Mindful eating is a term that is thrown around a lot in the health space.
Are you eating mindfully?
Are you eating cold food out of a Tupperware?
Does it take you five minutes or less to eat?
Does eating involve you standing near the sink in your kitchen?
Do you have your cell phone out mindlessly scrolling or texting while you shove food into your mouth?
I know these things happen because I have been guilty of doing all of them.
How to “wine taste” your food:
Wine tasting looks something like this.
It starts with the right type of glassware. The wine requires a certain temperature. The palate is prepped. The color is observed. The aroma is embraced. The flavors and textures are felt and distinguished.
Lastly, the wine is profiled with a story about where it came from and what it had to go through getting it to your mouth.
Can we do this with food?
Okay, not every meal is going to be this exciting, but you get the point…
Wine is great, but remember that the food we eat carries more value.
We need food to build muscle, support our recovery, and turn us into the sexy, strong, physically capable beings we are meant to be!
Can we treat our food with the same respect and attention to detail as wine?
Learning to eat mindfully is a practice, therefore it takes practice.
Mindful eating challenge:
Wine taste your food this week and see if it makes a difference in your overall enjoyment and experience.
For more tips on how to eat mindfully check out my post – “Slow the Eff Down.”
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