Being mindful about your chewing to improve digestion (while promoting weight loss)
A topic covered by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in his book, How To Eat, chewing mindfully is a necessary aspect of eating for both proper digestion and nutrition (and assimilation) purposes. With our allegedly fast paced lifestyle, some of us may have grown accustomed to disregard our chewing while we eat but this is truly no task that we want to skip out on. When we chew our foods more fully, we promote for better digestion while we obtain those meant-to-be merry feelings of satisfaction from our meals and encourage natural weight loss from our bodies. If we don’t chew right (and, in turn, digest our foods) we are left with masses of UNDIGESTED food particles that are dispersed throughout our bodies, making us feel and look bloated and/or pudgy.