Attention = Awareness = Choice
Learning to eat mindfully and with a purpose will be the most important skill on your journey to eating without tracking.
When I first started tracking my macros I reintroduced foods that I had avoided in the past such as bread, dairy and candy.
And even though they didn’t make me feel great, sometimes I ate them anyway. It wasn’t until I stopped and paid some attention
that I realized that the bread was making me bloated, excessive dairy really did hurt my stomach and that the candy was
completely unsatisfying. I quickly lost the desire to make poor choices and found excitement in my new found ability to
make smart ones! For those of us on a cut and feeling a little unmotivated or at the beginning of our journey, this is so
crucial. Being hungry sucks and it’s the sure fast road to going off the rails. Your coaches have ensured that you have
a sufficient caloric intake to eliminate this, given you’re working with us to help reach your goals!
Below are some tips and tricks to help you master the art of eating mindfully and with purpose.
Plan and think of your meal time similar to that of a date
Even if you only have 5 minutes with your beloved sandwich or fat free cheesy omelet with oven baked fries - make the most
of the time you have. You wouldn’t sit on your cell phone, talk to other people or work on the computer if you only had
five minutes with your hot date, so why would you not give your beloved meal the same love and attention it deserves!
Stop mid meal and do something else for five minutes. This is something I try to do often. In the morning, I like to eat
half my breakfast (fully present of course) then continue with preparing myself for work. When I return I have the remaining
half of my breakfast left, I feel fuller than I did to begin with which helps me to eliminate over eating AND I get to
enjoy the amazing flavors all over again!
Busyness often destroys our ability to channel our creative juices into our daily routine. Use the time you have to embrace
your inner artist. The beauty of adapting a flexible approach to your nutrition is that it allows you to create any masterpiece
your heart and tummy desires. The opportunities are endless. All it takes is a little thought and feeling. Check out our
beloved @the_flexible_baker if you're in need of some inspiration.
Mastering the art of gratitude takes practice, yet it's one of the simplest and fulfilling ways we can open up our thinking
and our lives to receiving love and joy. The ways in which we can choose to express this are endless. Below are some examples
of how we can give thanks and be grateful each day:
For just being you and being awesome!
Do you have any of your own personal tips that help you to eat mindfully? We'd love to hear about them in the comments below!
This week's recipe is geared for the pumpkin enthusiasts and lovers of fall. They are pretty straight forward and easy on the macros.
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