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changing a habit, day two

Sunday, March 03, 2013

So the question for today is how will we accomplish changing this habit?

Slowing down my eating is a matter of mindfulness. I think I often "check out" while I eat and before I know it, my plate is empty. I need to be fully present when I am eating, and keep my focus on chewing multiple times, as well as taking a break in between bites.

For what it's worth, day one went extremely well. I was very careful to eat slowly and draw each eating out as long as I could. Hopefully I can manage to do the same today.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 3/3/2013 5:47PM

    Sounds like you're off to a great start!
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SEAWAVE 3/3/2013 2:50PM

    I never thought of eating this way, and you've given me something to consider. I am definitely not mindful when I eat, as I'm usually watching something with DH or reading.

Hmmmm......

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HOPE4LOSS1 3/3/2013 12:43PM

    I'm glad you chose to blog about this - as it will help keep it forward in your mind, so that you can remain mindful while eating. Keep it up!

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 3/3/2013 12:30PM

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BELTONWALKER67 3/3/2013 11:23AM

    I need to work on this too! Great advice. emoticon emoticon

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GAILANN48 3/3/2013 10:43AM

    Whoa boy, can I relate to the checking out and then the plate is suddenly empty! There was a challenge for "awareness in eating" in a recent blog entry that suggested mindfully concentrating on a different aspect of the first four bites of each of the items on the plate. I don't remember exactly (sorry...) but what I remember included the aroma of the food, the layers of flavor, the textures, and what it felt like in the mouth. The main thought was to slow down and just be as aware as possible of what the food we'd prepared was providing for each our senses.

Wishing you all success in changing the rapid eating habit you're seeking to change!

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KALLIE1958AR 3/3/2013 10:21AM

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MARYDSAN 3/3/2013 9:53AM

    Good job!

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