One of the reasons food and nutrition have become a trouble area for so many of us is that eating has lost it's importance. We put work, entertainment, and others before nutrition.
Most families no longer sit at a table to eat any meal, kids only get twenty minutes for their lunch and professionals usually work through their lunch breaks.
Eating has become chaotic.
How many of you eat while driving?
You may think that you are being more productive when you eat while reading, or catching up on emails, but the truth is that you are most likely overeating and putting your body through more stress than it needs.
You also miss out on one of life greatest pleasures... eating!
When you are distracted you are not really tasting the food, you are depriving yourself from pure bliss!
You are also eating too fast to know when you are actually full.
How many times have you poured yourself a big bowl of snacks to watch a show to find that the bowl is gone before the first commercial break?
You reach your hand in for more and the food is gone, and you don't feel satisfied at all, so you go in for more!
Distracted eating is a dangerous cycle. The more you do it, the more out of touch you become for when you are really hungry or full.
If nutrition is a struggling point of yours, see if you are a distracted eater.
If you find yourself eating while doing any other task, besides enjoying the meal with another, then you may need to set time to just eat.
It can be just 15-20 minutes to start, but make it just about eating, nothing else.
Take note: are you more satisfied with your food? Do you eat less? Did you even like the food you ate?
That last question may sound weird, but many times we continue to eat food that do not taste good just to finish the food we have on our plate. This may lead to us over eating later in the day because we have yet to be satisfied.
So give it a try and see if you can start to create a better relationship with food!