Eating is one of the three vital components of life, along with breathing and drinking. Unfortunately, we tend not to treat it as such.
We have lost the importance of eating. It has become something we do just to fill the space in our stomach. We need to remember, be aware of the fact that eating, especially what we eat, is one of the most important, and necessary things we can do for our body, our mind and our health.
Consider the value you place on food. Do you focus only on convenience and price? Or do you consider the quality and nutrition? Some people believe that “food is medicine.” If you were to view food the same way, would this change any of the purchases you make?
Being a conscious eater means that you think about the foods you eat and how they will affect your health. It means stopping and taking a minute to either plan what you are going to eat, or at least ponder what is in your hand at the time and consider if what you are going to eat will benefit you. You don’t have to make the perfect choice every time (it’s OK to have a slice of birthday cake), but become more aware of the choices you make.