A mindful eating practice (5 min)

May 3, 2020

Although I’ve always loved cooking, I wouldn’t normally be that much into baking.
During the lockdown though, I’ve revisited the pleasure of making cakes and pizza/bread.
Last night was baking time and I created this beauty – Pear and Dark chocolate cake 😍
Needless to say, I enjoyed every single step of the baking experience, not just the final product. Most of the fun it’s been in the creative process of adding and mixing the ingredients, the wonderful smells and the consistency of the cake before and after baking.
I must have stared in awe at the cake 5 or 6 times while she (yeah, I know, for me it’s a lady) was rising in the oven.

I let her cool overnight and this morning she was ready to be enjoyed. I just sprinkled a bit of icing sugar on and I could hear her screaming at me: “It’s time!!” 🍰

 

 

I used the cake to experiment with a classic, basic mindful eating practice that I’m sharing here (See the picture).  

When you approach this mindful eating practice for the first time, I encourage you to do it with great sense of curiosity and non-judgment. There’s absolutely no right or wrong way to do it.

Unlike diets, mindful eating it’s not about rules and guidelines. And you can learn to eat your favorite treat without guilt and reducing your chance to end up overeating 😊
By making mindful eating part of your life and practicing it regularly, you might also lose the extra weight and keep it off, even if it’s not the primary goal of any mindful approach to food.

Ultimately, you learn to love your body more and to take care of it in many different ways.

Enjoy this exercise and share your experience in the comments below.

Have a mindful day,

Donatella

 

Written by Donatella Porceddu

I am a registered psychologist and life coach specialised in binge and emotional eating, body kindness, and mindful eating. I empower women to become the best version of themselves through my comprehensive approach, which combines personal coaching and psychology, leveraging my client’s strengths and building around their opportunities.

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