Saturday, August 28, 2010
MAKE LIKE A MONK
Eat one meal per week in complete silence. Turn off your iPod and the TV, and even tell you dining partner to pipe down.
WHY IT WORKS
Research shows that a noisy environment leads diners to speed-eat, so that by the time they realize they're full, they've already taken in too much food. But slower tunes are not an antidote, because soft music can make you linger at the table longer, leading you to eat more. Dialing down loud distractions during meals also can enhance the flavors, smells and textures of each dish, so you actually enjoy every bite more. Peaceful eating!