Let’s make a deal. Let’s trade the old for the new. Here’s what I mean…
Do you take a break to eat lunch, or do you eat it while you try to catch up on your work, check your email, text your partner, etc.?
Busyness while you eat wreaks havoc with your metabolism and your body’s ability to digest and absorb nutrients.
Let’s trade a few minutes of that busyness for a healthier metabolism.
How about tomorrow you just take a few minutes to stop, sit down, put your feet on the ground and eat your lunch? And while you are doing that…chew each mouthful of food 20x…then take a deep inhale and exhale between mouthfuls.
Do you know what this will do? It will give your nervous system a message that you are relaxed.
Why is that important? Because you will stop producing stress hormones which cause you to hold onto fat in the middle of your body.
Let’s start with chewing your food. (As you read this you will understand even why I’m not a fan of smoothies.)
Your food needs to be broken down by the process of chewing. Chewing each mouthful of food 20+ times gives your digestive system the enzymes it needs to metabolize your and absorb it’s nutrients.
Ok…why put your feet on the ground.
This will help you to bring your conscious awareness into your body, so you are more in tune with what you are eating, the decisions you made regarding your food and how it is making you feel.
Why take a few deep breaths between mouthfuls?
Because breathing deeply makes your digestive system work more efficiently and will help you to relax.
Hey, I’m not saying it’s a bad thing to be productive, just don’t do it while you eat.
What do you think?
Can you trade just a few minutes when you eat lunch tomorrow to slow down, put your feet on the ground, chew your food and take a deep breath between each mouthful so your body can stop making stress hormones while you eat?
Food for thought,
PS: Remember, if you want to be proactive about repairing your metabolism so you can lose weight again, you can schedule a complimentary food assessment with me anytime. Book your free assessment here.