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Here are 6 Easy Back-To-School Mindful Eating tips. Yes, it’s that time of year.
Kids are putting on their backpacks, doing homework and packing lunches again. Start off the school year on a healthy, mindful foot. Remember these 6 B’s! (Click the image to see a larger version of the 6 B’s). Feel free to post or share this image with other parents/caregivers!
We have a lot of habits when it comes to eating—particularly at breakfast. If you eat cereal for breakfast, it’s likely that you have developed a daily routine—a particular bowl you use, a place you sit, how much milk you pour in, what you sprinkle on top, for example.
In this study, participants either poured in the cereal first or the milk. The result? Participants who poured the milk before cereals significantly increased both milk and cereal amounts. This resulted in larger overall portion sizes when compared to those who poured the cereal before adding milk.
In another part of the study, researchers looked at the impact of pouring apple juice before water. When subjects poured apple juice first, their apple juice consumption increased by almost 25%. Water consumption went up by 19% when poured first.
Why? For the cereal experiment, it may be that visual cues are important. You are better able to see how much cereal is in the bowl when it goes it first. However, it may have to do with the primacy effect. In this theory, there is a tendency for person to recall the first item in a series of events best. In other words, you are more mindful and process the first thing that happens more extensively. Consider what happens when you go to a restaurant. Do you drink more water when you are served water first? Many reach for it automatically before ordering.
The take home message: This study suggests that the order in which you serve or pour food may matter more than you think. Do an experiment. Serve healthy foods and water first! As I always suggest, just be as mindful of how you eat as what you eat.
Appetite. 2016 Jul 11. pii: S0195-6663(16)30278-1. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.07.011
“>Check out this new infographic which gives you a quick and easy way to insert mindful eating into your life. Remember the word GAP. There is a brief “gap” between each bite, where you can insert a moment of mindfulness. In that moment, you have the power to make a conscious decision.
G Game-Changer! Recognize that this moment could change everything. You have the opportunity to choose your next move right NOW!
A Ask yourself: Am I satisfied? Am I no longer hungry? Why am I eating?
P Power! You have the power to make a choice. Continue to eat or stop right here. If you are hungry, that is find, eat! If not, investigate what feeling or situation is prompting you to eat.
Feel free to share this infographic! Download a copy here.
Check out this new infographic I created to help explain how mindful eating happens. Feel free to share! Making healthy, mindful food decision takes a team effort from your entire body–from you head to your toes. Enjoy!
BONUS: Download a hard copy here to put on your refrigerator, your desk, or to give to clients.
If you are a professional, check out these 3 Mindful Eating handouts that you might also find valuable to give to your clients.
Dr. Albers was featured in the March 2016 edition of SHAPE Magazine – p. 100-101
Dr. Albers held a Soothing Teas lecture at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Albers held a lecture titled Adventures in Calming and Self-Soothing for the Roots Candle Women’s Journal.