We’re a gobble on-the-go society. We tend to eat fast - whether it’s in front of our keyboards, right before leaving the house, or on the way to work. Instead of savoring our meals, we sometimes race through them. It’s understandable. We're busy.


But we also know that good health is important. So what if there was a way to take the hurry and stress away from mealtime? It starts with mindful eating. It’s something that’s not only easy to do, but important for your overall health and well-being!


RECONNECT WITH YOUR FOOD.


Mindful eating means making a connection with the experience of eating. It’s eating with thought and intention. Rather than scarfing down your meal, you truly taste each bite. It’s based on the premise that if we tune into our physical and emotional food cues, we will feel more satisfied and nourished. Instead of eating for comfort, we’ll make healthier choices – like reaching for the banana instead of the donut.  


The key is to tune into our senses with every forkful – the aromas, the textures, and the tastes. Eating mindfully also gives us the ability to stop ourselves when we feel full, rather than carelessly plowing through our plates. We become fully aware of when to stop.


MASTER THE ART OF EATING MINDFULLY.


Even the busiest among us can master the art of mindful eating. It simply requires an open mind and a commitment to establishing positive habits.  


Just as a painter would prep a canvas, prep for an enjoyable meal experience. No need to break out the china! Simply set aside time to sit down during meals. Appreciate the appearance and smell of the food before you taste it. Chew slowly enough to appreciate each bite.  


TAKE A FRESHLY APPROACH.


Freshly makes it simple for you to eat mindfully by taking away the worry and work. We plan the menu. Our chefs prepare every meal using natural ingredients free of gluten, refined sugars, and artificial additives. You select what you want to eat, and we deliver right to your door. This makes it easy for you to focus on enjoying the meal and all of its whole, natural flavors. All it takes is a little intention.


For more tips on how to eat mindfully, check out an even more in-depth article on our blog