Mindful Eating for Better Health

Health Nugget by Coach V

In this article, I am going to help you learn what mindful eating is all about and how it can help you keep your weight down. 

In the modern world, we eat for convenience rather than for nutrition. We eat for instant gratification rather than long-term health benefits.

Can you imagine slowing down when you sit down to eat to experience the tastes and textures of your food rather than wolfing it down in a hurry or snacking on the go all the time? We can absolutely learn to slow down and eat mindfully. We can also learn to see the food we eat as medicine that not only nourishes our whole system, but also tastes delicious.

So, what is mindful eating?

Mindful eating means taking the time to honor your food by choosing high quality, organic and non-GMO food, preparing it with care and eating it slowly and mindfully using your five senses to really enjoy it. It means choosing to be present with your food and the way you eat it without rushing or multitasking at the same time. Mindful eating is a way of saying to ourselves: “I respect my body enough to be mindful of what I put into it and of the way I eat.” 

Coach V’s clients find that eating mindfully helps them sense intuitively when they are full, gain way more satisfaction from eating, develop a healthy relationship with food, discover new tastes and textures, improve digestion (less gas and bloating), regulate bowel movements, and more. 

How will you know if it’s time to learn to eat mindfully?

I am glad you asked! It’s time for you to practice mindful eating if you answer YES to any of the following:

  • You get bloated easily and especially after eating

  • You scoff down your food like there is no tomorrow

  • You eat just to feel full not to enjoy the tastes

  • You eat to numb (feelings, stress, emotions)

  • You want to learn to enjoy healthy food 

  • You crave sugar or starchy foods

  • You have difficulty focusing or have foggy brain

  • You feel lethargic after eating

  • You feel addicted to eating certain foods that aren’t healthy for you but you can’t stop

  • You tend to gain weight easily, especially in your belly or mid-section (hips, thighs)

  • You have extra pounds that won’t come off with diet and exercise 

What to do now?

In her health coaching practice, Coach V helps clients discover what triggers them to overeat or binge eat. She leads them through a step-by-step process to learn how to eat mindfully and to learn what to eat for their unique body type.

If you would like to discover more then click here now to schedule a time to talk with Coach V about how you can learn to eat mindfully.

About Coach V:  

Virág Haldeman (she goes by V) is an optimal health & weight loss coach. V was a competitive athlete in her native country of Hungary. As a young adult and throughout her 20’s and early 30’s V struggled with weight challenges, sugar cravings (addiction) & binge eating, yo-yo dieting, and food deprivation. Eventually, her struggles woke her up to the need to understand her nutritional needs better and also to heal her relationship to food. She became a certified health coach and developed her Fit & Fabulous, Inside And Out: The Total Body Transformation program. In her 3-month program, V coaches women in their mid 30’s to mid 50’s to lose weight so they fit into their favorite clothes comfortably without starving or deprivation. She helps her clients saying goodbye to sugar cravings & binges, welcome sweets in guilt-free moderation, and helps them make empowered food & lifestyle choices. Coach V is passionate about helping others. 

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