Mindfulness, the state of being conscious or aware of the present moment, is emerging in every facet of our lives from work or school to personal relationships. Our mental and physical well beings benefit from the process of slowing down and focusing on the here and now.
Mindful eating, then, also has its benefits. The practice of creating mealtime routines can bring some peace to our busy lives. Simple habits can make your mealtime routine, whether it's on the go or home with your family, much more enjoyable and worthwhile.
Because mindful eating habits have gained recent popularity, nutritionists and experts alike have shared best practices for including meal time routines into your day. Nicole Centeno, author of the book, "Soup Cleanse Cookbook," shares one of her favorite mindful meal rituals here. Use the code MYBESTBOX during check out on splendidspoon for 15% off your first delivery :)
"Here’s one of my favorite rituals before any meal, and because it includes a mantra I find that it follows me throughout the day.
The Buddha taught, “Mind and body are united. What I think I become.” Before you soup, close your eyes and stretch your spine so you are sitting or standing tall as if a string is holding up the crown of your head. Silently repeat to yourself: I am strong. I am confident. I am at ease. Eating a healthful meal is helping your body strengthen, which will increase your confidence and put your spirit at ease. You are doing this now, so go ahead and claim that full mantra in the present tense! Sit up tall and repeat it again at the end of your meal, or whenever you have a few moments throughout the day."