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2/24/19 9:41 P

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Excellent information. Awhile back I purchased about 5 or 6 different types of apples. I had cleansed my palate to the point where I could taste such a difference in each kind of apple. It was really eye opening. When you stop eating junk and messing up your palate, it wakes up and you can actually detect the difference in fragrance, texture, and taste. It was an amazing experience.
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2/23/19 10:01 P

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MINDFUL EATING

Subject: Healthy Habits Challenge Day 7 -This one simple thing can make a BIG difference

Yay, it’s day 7!!! You made it!

This week has just FLOWN by, don’t you think?

Today, we are addressing a topic that you may or may not be familiar with – mindful eating.

You’re taking steps to make healthier choices with your diet, and are making sure you are getting adequate exercise each day. But are you practicing mindful eating?

You may be asking “What the heck is mindful eating?”

According to Today’s Dietitian, mindful eating is the key to losing or maintaining weight. They state, “The core principles of mindful eating include being aware of the nourishment available through the process of food preparation and consumption, choosing enjoyable and nutritious foods, acknowledging food preferences nonjudgmentally, recognizing and honoring physical hunger and satiety cues, and using wisdom to guide eating decisions.”

Mindful eating is easy to put into practice. Simply slow down, chew more, enjoy the food and company. All it takes is making sure that you are intentional with your food consumption.

In addition to the weight loss benefits, some studies show that we absorb more nutrients when our food is adequately broken down in our mouth, before digestion. In an article about mindful eating US News states, “The more you chew, the more nutrients you will absorb. Considering we eat to nourish our bodies, this is an important point to make. If you properly chew your food, it will be digested and metabolized more effectively.”

Mindful eating can also help you enjoy your food more. Take the time to savor the various flavors and textures as you chew. Many times our hectic lives lead us to rush through a meal without ever taking the time to truly appreciate our food.

Adding mindful eating to your healthy lifestyle can be an excellent way to complement your existing habits. It can help you lose weight, aid in digestion, and help you to enjoy your food more than ever before. Give it a try and see how you feel.


Join us over in the discussion below to hear what others are saying about this topic, and add your own thoughts too.

We’re waiting for you there!

Even though today is the last day of this challenge, there is still a lot more in store for you in the in the group, so be sure to stick around for the fun. emoticon


Wishing you a healthy day of MINDFUL EATING! All the best,

Benita (Gettingbodyback)










Disclaimer: This program is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any illness or disease.

The information provided in this program is for general educational purposes, has not been reviewed nor approved by the FDA and is not intended to take the place of advice from your medical professional, licensed dietitian or nutritionist.

You are solely responsible for your health care and activity choices. Participation in this challenge does not constitute a client-coach relationship.



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