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Meditating, sitting in silence and thinking about what I want in my life and what is keeping me from it made me realize it was a daily choice I made to be overweight. Now I am mindful and making a daily choice to be healthy, letting go of all the negative feelings and emotions I kept as my security.
I recently had a talk with my sister who brought to my notice that I binge when I eat out but I am mindful when I am eating at home and I realised it was true. So, I got myself a wrist band (those colorful rubbery things) and put it on whenever I go out. This way whenever I bring something to eat near my mouth I see the band and immediately check the portions and the food that I am eating. It is just a reminder that I should watch out for what I am putting in my mouth.
When we going out with friends, while chatting, we hardly realise what and how much we are eating in company. This method helps me stayed focused. Try it out!
Focus on the sensations exploding in your mouth by eating mindfully. Fix a nice place for yourself at the table. Make your food look beautiful. No TV. No computers or video games. No books. Be fully present with each bite. You will feel satisfied as you feed your hunger, not your appetite.
"Mindful Eating" by Jan Chozen Bays
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