We, at TGP, believe in practicing the best methods available in fitness and wellness. So along with the conventional methods, we also teach you the concept of mindful eating which is bound to give you long term results.
Let’s deep dive into understanding what the practice is.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness means focusing on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. This principle can also be applied while eating, to derive the joy of food and to achieve satisfaction and peace while doing so.
In today’s fast-paced world, we have abundant food choices along with attractive ads and marketing strategies promoting various food brands. This has brought about a change in our lifestyle and has resulted in overeating, unnecessary binging, and increased cravings.
Similarly, there are plenty of distractions like television, laptop, and mobile phone while we have food. This leads to mindless eating habits like eating fast and swallowing food without chewing. Since we consume it mindlessly, not only do we tend to eat more but we also don’t feel satisfied even after having our favourite food.
There are also times when we get so overwhelmed with work, targets, and competition around us that we forget to enjoy little joys in life. So, it is important that we understand and practice mindfulness.
What is Mindful Eating?
Mindful eating is essentially using mindfulness to reach a state of full attention to your experiences, cravings, and physical cues while eating.
Applying the principles of mindful eating can totally change our relationship with food.
By eating mindfully, we restore our attention and slow down which makes eating an intentional act instead of an automatic one.
By doing this, we start getting aware of the physiological changes happening in or body. The sensation of hunger, feeling of satiety can be easily noticed. We then start eating as per our requirements and avoid unnecessary binging.
There is also an increased understanding of triggers that makes us want to eat, even though we are not necessarily hungry.
Mindful Eating and weight loss
Everyone knows that restrictive diets are never long-lasting. Though they give you quick results you tend to bounce back to the same shape again the moment you discontinue your diet. That’s the last thing we want to happen with our TGP clients.
Binge eating, emotional eating, external eating, and eating in response to food cravings have been linked to weight regain after successful weight loss.
Chronic exposure to stress may also play a large role in overeating and obesity. So by changing the way in which you think about food, the negative feelings that are associated with binge eating can be replaced with awareness, improved self-control, and positive emotions.
When these unwanted eating behaviors are addressed, chances of a successful long-term weight loss is increased. Hence through our program, instead of giving attention only to physical goals like weight reduction, blood sugar control, we also focus on improving the relationship with food.
Thus, providing you all with a long term solution to live a happy and satisfied life.