Think before you eat!

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Are you aware of the types and amounts of food that you put into your mouth?  If you’re anything like me, then the answer is no, or at least it used to be.  I have worked really hard to be aware of the foods I eat and to eat when I am hungry, not when I am bored, sad, mad, lonely, or around others who are eating.  This isn’t always easy, but it has been a journey that I am proud of.  There are steps to being a mindful eater.  They are:

1. Be aware of tasting your food vs. mindless munching.

2. Savor the foods.  What is the texture like or the flavor.  Is it crunchy, creamy, spicy?

3. Don’t judge yourself.  Try to eat healthy, but everything in moderation.  Allow yourself an occasional treat without guilting yourself the entire time.

4. Be present with your food.  Don’t sit and watch TV, work on the computer or graze.  People who do this tend to take in more calories than they intended.

5. Observe what is going on in your body. Are you hungry and lacking energy.  Do you feel full and able to stop eating or are you really still hungry?

 

About anitakellam

Wife-Mom-Health Care Provider-Fitness Junky- Gluten/Dairy Free Foody, Aspiring Techno Geek My name Dr. Anita Kellam, DNP, FNP-C. I am a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and maintain a practice in rural Montana. When I was a kid I was a competitive swimmer and even swam at the master's level until I had my first child. I have spent the past 15 years pursuing my professional degrees, raising 3 children and devoting myself to my family. Over the years I saw the pounds slowly creeping up. Once I completed my doctoral degree I made the decision to improve my health and fitness. Beachbody has provided excellent tools that helped me turn my house into a gym. It has been an amazing resource to help me achieve my goals and I am addicted to the products. I would love to help others on their journey to be in the best shape of their lives no matter what age or fitness level. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or like me on my webpage www.anitakellam.com.

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