Practise mindful eating
It’s not just what you eat that’s important; how you eat matters, too. Many of us have fallen into the unhealthy habit of eating in front of the TV, forgetting the importance of savouring flavours and textures. To combat overeating and lack of appreciation, it’s important to try to eat mindfully, actively focusing our attention on the food we’re eating. Turn off the TV, and take the time to notice the flavours, whilst making sure to eat slowly.
Mindfulness, as a general practice, has been shown to have profound benefits to our mental health – reducing feelings of anxiety, whilst boosting feelings of calmness and gratitude.