Transforming your relationship with FOOD: Unleash the power of mindful eating! [Fridays: Mindfulness by Miles]
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A Note from Miles Everson:
Welcome to “Mindfulness by Miles!”
Every Friday, we talk about topics related to the future of work, wealth, health, and our overall well-being. Our goal is to help you apply these tips and insights so you can further improve your career and personal life.
Today, let’s focus on this concept called, “mindful eating.”
Keep reading to know why this is important and how it can help improve your wellness in general.
Mindfulness by Miles
Have you heard about “mindful eating?”
This is the practice of paying FULL attention to the experience of eating, including the taste, texture, and smell of the food, as well as your physical and emotional responses to such stimuli.
Simply said, it’s about savoring and enjoying your food, rather than mindlessly snacking or gobbling down your meals.
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MBO Partners’ CEO Miles Everson personally has lots to say about the benefits of mindful eating. For one, this practice helps him tune in to his body’s hunger and fullness cues, and lead to more intuitive and healthier eating habits.
Aside from that, it enables him to appreciate and enjoy his food more truly, leading to a greater sense of satisfaction and contentment.
Everson states mindful eating is not just about the physical benefits but also the emotional and psychological benefits. By becoming more aware of his emotional triggers and habits around food, he is able to harness a greater sense of self-awareness and control.
So… what can you do to start practicing mindful eating too?
Below are some of Everson’s recommendations:
- Set aside distractions, such as phones and TVs.
Everson says it’s easy to flop in front of the TV and eat while being transfixed on the latest episode of your favorite show. Before you know it, you’ve eaten your entire plate.
That’s why when sitting down for a meal, he recommends removing distractions as this is essential for mindful eating. This could be in the form of shutting down your laptop, setting your phone aside, and not turning the TV on.
After removing or minimizing such distractions, focus on the food in front of you or the conversation you are having with others.
- Take the time to FULLY chew and taste each bite.
Mindful eating is about slowing down. Everson believes when you’re eating quickly to move onto your next task, you’re making yourself at risk of getting obese and experiencing metabolic syndrome or gastritis.
A good tip is to put your fork down between each bite. It can also be in the form of pausing to take a sip of water, or taking a deep breath to see if you’re still hungry or comfortably full.
Everson states by eating mindfully, you will recognize when you are no longer hungry and better understand the difference between hunger and fullness.
- Pay attention to the sensations and emotions that arise while you’re eating.
Take a moment to engage your senses as you look at your food.
What about it is visually appealing?
What does it smell like?
How does it make you feel?
Additionally, observe how you feel as you take your first bite. What descriptions come to your mind?
Is the food crunchy? Chewy? Smooth?
Everson says paying attention to your senses while eating helps you savor your meal. After all, mindful eating is not just about judging your food but also about bringing full awareness to each bite.
Overall, mindful eating is an important aspect of a healthy and fulfilling life. By paying attention to your meals, you can improve your physical and emotional well-being, and enjoy your food to the fullest.
We hope you find today’s topic helpful and insightful!
Happy weekend, everyone! Make sure to try mindful eating. It’s seriously fascinating stuff.
(This article is from The Business Builder Daily, a newsletter by The I Institute in collaboration with MBO Partners.)
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“Fridays: Mindfulness by Miles”
High-performance businesses are run by people who think and act differently.
In other words, these are people who are high-performing individuals.
Companies and individuals of this kind have found ways to escape the grind of commoditization and competition by focusing on the RIGHT goals.
High-performing businesses and individuals are also “return driven” businesses and “career driven” individuals. They conscientiously develop unique capabilities and resources that allow them to deliver offerings in ways no other firm or individual can.
Every Friday, we’ll publish tips and insights from MBO Partners and The I Institute’s “The Business Builder Daily” newsletter.
These will help you gain knowledge on the things that Miles Everson, the CEO of MBO Partners, often talks about regarding the future of the workforce.
We’ll also highlight other mindfulness advice on how you can be a high-performing individual both in your career and personal life.
Hope you’ve found this week’s insight interesting and helpful.
Stay tuned for next Friday’s “Mindfulness by Miles!”
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