After tracking the workouts of millions of people, a fitness app tracker claims most of us will fail at our New Year’s Resolutions on Jan 17th. That means we are mere days away from needing to think about a reboot. If you’ve already derailed from your workout routines or healthy eating goals, it’s not to late to press the reset button. (It’s never too late.) This is precisely why we hold the Mindful Eating Challenge every February. I tend to have derailed on all my good intentions around this time. Also, February is the shortest month of the year.
What does the Mindful Eating Challenge Entail?
That’s entirely up to you. You pick what your goal is…no sugar, a specific diet, less alcohol, no (pick a food or food category) Monday-Friday, eat a veggie at every meal, chew more, eat slower, drink more water. You pick what you think you need. Try to pick a manageable goal. Maybe even one that pushes you little. If you err, that’s okay…the goal is to notice and be mindful. How do you feel when you meet your goal? How do you feel when you don’t? Why? What got in the way of you reaching your goal?
The best part is you don’t have to do it alone. I’ll be doing it, and we have a group on Facebook that lends support and encouragement. Struggling not to grab that donut at work…post about it. Someone will give you tips for distraction. Impressed that you made it through the day? Post about it. We’ll all cheer you on.
Mindful Eating with Friends
Have a friend you think would really benefit. Share and let them in on the fun. If you are questioning the word choice “fun” here, while making healthy food choices and mindful eating may not seem like a ton of fun being on a mission together is. So we hope you’ll be a part of the Mindful Eating Challenge this February. Mark your calendar…and request to join the group on Facebook here.
Do you know how much sugar men and women are supposed to consume a day?
Here’s just a funny story about afternoon tea that might make you salivate…or at least chuckle.
Simple tips for eating slower.