5 Habits to Practice before Eating
“Oh great, there’s rules for eating now too?”
Yes. It is.
It’s easy to just start stuffing your face without actually thinking about what you’re eating.
Keep these 5 questions in mind with every meal!
1. Are You Eating Slowly?
The benefits of slow eating include better digestion, better hydration, easier weight loss or maintenance, and greater satisfaction with our meals. The message is clear: Slow down your eating and enjoy improved health and well-being.
Check in with hunger, sit down, relax and take your time. 15-20 minutes for a meal is about right. Make sure to stop eating when you’re about 80% full.
2. Where is the protein-dense food?
Are you about to eat at least 1 dense food? Women get 1 palm-sized portion and men get 2 palm-sized portions.
3. Where are the veggie tables?
Are you about to eat a large portion of veggies? They can be prepared any way you like. One serving is about 1 fist-sized portion and you should try to eat a few portions per meal.
4. Where are the carbs?
If you have fat to lose but haven’t just worked out, eat less pasta, bread, rice, and other starchy carbs. Opt for a double serving of veggies instead. If you have just worked out, a mix of carb sources is fine.
5. Where are your fats coming from?
Today you need some fats from various foods, prioritizing whole food sources like avocado, coconut oil, nuts and seeds. Spread these throughout the day.
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