Mindful eating tips?

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somethingblooming
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Mindful eating tips?

Hi guys - I've been doing structured eating for a while now but I still eat SOOO fast! And I always eat while watching TV/reading on my computer. I don't really know why - just habit i guess! But even when I eat with other people I tend to eat fast.

I wanted to know if anyone had any good tips for slowing down and eating mindfully?

Also - my boyfriend eats so fast, I tried to tell him it would help me if he slowed down, cos when we eat together I feel like I eat at the same pace as him or else he will eat all our food (it sounds insane I know, I'm giggling as I type it, but this actually happens). But he didn't really get it, and he doesn't have an eating disorder so I feel weird telling him what to do and how to eat! He is so supportive and has been through so much over this, I feel like this would just be too much. So does anyone have any ideas for how I can stop racing my meals with him?

Thanks so much xxx

"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”

somethingblooming
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I guess what I'm trying to

I guess what I'm trying to say is when I eat with other people at a restaurant (usually my BF), and we are sharing dishes, I tend to panic and eat fast! Any tips/tricks?

"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”

Mandi88
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Hi! I also struggle with

Hi! I also struggle with this. Cannot seem to stop eating fast no matter what I do!

Mandi

lunadelun
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I'm struggling with this as

I'm struggling with this as well but I've found that when I take deep breaths and chew slowly and actually focus on tasting the food, I eat slower. I also try to eat more with other people and in public because socializing pushes the E.D. back down.

Walker
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I would say: - for a while

I would say:

- for a while try not eating on that way, if you order your own dish its easier, or you order many things chinese style but you get your plate and serve everything you will eat from the beginning. This helps me a lot because we might overeat otherwise but we might also undereat by thinking we have had too many bites.

- what has helped me a lot to slow down is to practically dont take any liquids with meals. I mean i still have my glass of wine or water at the table but i try to eat most of my bites ¨dry¨. This way i need my saliva to make food wet and for this i need to chew more and slowly. Its amazing bcause also u feel the flavors better!

Walker

Emilyrachelle
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Listen to the structured

Listen to the structured eating audio it helped me so much to slow down and stop watching tv while eating! If my bf is home I put my headphones in so he can't hear it because even though he know everything and is supportive as well it's still embarrassing to me for him to hear haha. Also, you definitely should plate your own meals even if it's the same dish so you know what your eating and can slow down and enjoy your food. Don't just consist rate on eating it consondrate on the smell and the texture and every sense you have. Even just looking at it and breath nice deep breaths. Once you feel how in control you can feel around food when doing all these things you will feel AMAZING I promise you :)

Emilyrachelle

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Concentrate **

Concentrate **

Emilyrachelle

LeaLea
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I used to eat fast, more to

I used to eat fast, more to get the whole thing over with so I didn't have to think about the food I was consuming. I have found that eating mouthful by mouthful, slowly and purposely cutting up each bite as I go and chewing it with my cutlery placed back down on the table is really helpful.
My boyfriend eats slowly, but I've found eating one bite at a time and taking my time to chew, I often finish after him now. It's actually better for me, too, as I don't have to watch or envy his remaining food and it also stops me wanting to eat more as I give the food time to go down as I eat. When I ate faster, I would still be craving more food when I'd finished my meal, so it has helped control my urge to consume more than I need.

Lea

somethingblooming
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Thanks so much guys! I went

Thanks so much guys! I went to dinner tonight with a friend and tried to implement some of your tips and they helped! I wasn't perfect, but I did better than usual! And who wants to be perfect anyway ;) xxx

"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”

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