Health isn’t just about the number on the scale; it’s also about the way we think about eating, working out, and our self image. Too often, we rush through our day and don’t think about the food we’re consuming. We don’t want to spend too much time cooking a meal and eating it because we always have other things to do.
 
This week, Dr. Wayne Gregory from Waco’s affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) will be speaking with the ‘Super 6’ about mindfulness and mindfully eating.
 
Mindfulness is being aware of the present moment and living in it. If we think about the past or the future, we tend to have more anxiety and forget about what is important in that very moment. Consciously thinking about each minute can help you be more aware of your mental, physical, and emotional state.
 
Mindful eating simply means thinking about what you’re eating. When we start to really think about the food we are putting in our body, we begin to notice all sorts of things about the food, and we begin to think more about nutrition. Taking the time to think about your food can help you eat more nutritiously and lose weight. It probably only takes you a second to eat a raisin, but here’s a video showing you how to mindfully eat a raisin…in 5 minutes!
 
For more information on mindfulness and mindful eating, click here for a PowerPoint presentation, or contact NAMI at (254) 297-7107 or email namiwaco@gmail.com.

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