Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thirsty Thursdays: Drink it Slowly

We live in a fast food nation - always rushing to our next destination, eating on the run. An article in yesterday's New York Times focused on the counter of this culture, mindful eating. This notion is characterized by the tuning in with the needs of the body. It promotes asking yourself - ‘Does my body need this? Why am I eating this? Is it just because I’m so sad and stressed out?’ Eating while distracted and not focused on what is in your mouth is a sure way to miss the subtleties of food and to overeat. The article recommends starting a meal in silence, chewing slowly, and cook. Goodness knows I need to work on not eating while working or multi-tasking in some form. Give a try! 

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