How to do it
During one meal today, make a point of putting your fork down after every bite. (Eating with your hands? Set your food down between bites.) Swallow completely before you take another bite.
Why it matters
Most of us can eat a meal in under 10 minutes, yet it takes our stomachs at least 20 minutes after we're done eating to signal our brains that we're no longer hungry. When you slow down your eating, you give your stomach a chance to catch up to your brain, which means you may actually eat less. By setting down your fork, you slow down the whole process.
I often eat too fast. It is a habit I have gotten into over recent years. I used to eat very slowly. I am working on practicing 'conscious eating' & getting back to slow eating again. I try to make an effort to connect with my food & be grateful & thankful for my nourishment & savor & enjoy every bite & flavor. When I eat. I try to just eat & not be doing other things while I am eating. I am not always successful. But I do put my fork/spoon/food down between bites. I also spend time chewing the bite I have taken & swallow thoroughly before picking up my utensil/food again.
Have a great Sunday evening everyone & practice conscious eating.
♥ ;-D ♥
May 17, 2015 at 22:49 UTC
"Put your fork down between bites at 1 meal today"