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Food: Slowing Down and Savoring

Monday, January 27, 2014

I've been trying to focus on savoring food that I eat.

One of the best examples for me are natural almonds. I always keep them on hand in my car for snacking. However in the past I would mindlessly snack without limiting myself.

Now I count out my 24 almonds for my single ounce and eat each almond by itself, cracking open the almond between my teeth and savoring the creamy, smooth inner flat between the halves and chew each half separately, taking in the flavor and texture.

I've never seen myself make an ounce of almonds last so long! And my satisfaction with that single ounce is SO much greater!

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KANOE10 1/28/2014 9:33AM

    I love almonds also and snack on them each day. I do have to count them as I will eat over my limit. Your advice to savor them and eat them slowly is a good reminder. I do love them.

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HIPPICHICK1 1/28/2014 7:40AM

    There's a lot to be said for slowing down!


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LUVLYLORELEI 1/28/2014 12:40AM

    I've done the same kind of thing, but not with almonds. It does make a difference. I know I should do it more often. Thank you for writing about this, it serves as a great reminder!

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STRIVERONE 1/28/2014 12:32AM

    It's so easy to eat almonds by the handful, but so much more satisfying to enjoy them one at a time. Still have to remind myself though.

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WATERMELLEN 1/27/2014 9:25PM

    Thanks for the detailed description of "how to savour": I'll be remembering this in my next almonds encounter. Greater satisfaction, fewer calories: sounds like a winning equation!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/27/2014 9:00PM

    LOVE doing that with my half ounce (hey, life's not fair, I'm a tiny woman, need fewer calories than a fit dude)... of almonds or walnuts. Amazing what a great thing it is to actually taste each bite.

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_LINDA 1/27/2014 8:52PM

    emoticon That is an awesome achievement! Wish I could say the same :P

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PATRICIAAK 1/27/2014 4:50PM

    super

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L*I*T*A* 1/27/2014 1:55PM

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DAISYBELL6 1/27/2014 11:03AM

    I do the exact same thing with almonds and it really works!

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RACEWELLWON 1/27/2014 10:16AM

    The are so tricky - good for you but are addicting - great job ! Thanks for stopping by - I'd rather X Country emoticon than shovel but your right its a big burn - Karen

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/27/2014 9:37AM

    Good job!

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