and the pause between each breath.

There is some scientific evidence behind this fact: Meditation, even as brief as this, each day will reduce the stress hormone cortisol, which builds fat around your mid-section.

Peaceful eating,


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