HABIT TIP #4: Eat Mindfully

How: Take time to sit with your meals without distraction from phone, TV, work, eating on the run.

Why: When you’re stimulating your senses with other input, such as your phone, TV, work, eating while driving, or in stressed out or emotional states, you’re not in optimal digestive mode. Fully digested, nourishing food builds strong tissues and ojas (your immune system and storehouse of vital energy). Distracted eating means the body can’t fully metabolize the good food that you take in. This creates metabolic toxicity as well as weakened tissues and immune functioning.