When hunger arises, a small, healthy snack can be quite satisfying. Something as simple as a handful of mixed nuts can be enough to tide you over, helping you approach your next meal without feeling the urge to overeat.
Sometimes, when your sweet-tooth beckons, a piece of fruit just won’t do the trick! When this is the case, it’s best to take a small piece of the treat you’re craving and eat slowly, savoring every bite. It’s even better when you can make your own, rather than choosing store-bought desserts, since you control each ingredient that goes in, and can make some healthier swaps.
As practitioners of mindfulness, we know that everything is impermanent and that this moment is the only moment that matters. As 2014 comes to a close, it’s natural to reflect on events passed and ponder our aspirations for the year to come.
For me, my moments of reflection come with a smile.