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How many times have you scarfed down an entire meal without even knowing what you consumed or what it tasted like? Mindfulness, a practice based on Zen Buddhism, has become a popular way of self-calming and becoming more conscious of the present. Mindful eating, therefore, is an approach that focuses on individuals’ sensual awareness to help savour the food experience fully. Our team at Charles Grech Bistro – one of the most stylish restaurants in Sliema – shares some tips on how to reconnect with your physical hunger and eating with your senses.

The Art of Slowing Down

Did you know it takes about twenty minutes for your brain to register fullness? When you’re on autopilot and not paying attention to what you’re doing, you’re not aware of the sensations of hunger or fullness, so you will be too full by the time the brain fully catches on. Slowing down while you are eating will help you recognise when you’re getting full.

Of course, one of the best payoffs for slowing down is the increase in your ability to taste and savour food. Simple methods to practice mindful eating include chewing your food completely and pausing between bites, and if you are eating with others, try talking and listening without having the cutlery constantly in hand and notice how it changes the pace of the meal.

Practise Mindful Eating at One Of the Most Popular Restaurants in Sliema

Eating truly is an art, and our chefs at Charles Grech Bistro are the artists. If you’re looking for restaurants in Sliema where you can savour scrumptious, mindfully-created food, within a stylish yet cosy atmosphere, come along to Charles Grech Bistro. And of course, wash it all down with our selection of premium liquors and tasty cocktails! Check out our menu here.

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