Mindful Eating: Not just What, but also Why, How, When and Where. Part 2.

August 27, 2016

 

Welcome back for part two of mindful eating. Hopefully part 1 of this blog gave you some food for thought and you've been able to bring a bit of self-awareness to your eating habits. Lets dive straight in and discuss how the when and where may also be influencing your eating.

 

The When.   

Have a think about when you are eating? What times of the day do you feel peckish? Are you a breakfast, lunch and dinner kind of person or are smaller, more frequent meals more your thing? Maybe when you get home from work all bets are off, and you'll eat whatever you can get your hands on? Do you treat yourself after the gym? Or do you actually put a meal off for a while after you start to feel hungry? Its worthwhile to consider if there are any particular times of the day that are 'danger zones' for mindless eating and why that may be.

 

The Where.

And finally have a think about where it is that you do your eating. List down all the locations where you eat; the kitchen, at your desk, in the car, on your bed, in front of the TV, at the dining table, walking home? Do any of these particular locations influence you to eat certain types of food? 

 

Tying it all together.

Now finally have a think about how the what, why, how, where and when all fit in together. Ultimately the food we eat comes down to habit and/or environmental influences and/or willpower and cravings...Ma