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Mindful : October 2014
Learning how to cook healthy foods can modify eating behaviors over the long- term. That’s what students enrolled at Concordia University’s PERFORM Centre in Montreal are discovering. According to the course’s instructor, dietitian Théa Demmers: “Mindful eating requires reengineering our eating patterns. Research demonstrates that if people are educated on the ingredients they put in their food and if they plan their meals accordingly, this will lead to a greater enjoyment of what they consume because cooking becomes less stressful. “A big par t of this reengineering is to take the time to appreciate the process. Obser ving how flavors come together and taking the time to really taste what we make increases our dietary awareness. With mindfulness comes the ability to make choices that will have positive long- term effects on your health.”* Here Demmers suggests three ways to get in touch with your inner foodie: 1. Look for things you enjoy about cooking. Consider the color, aroma, and tex ture of all the food you’re handling. Cook with other people—it fosters a sense of community. 2. Learn about where your food comes from. We are stewards of our environment. Consider buying fruits and vegetables in season, and connecting with food suppli- ers directly at farmers’ markets. 3. Think about how food fuels, repairs, and nur tures your body. Some people like to focus on awareness, savoring flavors. Other people like to think about it very biologically, the way food energy, such as glucose, goes to your muscles’ cells. ● * Reprinted with permission from Concordia University. Feeding Your Inner Foodie OVERHEARD “We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives.” Maya Angelou, poet (1928-2014) October 2014 mindful 15 Illustration by Gavin Potenza AD