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4 Ways To Be More Mindful of What You Eat

Emily Hurd | Aug 12 2021 | Tags: Health & Wellness

It becomes easier and easier to fall into a mindless routine of eating, often with little thought about what we are actually putting in our mouths. Our moods and emotions are greatly impacted by what we eat and drink. Our diet is too important to be put on the back burner.

Here are four ways you can be more mindful of what you eat:

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1. Watch out for food labels

Many of the most popular food labels include calorie count, vitamin A and C, sodium, and cholesterol. It's important to be mindful of what you are reading on these labels because it can have a big impact on your diet. You might not notice big differences in the calories or sodium, but if you eat a very salty snack or drink tons of sugary drinks each day, then this is something that will really affect your health.

2. Pay attention to how your body feels

Pay attention to how your body feels or how you feel after a certain meal. Notice if you're feeling bloated, tired, or if your mood has changed. If you start to feel negative impacts from a food or drink item then it's time to stop, rethink, and reorganize. It's never too late for you to change your eating habits.

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3. Be mindful of nutritional supplements.

Many people take supplements and it can be easy to overdo it. Make sure to stay away from artificial health drinks and meal replacement shakes as they are not a sustainable nutrition option. If you or someone that you know uses these products maybe consider a more natural and sustainable option.

4. Meal planning

A great way to stay mindful of what you are eating is by meal planning. Meal planning can help decrease the number of times that you think about what to eat, which in turn will make it easier to control the negative impacts on your eating habits. If you plan your meals ahead of time then you'll know exactly what you need and when you need it. Planning ahead also helps reduce food waste so that food isn't going to be thrown away if it goes bad before a certain date.

Conclusion

It is important to stay mindful as a daily practice when working to correct bad eating habits. Every little step you take will help to improve your health and mood.

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Emily is the Director of Member Experience at SmoothieBox and loves creating new recipes to share with our smoothie community. She gets help and ideas from her two toddlers, especially if it involves our Green Super Smoothie. In her spare time she can be found outside with family.

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