Healthy Habit #7: Savoring Each Bite

brenda.bites.appleDo you mow through your food like a thresher shark? Wait. Don’t answer. If you asked someone who spends a lot of time with you, would they say that you:

1. Often talk with at least some food in your mouth when enjoying meals with others?
2. “Cannonball” your bites with a beverage to “wash it down”?
3. Are often the first one finished with your meal?

And finally, have you ever finished a meal or snack and just wondered where the heck it went so quickly?

Don’t feel bad. It’s pretty common. But trying to squeeze eating in between everything else that seems so important makes us sometimes miss, or at least get short-changed on one of the most rewarding experiences we can have – the joy of savoring good tasting food. And it’s not just the taste, but the smell, texture and look of the food that we sometimes speed past at 90 mph.

Think about it for a minute. When was the last time that you enjoyed the last bite of something as much as you enjoyed the first one? How long has it been since you paused and truly absorbed all the sensory delights your food had to offer?

Try it at your next meal or snack. Take a second or two to really notice the experience of the appearance, aroma and consistency of that meal or snack before it disappears down your pie hole.

Help yourself to remember what you loved about eating while developing a discipline that serves you for the rest of your life.

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