Mindful eating and it’s impact on digestion

Exploring the streets of Barcelona eating chocolate covered strawberries on a stick – does it get any better?

I usually don’t eat when I’m distracted and I think it’s a huge overlooked factor when it comes to digestive disturbances.

Mindful eating is so important when it comes to digestion.

Digestion takes place in a parasympathetic state (aka when you’re relaxed) and is greatly impacted when you are in a sympathetic state (aka fight or flight)

It’s important to know that any type of stress can affect digestion – and your body perceives distraction as stress.

Not only can distracted eating (eating while walking, driving or even watching tv) impact your digestion – you can also easily miss your body’s cues and overeat.

Are you mindful when you eat?

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