How to Have a Pleasurable & Healthy Eating Experience

Lauren LeBeau is a dietetic intern at the REX Wellness Centers.LeBeau
She currently attends Meredith College, and will complete her dietetic internship in June 2016. During National Nutrition Month, LeBeau shares useful information and tips that focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing positive eating habits.

In a busy world, it is often hard to sit down, enjoy a meal, and appreciate what the dining experience is truly about. Here are some tips to help make eating more pleasurable:

Focus on the act of eating: Remove all distractions, such as the T.V. or cell phone, and focus on the flavors and aroma of the food, and the people at the table.

Take time to eat: Make time to sit down in a pleasant environment, and eat without rushing. Focus on eating slowly, and savor the food.

Provide variety: Eat a variety of colors, textures, temperatures, and flavors at a meal to maximize the satisfaction of the meal, as well as its nutritional content.

shutterstock_172085921Remember, making sure to have a mindful eating pattern that includes nutritious, flavorful foods is the best way to savor the flavor of eating right!

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