Mindful Eating: Paying attention to the actual eating process—-Evelyn Tribole
What would it be like if food didn’t have any colors? No smells? No textures? No flavors?
I’ve always wondered why God allowed us to have tastebuds. I mean, really, all we really need are two tastebuds to tell us whether something is safe to eat or not. Easy. But no, we were given the pleasure and ability to be able to sense so many different, wonderful flavors.
Not to mention colors and fragrances!
I’m re-inspiring myself to be a mindful eater. To slow down and really enjoy food for what it is: energy and fuel, along with being one of the many simple pleasures of life.
It’s not always easy to slow down and leisurely enjoy a meal. I’ve been known to wolf down my lunch while writing notes at an incredibly rapid speed in my management class. 😉 And I also sometimes mindlessly eat my way through my morning meal so that I can start the day.
But I think we can all take the time to slow down and appreciate at least one snack or meal out of the day. Being a mindful eater is a lifetime goal and requires just one step at a time. 😀
Question: Do you try to be a mindful eater? What are some ways you practice mindful eating? What are some issues you face when trying to be a mindful eater? I try to be a mindful eater for the most part, but definitely run into roadblocks when I just need to grab something to eat…ASAP!…before getting back to work. 😉 One. Step. At. A. Time. I’m getting there. 😀