Mindfulness Eating Script

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Build a Good Relationship with Food- Mindfulness Eating Script
The short mindfulness script I am going to provide you in this post is a very good practice to overcome your food cravings and improve your eating habits.
This post is a part of my article series “body and mind connection” and here I am going to discuss the most important step to maintain a good health which is to have a good relationship with food.
Often the extra weight that people put up when their lifestyle changes and especially when they get too busy is due to their lack of awareness when they eat since the mind is too engaged in thinking about various other important stuff.
Overeating, binge eating, night eating, addiction to chocolate or sugar are all resulted from absentmindedness
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Mindfulness Eating
This is not something very difficult to understand or perform but, just an act of using all your senses when you eat.
Main purpose of mindfulness is always to bring your attention to the present moment so, all you have to do is to become completely aware of the NOW moment.
In mindfulness meditation we actively focus on the various sensations received by our five senses in any moment and that’s what you have to do while eating also.
So, when you eat food first make sure that you won’t give thought to anything else no matter how important it is because it is necessary that you must keep in mind while eating that thinking about anything else is not going to give an instant solution.
Eat slowly with complete focus on each sensation generated by the food; bring your attention to the appearance, smell, touch and taste of the food.
Don’t let anything other than food to capture your attention let it be TV, a dominant thought, a conversation, phone,
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Mindfulness eating is simple but it requires a lot of practice, gradually you will get better in doing this and it will start benefiting you in various ways.
The Script
So here is a small and simple exercise for mindfulness eating especially for those who are addicted to some specific food items.
If you are not a food addict then also eating this way, by being more present will benefit you in numerous ways.
This is a quite surprising method for the food addicts because rather than trying to make them quit that food item it makes them to eat it but, with complete awareness.
See, people having addictive eating habits don’t really enjoy food, when the craving arises they just keep on stuffing themselves to fulfill some other psychological need.
The short exercise I am going to share with you here will help you to gain more control over your obsession to any particular food.
Steps:
1-Get the food to which you are addicted and doing this exercise at the moment when you feel the craving would be best.
We are going to take “chocolate” as an example.
2-Contemplate on the appearance of the food for few

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