Food Mindfulness :Be conscious of your food plate

Food Mindfulness – Have you heard about that ?

Fitness  , Health , Weightloss are the buzzing keywords in today’s times . We all want to be healthy , maintain an ideal weight , look smart and feel good . Exercise and Diet form two important aspects if you are on fitness or weightloss journey .

Maintaining an ideal weight may be difficult but staying close to the ideal is achievable with small but consistent efforts .

You start with your walking  or gym schedule  , strive hard to do it on routine basis but when after a month or so  you don’t see any results , the motivation goes down the track and then you start making excuses . May be the cause is that you didn’t focus at all on your diet.

You start with a dieting plan , but after a few days you start feeling lethargic , plus your body’s tone-up gets deteriorated . May be because excessive dieting caused you headache , muscle loss or general irritability .

So the point is:

Exercise and Diet have to be in a balanced order for a healthy body and mind . They go hand in hand .

Workout , sweat out , stretch yourself and eat  quality foods in moderation . After any workout you do , don’t intend to eat more just because you thought that you have burnt much calories and are now eligible for eating junk or more .


Food Mindfulness – Be conscious of your food plate

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Make a schedule of your meals and every time you eat , be conscious of what’s there in your plate . Keep a check .

*** Is the food in your plate just the right quantity your body needs ?  (Pay attention  to the word needs here , don’t think it as – Is it the right quantity your body demands ? Because demands may be unnecessary and unhealthy)

***Is the food in your plate too sugary ? Keep them aside especially if they contain refined sugar. The products can be sugary tea , coffee ,biscuits , juices , soft drinks , cakes , sweets like  barfi or  gulabjamun  or even  the cornflakes which you think of as very healthy for weightloss. Please check the box of any such cereals before you buy .

Refined sugar aids the risks of obesity, diabetes and even cancer

***Is the food in your plate too much white ? Harmful whites are wheatflour , refined flour , white rice and white bread. Please try to avoid or atleast lower these complex carbohydrates . Be conscious , Make a check and try to find their healthy alternatives. Replace white with brown – white rice with brown rice , refined wheat flour  with bran mixed flour and white bread with brown bread or multigrain bread. ( I am doubtful about this multigrain bread too)

***Is the food in your plate having salad and fruits ? Try to include different coloured fruits in your daily diet . Seasonal salads and fruits are very nutritious as they give amount of fibre , vitamins and minerals . Just don’t keep looking at the calories a fruit has but also keep in mind their other benefits . An Apple has 75 calories and is a great source of antioxidants . A mango has more than 100 calories , is a great source of potassium but contains quite a lot of sugar. A banana also has 100 calories and is a very good source of dietary fibre .


A balanced intake of all natural fruits and salads is the key to good health and happiness .


If you want to reap benefits of all fruits in one go along with a good intake amount  of water then you must try the fruit infuser bottle by Instacuppa . This premium bottle is made of steel and has a separate infuser unit in which you can put all fruits of your choice and let water make a tasty & nutritive drink which acts as detox drink too. What else you need ?

***Is the food in your plate less or high on carbs ? Is it a right combo of protein and good fat ? Try replacing your carbs with oats , eggs , peanut, roasted chana , almonds, walnuts , and don’t forget curd in bfast or lunch.

***Is your dinner plate small ? It should be, as they say ‘ Have bfast like a king and dinner like a beggar ‘  Have very light dinner because by night, our metabolism is slow and has tendency of converting food to fat . So have a light dinner and don’t put any burden on your digestive system .  It is one of the greatest help in weightloss . Give it a try and you will feel a better  sleep also.

In addition to all the above , I think you must include nuts and green tea in your daily intake .

You just have to be conscious of your food plate . Just don’t go after the taste , first see the health benefits or bad effects of whatever you are eating . Of course cheating is allowed a bit, but not daily . You are responsible for your health yourself . So why not get conscious of your food plate ?

Food Mindfulness – think before eating . Be conscious of your food plate .

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Monika

Hi, I am Monika, an educationist for the last 17 years and a mom to a daughter for the last 11 years . Give me a hot cup of masala tea with some snacks plus a laptop and I am happy ! My Blog is a mixed bag of my observations ,learnings and experiences . To me , life is love, life is helping & learning from each other. Life is not that complex -We just have to stop overthinking .

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10 Responses

  1. What to eat, what not to eat? This is a very serious question and your blog answers it all. Loved it personally, being a food blogger.

  2. I think it is a conscious decision one has to make for healthy living. Green tea is a fairly new addition to my daily routine

  3. kanu says:

    This is a very thoughtful Post on how our food impacts our health in different ways.Thank you for sharing a helpful post

  4. That is a very detailed post about what we eat and what should we concentrate on about filling out plate.

  5. indeed a helpful post! loved it

  6. Anurag Singh says:

    Very good post

    Food mindfulness is very important and selection of food lead us to healthy life

  7. Good one Monica. I am a mindful eater, I eat consciously on food, taste, portion and without any gadget.

  8. It’s important to be aware of what you are eating as good health is veryily dependent on your intake quality. Great post.
    #superbloggerchallenge

  9. anupriya says:

    This really is an extremely useful post. Yes mindful eating is very important for ones health. I for example wish to cut down on sugar intake, thus to address my sweet tooth craving, I have started taking in more fruits.

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