Mindful eating is simply eating with attention. But in our fast-food, eat-on-the-run world, just paying attention to what you are eating and how you are eating can be challenging. For overall wellness, nourishment and digestive health, how we eat can be as important as what we eat!
WHY MINDFUL EATING?
In our diet-obsessed but food abundant society, rather than being a joyful and nurturing experience, eating is often fraught with anxiety, distraction and guilt. While we may know that eating with attention could be helpful, deeply engrained patterns of relating to food and the hectic pace of life can undermine our efforts. Mindful eating can help you learn to listen to your body's signals about hunger, choose food more consciously and expand your capacity to feel deeply satisfied.
WHAT HAPPENS AT A MINDFUL EATING MEETUP?
Our meetups provide community for those who want to practice mindful eating in an informal setting. You will order and pay for your dinner off the menu, we'll provide an introduction to mindful eating principles and facilitate a light guidance of those principles. The group consists of up to 10 community members and the restaurant will vary depending on group preferences. Bring a friend or come on your own. It's a great way to start the week with self-care, meet new friends and support our local restaurants.