Practicing mindful eating begins with cultivating overall mindfulness. Start by tuning into your daily routines with full attention. Notice the textures, colors, and scents around you. Apply this heightened awareness to eating. At meals, turn off screens and eliminate distractions. Observe your food: its aroma, appearance, and taste. Chew slowly, savoring each bite, and listen to your body’s hunger and fullness signals. By eating mindfully, you not only enhance the enjoyment of your meals but also tend to eat less, as you’re giving your body time to register satiety. This practice fosters a healthier relationship with food, turning each meal into a moment of presence and appreciation.