I know what you’re thinking. “Bri, I wash my hands before eating. At least when people are around.”
But we’re not talking about cleanliness. Meal hygiene refers to HOW we eat – our pace, chewing, mindfulness. Basically it’s whether or not what we DO at mealtime supports digestion of the foods we eat.
WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?
You may have heard the term “mindless eating” (you know, Great British Bake-off marathons on Sundays? Anyone?). The thing is, most of us eat mindlessly way more often than the weekends. When was the last time you sat down, took a few deep breaths, stared at your food, felt grateful for it (you know, since it’s the literal reason we stay alive) and then slowly savored and chewed every last bite - without watching T.V. or scrolling your phone? Yeahhhhh, about that.
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Eating slowly helps us…
Eating quickly leads to….
OKAY, WHAT CAN WE DO?
Here are some SIMPLE suggestions to taking our mealtime back:
You can improve your health without a single change to what you eat!