Friday, April 12, 2013
This week our LTGL challenge was Mindful Eating. This is not a habit that I normally practice, and after a week of failed attempts I would have to say this one is not for me. I would hope that we all acknowledge that every strategy doesn't work for everyone, and this one is not for me.
When I have a meal with someone, I am focused on the company, not the food. When I eat alone, I usually multi-task. TIME is the one precious element in my day that I never seem to have enough of - so the idea of eating slower and doing nothing else while I eat is just not for me. I usually check email or if at work, continue to work while I eat.
I do not eat more because of multi-tasking. I do not think that I would eat less or be more satisfied if I ate mindfully. It does not seem that important to focus on every bite of food. I measure out my portion in advance, and when it is gone, then I am done eating.