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Conscious Eating- Mindful Ways to Navigate the Holiday Season

November 07, 2018

Conscious Eating- The Divine Dining Method

The Divine Dining Method- CONSCIOUS EATING 

“Be one with the food”…that is what I always tell my children, when they are shoveling their dinner.  Conscious eating is about  being completely aware of the act of eating. It is not the shoveling or mindless stuffing of one’s face.  When we are fully engaged in the process of eating- we can deeply experience the tastes, sensations, and aromas.  When you bring a Conscious Eating habit to your life; you’ll be kinder to your digestive system and you won’t overeat.  You’ll be in tune with your body and stop when full.  If you aren’t ready to make the whole transformation of your eating habits, then try it with a snack or  a light meal.  Food can become a spiritual experience, when it is approached from a mindful perspective. 

 

But, Catherine...the Holidays are such a busy time! I can't even focus on what I am eating...

My answer:  There's no better time than the present to begin a mindful eating practice.  

 Keep reading for a Mindful Eating exercise with Chocolate!! **

In reality, we all want to lead healthier lives and to learn to incorporate a mindful practice to help us deal with overwhelm that comes with the season.

So, I ask ~  What's stopping you?

Imagine waking up in the morning- to a beautiful and inspirational message in your inbox.  Imagine this feeling stays with you and the suggestions for the day help you to maintain FOCUS and PRESENCE so that you may thoroughly enjoy your favorite foods!

Click HERE to read about the 21 Day Divine Dining Virtual Retreat. 

 A past participant had this to say: "I am really blown away by the daily affirmations & instructions in the 21 Day Divine Dining Challenge.  This is just what I needed right now, so I'm really grateful."    ~KL

And another:  "Mindless, unconscious eating is one of the biggest road blocks on the road to eating healthfully. "The Divine Dining Method" provides effective tools to break through this common obstacle. Catherine Epstein's essays, exercises, journal prompts and meditations gently guide you towards eating with grace, gratitude, and mindfulness. "The Divine Dining Method" teaches you how to transform your eating habits with kindness, acceptance and love.  ~BK

Think about it:  We all can use a bit of extra help, support and self-compassion during the Holidays.  Give yourself the gift of a Mindful Eating Practice today!

 And, if you join our 21 Day Virtual Retreat Challenge, you'll get F R E E access to our closed Facebook Group- where I'll be commenting daily and providing added support to help you face any challenges! 

Don't delay!  Get started right away!

love, cathie

 

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 Take a piece of dark, rich organic chocolate.  Make sure you are sitting to do this.  (not leaning over the kitchen sink)  Peel the wrapper back slowly and take a deep breath..

Break off a small piece and place it on your tongue.  Let the flavor begin to fill your mouth with rapture.  Slowly chew it and let your awareness be on the sensations, taste and motions.

As the chewing progresses, and the chocolate begins to break down in your mouth, take another deep breath.  You must truly savor this bite as it melts in your mouth before you have another bite.

Make this process a mindful meditation and you will understand what it means to be one with the chocolate.  Do this with all your meals and you will be in full control of what you eat, and how much and when you are sated.  It is when we are “unconscious” that we inhale our food, only partially chewing- to fill that void in our lives.

Honor your hunger and be sure to taste the flavors.  Learn to wait for foods that will nourish your body and nurture your soul, rather than reaching for the quick fix.  Bless your food and give thanks for it.  Breathe- and good eats!

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: DIVINE DINING 21 DAY VIRTUAL RETREAT

Please share your own experiences and or challenges when it comes to conscious eating!

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