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14 Ways to Practice Mindful Eating

Keeping up with a busy life usually means our health gets pushed aside. Here are a few ways to keep your healthy eating habits in check.
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How to Practice Mindful Eating

  1. Eat in a settled atmosphere
  2. Never eat when upset or angry
  3. Always sit down to eat
  4. Eat only when hungry
  5. Eat at a moderate pace
  6. Chew your food thoroughly
  7. Don’t talk while chewing your food
  8. Digest one meal before eating the next
  9. Systematically undereat
  10. Leave one-third to one-quarter of your stomach empty
  11. Don’t eat and drink at the same time
  12. Sit quietly for a few minutes after your meal
  13. It is best to eat in silence when possible
  14. As much as possible, eat higher vibrational foods—vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds

How to Eat according to the 3 Gunas:

Rajasic – overactive state: nervous, restless, impulsive. Foods include: sweet meats, alcohol and drugs.

Tamasic – dull and lethargic. Foods include: leftovers, bread and carbohydrates.

Sattwic – pure mind free from hostility, anger and resentment. Foods include: fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds nuts and grains.

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