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  Rio Grande Cancer Foundation   1 min read 3 weeks ago

Slow down at the table

We all know the nutritional dangers of fast food. But even fast food, when eaten slowly, can make you pause to consider exactly what you are consuming. The slower you eat, the more likely you are to think about making more sensible, healthier choices for future meals. If you are already eating a well-balanced meal, eating slower will give your brain a chance to get the signal that you are full so you are less likely to overeat.

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Mindfulness means focusing on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. We can also apply mindfulness when we nourish our bodies.

Although the ideal mindful-eating food choices are like the Mediterranean diet — centered on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts, and vegetable oils — the technique can be applied to a cheeseburger and fries. By truly paying attention to the food you eat, you may indulge in these types of foods less often. In essence, mindful eating means being fully attentive to your food — as you buy, prepare, serve, and consume it. However, adopting the practice may take more than a few adjustments in the way you approach meals and snacks.

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