How Conscious Eating Helps You Make The Right Food Choices

Desiree Taylor

Aug 22, 2016

These types of patterns you run every day without any thought, are automatically processed through your subconscious mind. You don’t really pay much attention to them and don’t question the choices you make.

Most of the time you can also eat ‘unconsciously’, just like when you get dressed in the morning or have your coffee or take the same route to work, you can eat without stopping for a second to view what is on your plate and think about how the food will serve you once inside your body.

It is so important to start eating ‘consciously’ and to stop and think about your emotional connection to the food you are consuming.

Take the time to check in with yourself to really see what is going on behind the scenes and what you are really craving!

Are you eating because you are;

  • Upset?
  • Bored?
  • Lacking love?
  • Addicted?
  • Craving Nutrients?
  • Lacking fulfilment in other areas of life?
  • In need of exercise or movement?
  • Or just hungry?

By eating consciously and by bringing awareness to each and every meal, you can slowly begin to see your behavioural patterns and your emotional connection to the foods you consume.

It is so empowering when you become your own food detective and gain back control over your food choices, instead of it controlling you!

Now I am not suggesting you sit at your desk or dinner table for hours and examine everything on your plate, I am simply suggesting to start taking a few seconds before each meal or drink and ask yourself some key questions.

Does this meal have enough wholefoods that will nourish my body for the big meeting I have this afternoon? Why am I eating this cake or having this extra glass of wine? Is it because I am lonely? Bored? Unfulfilled?

By starting to ask these questions and become your own detective, you will start to uncover why you eat what you eat and can take necessary steps to gain fulfillment in other ways that are completely satisfying!

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By Desiree Taylor

Desiree Taylor is a certified holistic health coach and founder of Free Yourself Holistic Health Coaching. She is also a lifestyle Coach at Hills Spinal Health Clinic and a health contributor for TheCarousel.com. After suffering from severe chronic fatigue syndrome and adrenal burn out at the age of 26, Desiree embarked on a personal journey to help heal herself through natural medicine. Desiree’s journey led her to study at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition which is the world’s largest nutrition school. Her education has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Desiree works with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. Her mission is to help make the world a better place by helping people find their inner peace by restoring health and happiness back into their lives.


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