Hara Hachi Bu is a Japanese term meaning “Eating to 80% Full”.
It originated in the city of Okinawa, where people use this advice as a way to control their eating habits.
Okinawans have one of the lowest rates of illness such as heart disease, cancer, and
stroke, producing a long-life expectancy.
Eat to satisfied – 80% full
This practice is about:
- Remembering to pause during eating, and tuning into your hunger signals – what are they telling you right now?
- Observing your thoughts, feelings, and actions objectively, without judgment and without reacting
- Identifying and naming your feelings of “satisfied”
- Letting hunger signals lead you to your next choice, to eat more or eat less
- Adjust your portion sizes as you plate your food – remember, you can always go back for more
Check out the video to find out more about Hara Hachi Bu