A technique called mindful eating is one of the most powerful weight loss tool when it comes to not calculating any calories or macronutrients.
It involves slowing down, eating without distractions, savouring and enjoying each of your bites and listening to the natural signals that come from our brain and our body when it had enough.
Numerous studies have shown that mindful eating can cause significant weight loss and reduce the frequency of binge eating. A couple recommendations:
– take time, relax and make your main meal at least 20 minutes in duration
– if you’re eating out try to be the last one to be done with the meal ( if kids are at the table it may take you a hundred years)
– eat without distractions, just you and your food; sit at the table, chew your food throughly, be aware of the colours, smells, flavours and textures; when you feel satiety signals starting to kick in drink some water and stop eating
Your goal isn’t to eat until you’re stuffed, it is to eat until you’re about 80% full. This is where you’ll feel your best and it’s a good way to regulate calorie intake without really having a count because you’re using your appetite signaling and signals of fullness in order to regulate intake.