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Mindful Eating

February 22, 2011

Are you a mindful eater?

Part of my health and nutrition class project involves writing down our meals and indicating whether we exercised mindful eating, aka eating without any distractions, i.e. the internet, a book, your phone, driving, etc.

So how am I doing?

Banana, almond milk and maple pumpkin butter smoothie, which I made because Shanna told me to and she was right, it’s goooood.

Enjoyed while on the computer.

Oatmeal in a full to the brim tupperware container that I was using to house my homemade peanut butter.  No it didn’t all fit in here and yes I did just eat the leftovers out of the pot, don’t judge.

I need to make more peanut butter.  I just discovered my organic (and seemingly healthy) peanut butter from Whole Foods contains palm oil, aka a really bad saturated fat.  Might as well finish it since I’ve almost emptied the jar but remind me to read ingredient lists better, even if it’s organic.

Pepitas, coconut butter and dried cranberries on top.

Don’t even tell me coconut butter is saturated fat too.  Some things are worth it.

Eaten in front of the TV. Why is it that I’ve only ever seen bits and pieces of The Truman Show?

Case in point: I am not a mindful eater.  In my defense, I’m a mindful portioner.  That counts for something right?

Alright alright, I’m now making a conscious effort to turn off all distractions while I eat.  Join me, will you?

3.2 mile run in the gorgeous Colorado weather followed by lunch: Toasted bread + hummus+ avocado + basil + pepper and 1 cup of Roasted White Golden Vegetable Soup.

Is basil not one of the best tasting things ever?

Eaten sans computer, phone, book, TV. Now that’s more like it 🙂

Are you a mindful eater?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2011 7:22 AM

    Yay! Isn’t that frickin’ delish? I was in heaven!

  2. February 22, 2011 7:31 AM

    YAY for mindful eating! You can do it! 😀

  3. February 22, 2011 8:32 AM

    Smoothies and oatmeal?! Omg I want 😀

  4. February 22, 2011 12:26 PM

    I am not a mindful eater! But I will join you in trying to become more conscious!
    Was the PB Whole foods brand?

    • February 22, 2011 7:05 PM

      Glad you’re on board 🙂 Yes, yes it was WF brand.

  5. February 22, 2011 12:50 PM

    I don’t do too good with mindful eating. Unless my boyfriends over, I’ll often eat in front of my computer, while reading a book, or doing homework. But I think it’s a good idea to try and be a mindful eater, so I should probably try to do it more often. That smoothie sounds amazing btw. 🙂 And I know what you mean about peanut butter! I always check the labels now to make sure there’s no palm oils, even if it says it’s natural or organic. Unfortunately, a lot of pb and co peanut butters have palm fruit oils, and I just don’t know if I can give those up. :/

  6. February 22, 2011 7:41 PM

    I feel like when I turn off all the distractions, I eat FASTER!! I eat so slow in the morning when I’m reading blogs. I think it’s a good thing!

  7. February 22, 2011 7:42 PM

    I am so not a mindful eater. I am always in front of the computer, t.v., or at breakfast time I am applying my make up for the day. Shame on me!

  8. February 22, 2011 8:27 PM

    I am definately not a mindful eater. If I’m eating something, you can guarantee that I am either reading blogs or watching TV as well.

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