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Top 25 Mindful Eating Quotes

Mindful Eating Quotes

This post contains some of the best mindful eating quotes.

Mindful Eating Quotes

1. “Mindful eating is a way of life that allows you to normalize your attitude to food, create a comfortable eating pattern for yourself, and maintain optimal weight. And most importantly, this can be done without exhausting fasting, intense exertion, and endless diets!”— Ivan & Ann Kuznietsova

2. “Mindful eating teaches us to carefully answer questions such as: “Why am I eating?” “What am I eating?” “When do I eat?” “How much do I eat?” “How do I eat?””— Ivan & Ann Kuznietsova

3. “Not only does food provide the nutrients and energy we need to support our physical bodies; mindful eating can also help us touch the interdependent nature of all things—and can help us end our difficulty with weight.”— Thich Nhat Hanh

4. “Mindful eating is designed to redress this balance. Although it is an old practice, its applications in the modern world are widely recognized in terms of solving various struggles with food.”— Julie Brinker

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5. “[Mindful eating] is all about being more aware of the eating habits that you have developed and the sensations that you are feeling while eating. It also involves the emotional attachment that you have to food. This practice is more about these two things: what types of food you eat and how you eat them.”— Julie Brinker

6. “Mindful eating begins with our choice of what to eat and drink. We want to choose foods and drinks that are good for our health and good for the planet, in the modest portions that will help us control our weight.”—Thich Nhat Hanh

7. “Mindful eating means simply eating or drinking while being aware of each bite or sip. You can practice it at any meal, whether you are alone in your kitchen or with others in a crowded restaurant. You can even practice mindful drinking when you pause to take a sip of water at your desk.”— Thich Nhat Hanh

8. “Mindful eating breaks the stress cycle that is related to negative or compulsive eating. Since it is a proven stress reliever, mindfulness is now being taught by healthcare professionals to their patients. It must be noted that stress could result to a damaging relationship with food. So feeding both your mind and body with mindfulness will promote healing and relaxation.”— Julie Brinker

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9. “Mindful eating helps us deal not only with food but, of course, with our lives. With their desires, needs, feelings, relationships, thoughts, and life problems.”— Ivan & Ann Kuznietsova

10. “Mindful eating allows us to fully appreciate the sensory delight of eating and to be more conscious of the amount and nature of all that we eat and drink.”—Thich Nhat Hanh

11. “Starting to eat mindfully, you gradually, perhaps without noticing it yourself, will begin to eat only healthy food, prepared with love! It is the answer to one of the most critical questions: “What and when to eat?” It is necessary to eat precisely when you consciously want to eat, not drink (we have already discussed this issue with you). If you value food, eat mindfully, and only when you really want to eat—believe me, it will only benefit you.”— Ivan & Ann Kuznietsova

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12. “Moreover, mindful eating does not mean that a person should eat exclusively healthy foods. The categories “harmful,” “useful,” “right,” “wrong” are absent from this approach. The bottom line is that by consuming food mindfully, we teach the body to independently recognize what, when, and what quantities it needs.”—Ivan & Ann Kuznietsova

13. “Mindful eating practice examples: Focusing on my food will give me greater enjoyment during my meals. Choosing smaller portions will be better for the planet and will also help me curb my daily calorie intake.”—Thich Nhat Hanh

14. “Mindful eating is based on the ability to avoid automatism. You need to eat in moderation the food that you like, and not fill your stomach with anything. Enjoy your favorite food slowly. It is also necessary that all the nutrients needed for the body are present in your diet. Eat a variety of foods.”— Ivan & Ann Kuznietsova

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15. “Mindful eating is a good education. If you practice this way for some time, you will find that you will eat more carefully, and your practice of mindful eating will be an example for others. It is an art to eat in a way that brings mindfulness into our life.”—Thich Nhat Hanh

16. “Moderation is an essential component of mindful eating. Not only does making a conscious effort to choose smaller portions help you avoid overeating and weight gain; it is also less wasteful of your household food budget and our planet’s resources. Using a small dinner plate, no larger than nine inches across, and filling it only once can help you eat more moderately.”—Thich Nhat Hanh

17. “Mindful eating habit examples: I can have a silent cup of tea in the morning instead of spending my break calling a friend on my cell phone. I can tell my supervisor that I will be taking a full half hour for lunch instead of scarfing down lunch at my desk, and then make up that time later.”—Thich Nhat Hanh

18. “In mindful eating we are not comparing or judging. We are simply witnessing the many sensations, thoughts, and emotions that come up around eating. This is done in a straightforward, nononsense way, but it is warmed with kindness and spiced with curiosity.”—Jan Chozen Bays

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19. “Through mindful eating we can learn to be present when we eat. It seems so simple, to be aware of what we are eating, but somehow we have lost track of how to do it. Mindful eating is a way to reawaken our pleasure in simply eating, simply drinking.”—Jan Chozen Bays

20. “As you gradually increase your practice of mindful eating, you may find that you will be more in tune with your hunger and fullness cues. You may find that you will eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full. You may find that you will make nutritious, wise, and green food choices that are satisfying to you and good for our planet. You may find that you will eat with more awareness and deeply enjoy the choices you make.”—Thich Nhat Hanh

21. “Mindful eating is a way to incorporate mindfulness into one of the most fundamental activities of our existence. It is a way to nourish our bodies and our minds. It is a way to help us achieve a healthier weight, and a way to appreciate the relationship between the food on our table, our health, and the health of the planet. It is a way to grow our compassion for all living beings and imbue reverence for life into every bite.”—Thich Nhat Hanh

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22. “Mindful eating is an experience that engages all parts of us, our body, our heart, and our mind, in choosing, preparing, and eating food. Mindful eating involves all the senses. It immerses us in the colors, textures, scents, tastes, and even sounds of drinking and eating. It allows us to be curious and even playful as we investigate our responses to food and our inner cues to hunger and satisfaction.” —Jan Chozen Bays

23. “Mindful eating is not directed by charts, tables, pyramids, or scales. It is not dictated by an expert. It is directed by your own inner experiences, moment by moment. Your experience is unique. Therefore you are the expert.”—Jan Chozen Bays

24. “Mindful eating is not based on anxiety about the future but on the actual choices that are in front of you and on your direct experiences of health while eating and drinking.”—Jan Chozen Bays

25. “Mindful eating replaces self-criticism with self-nurturing. It replaces shame with respect for your own inner wisdom.”—Jan Chozen Bays

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