When we slow down in any aspect of life, including while we eat, we become mindful of the how and why. Jon Kabat-Zinn describes mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” Evidence shows that mindfulness can help us develop skills needed to manage:
- Stress, anxiety, and depression
- High blood pressure
- Insomnia and sleep problems
- Substance use disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Taking it one step further, research proves mindful eating creates health benefits like:
- Less impulsive eating
- Reduced calorie intake
- Preference for healthier foods
- Weight loss and management
- Reduced binge eating
If you want to be more mindful of what you’re putting into your body, and you want a better relationship with food, mindful eating is for you.
Maybe you think it’s too difficult to slow down and eat with intention? Or you’re wondering, what’s the point? We’re here to shed some light and make mindful eating attainable for you. Powered by Compass One, this 10-day challenge will share simple tips and tricks to help you incorporate mindfulness practices into your meals. And it won’t take too much of your time.
Keep these guidelines in mind as you dive into this Mindful Meals challenge:
- There are no bad foods
- Your body knows what it needs, but you must listen
- Embrace exploration and understanding of food
- Your life is about much more than how or what you eat
Are you ready to make your meals more meaningful? Let’s do this!
Though this challenge ended on March 13, 2023, you are more than welcome to try it on your own. Invite a #healthynurse you know to join you! Share the challenge on your social media by clicking the links on this page. Get started here.
This challenge is powered by Morrison Healthcare, a Division of Compass One Healthcare
Less salt! Less salt! Jerky is my ultimate weakness just because I'm controlling my calorie intake. I've been consuming protein a lot and i admit, jerky is my “go to” snack. But I've been controlling myself. NO MORE jerky! I'm scared my sodium level will be so high and will make me even bloat more. So yeah, I've been eating lots of veggies and fiber these past few days. WOO!!👊
Cooking is not my passion, so I definitely listen to music to try to relax while making dinner. I'm glad to see that on today's tip!
I am introducing lots of veges in my diet ,increasing my water intake by adding the juice of lemon in my water and for snacks if I feel like it,I am going for nuts and seeds.
I do try to listen to my body cues when it comes to afternoon snacks. When I'm tired I really try to have an apple or something healthy that will give me energy. If I just want to snack and don't need to, I make sure to limit the amount I'm allowing and never bring a bag of snacks to sit down. I pour out my portion and put the bag away.
Made sure to drink my 1 gallon of water . Keep it up everyone
I added fresh spinach to my pasta and it was delicious! I also bought some chia seeds to have for breakfast.
We love the Silk Coconut milk and almond milks!
I always look for healthy hot chocolate drinks this time of the year but have not found it yet .Any suggestion will be appreciated
I like to use OM mushroom hot chocolate. I find it at one of our local health stores or you can go to the OM website.
We have a wonderful Fair Trade store. The chocolate bars they sell are amazing!
Doing well on the green. And have added drinking 1 Gallon of water a day and using a refillable 32 oz container. 😊
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