Promotes Better Digestion
Practicing mindful eating is a good way to improve your digestion. Eating slowly and chewing food thoroughly ensures full digestion. Mindful eating can also help avoid bloating which is one of the most common digestive issues.
Helps You Understand Why You Are Eating
Most of the time, when we feel hungry we don’t question our sensations. We simply reach for food.
Mindful eating promotes questioning your hunger and understanding whether it’s physical or emotional hunger. Physical hunger is true hunger. You should pay attention to the physical cues of hunger and eat only when you are truly hungry.
Emotional hunger, on the other hand, is triggered by different emotions, boredom, and stress. This is not real hunger and practicing mindful eating helps prevent emotional eating. One of the greatest things about mindful eating is that it teaches you not to turn to food for comfort.