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10 tips to eat mindfully

Eating is closely linked to mindfulness, at least eating natural foods. Mindful eating means noticing the colors, smells, tastes and textures of your food, chewing it slowly, getting rid of distractions such as TV, telephone or reading and learning to deal with guilt and anxiety about food. Here are some tips on how to do that.

1. Choose healthier foods when shopping

2. Only eat when you are hungry

3. Make sure you are not distracted

4. Sit at the dining table

5. Take a deep breath

6. Try to eat with your non-dominant hand

7. Take small bites and chew slowly

8 Enjoy the food

9. Be thankful

10. Observe how you feel at the end of a meal