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My life is a constant battle between

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Right now a mindfulness practice for me is that I eat to live, not live to eat.

But sometimes you're served up something so tempting and delicious you automatically want to consume more without thinking.

And the funny thing is that the first bite or two always, always, tastes the absolute best, and then it seems like you keep eating more in hopes of getting that same taste and it never quite matches up.

Live and learn. And be mindful!


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BECKYLIZ 1/6/2013 5:20PM

    emoticon so true

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DESERTJULZ 1/5/2013 6:27PM

    Yes, it is a battle! It is however, a battle you can win. :D

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    I'm going to give mindful eating a try for supper. It's a good reminder to just slow down and enjoy the process.

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BEFIT015 1/5/2013 3:44PM

    Good reminder!

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All the best, on your SparkPeople journey !

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CJJANISS 1/5/2013 12:18PM

    sounds interesting...I have heard of mindful eating before...I will have to try it

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BABNURSE 1/5/2013 10:46AM

    You are so right. I took a mindful meeting class last year. I have to keep reminding myself of to make it a part of my daily life. emoticon

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    You are so right - sometimes those last bites aren't really that good, but we eat them anyway. One principle I was taught in a weight loss program a few years ago, was that you should go ahead and eat the very best of the food in front of you first. Because, some time into the meal, the food will start to taste less appealing and that's when you know your body has been satisfied. A lot of people (like me) get into the habit of "saving" the best part of our meal for last and therefore, we end up eating more than we need and don't enjoy the "best" food at the best time.

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