Did You Know?
It takes 20 minutes for your brain to register the feeling of being full.
During this time, receptors inform the brain that you are busy receiving nutrients by sending hormone signals. For example, the cholecystokinin hormone, released by your intestines; and the leptin hormone send messages to your brain about how full you are, what your body needs and how much energy your body is about to store. These hormones also aid in the release of dopamine, which is why we all feel so euphoric and content after a fulfilling meal.
Thank you to the Earth for giving birth to this food. Thank you to the Sun for nourishing it. Thank you to the Wind for carrying its seed. Thank you to the Rain for quenching its thirst. Thank you to the hands that helped to grow this food, to bring it to our tables, to nourish our minds, bodies, and spirits. Thank you to our friends, both old and new, to our families, and our loved ones. Thank you.
What are your thoughts?
Now that you’ve learned a bit about Mindfulness and Mindful eating, I would like to hear from you! Did you find this article helpful? Have you had any experiences with mindful eating before this post? And most of all, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section below!