Mindful Eating- Don’t Eat Like A Zombie

Everyone Is Living My Life, Sort of

Today everyone is being told to keep a social distance because of Covid-19 caused by a coronavirus. Most of society is living the way I have been for the past 19 years.
Stay at home mom, homeschooling my children and working whatever job you can from home.

I have kept my house filled with food. We have two pantries, two refrigerators, and a deep freeze. I order toilet, paper towels, cat and dog food online and have shopped for all my cleaning products and all my personal care products online for 14 years.

Why have I been an online shopper?

Because it is easy and cost about the same as if I drove to the store. and the products I use are toxic-free. That helps my body stay healthy.

So here is the deal with this Covid-19 It is a pandemic worldwide, not because of death but because they don’t know how to treat it or how it will act. The problems come in when it attacks the lungs and people die from lack of oxygen.

Does this scare me? Well, I am concerned but just like with any other contagious disease. You see being scare/worried is not going to keep me healthy.

Education and self-care is the only thing I can do.

Eat healthy foods, drink plenty of good water, exercise every day, drink my Shakeology to give me 70 different “good for me” ingredients and add any other supplement to build my immune system, like vitamin C, D, zinc and use essential oils as needed.

Good hygiene, like washing your hand for the whole ABC’s. Staying out of crowds, disinfecting any surface you touch and keeping hands off the face.

If I feel rundown I rest.

I listen to my body and give it what it needs to be healthy not what it needs to make me happy. Now is not the time to eat for pleasure. Practicing intermittent fasting, mindful eating and awareness of how you feel when you eat something should be key right now.

What do I Mean about Mindful Eating?

Well most of us just shovel the food in our mouth. The only bite we truly taste and enjoy is the first.

So with mindful eating, you focus on what you are eating.

How does it taste?

Does the taste change the longer you chew your food?

How do different combinations of what you are eating taste?

Do you notice yourself getting flushed or does your temperature rise after eating a certain food?

Are you itching?

Do you experience heartburn or indigestion?

Which food do you notice this with?

Do you fight acne?

These are just some of the questions you ask yourself when you eat or drink.

Another way to be mindful is to pay attention to how much you eat. Portion control, eating slowly and not like a zombie is a great place to start your mindful eating.

Why not like a zombie?

Well, zombies are mindless.

What is mindless eating?

Remember that bag of potato chips you ate the other night while watching the tv?

What about the bowl of M&M’s you have sitting on the counter oh wait the bowl is empty how did that happen?

Taking a bite or two of food while you are cooking? (My tip to help with that one is to chew a fresh piece of gum. Why fresh because you will have the taste/flavor all in your mouth and eating something right then would not be pleasant. )

How about when you go to one of the stores that have samples all-around, did you plan those calories? Was it even good for you or do you just eat because someone offers it to you?

How many times do you eat while driving? You definitely are Zombie eating, if not you would end up in a wreak.

Movie theaters are the worse. A big thing of popcorn covered in butter with a giant drink. That is enough to feed at least 6 people but maybe two people eat it. By the way, your body does not like popcorn and sodas. So If you were practicing mindful eating you wouldn’t eat it in the first place, let alone a giant bag of it with the monster drink that cost a fortune. Come on save yourself some money.

We are trained to believe we have to have snacks to watch a movie.

You need a bedtime snack so you can sleep better.

Eat every 2 hours to keep your metabolism high.

Lies!!! So many lies we have been told and so many lies we tell ourselves and teach to our children.

Time to take your life in control and start Mindful Eating.

It just might give you your health back.

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