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I eat my meals sitting down, however, too many meals are in front of the TV. This is a habit I may need to change. I never had a grazing habit but lately it's become a problem, probably triggered by this habit.

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I do eat standing up and its usually naughty food. That burger that I grab on the way to my next job or a packet of crisp. Makes lots of sense not to do this.

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I like sitting at the table when I have company. I'm single and live alone, though hopefully wont be either forever :o) I think I've avoided sitting at the table since it reminds me of how single I am. But I still need to be mindful of what I am eating and sitting at the table helps me do that. Plus, it provides a beginning, middle and end to eating a meal. On the sofa, in front of the TV, there never seems to be an end to eating. So I can watch TV, just need to decouple it from eating.

All that being said, when I have company, I love setting a nice table and having long lingering meals with good food and good converations. I am now doing that for myself too. I'm still lighting my centerpiece candle surrounding by cranberries in a crystal bowl. So pretty and can still enjoy it (until the cranberries are no longer fresh, anyway).



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Do you enjoy sitting at the table? I do, especially for dinner with the family. I like to set the table and this time of year we have usually light some candles. Lunch & breakfast are harder since we don't all sit down together.

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I'm reading Beck from the beginning, its been a while and I need the refresher....Day 3 is an important one. I've been forcing myself to sit down at the dining table the last few days. Then when I finish eating I clean up all the dishes/kitchen. That's what we used to do while growing up. And now, it signals that the food portion of the day is over. and that I need to find something else to do for the rest of the evening.

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I saw in an old post (2008) that my sons did unpleasant thing at the table like burp etc. Well they have grown up and one gone. So I will have to practice this skill. But before hand I have to pretty up my table with something that catches my eyes. Some crocheted place-mats may do the trick, a pretty plate and glass, maybe a pretty tea cup. My hubs still eat in front of the tv. I can not help him but I can help myself. I will get in that place-mat for now and practice. I do eat while doing other things. Surely I forget I what I ate or that I ate. things can sneak up on you for sure. I taste while I cook. I have a remedy for that taste and spit. sorry.

This skill is harder than some may think. It will take some practicing.

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7/9/13 3:11 A

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My new rule is not only to sit down when eating, my new rule is "making a nice table like in a good restaurant"
I think im worth taking so much care for myself.

And this one goes perfectly with NoS !

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Starting NOW! I eat at the dining table and it is lovely when I'm at home. I have a bad habit of eating breakfast (fast food) in the car and sometimes a quick trip thru the drive thru because I deserve a treat.

I love to cook but maybe 2-3 times per week so eating while standing in the kitchen isn't that big of a deal for me.

So, the rule for me is no eating in the car. Also, clearing a place and eating properly at work. No email or surfing while eating lunch.

Should be lovely. no excuse

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I think to really benefit from this, I will have to change it to: eat sitting down at the kitchen table. If I start bringing food into the living room, it is a bad sign. I start overeating if I wander.

On days when I'm rushed for breakfast and need to pick up something on the way to appointments, etc., I will have to wake up early enough that I can plan and buy something relatively healthy (e.g., a flatbread, egg white, turkey bacon sandwich from Dunkin' Donuts instead of a whole egg, cheese on a bagel) and then take it with me to eat after I sit down instead of scarfing it down on the walk over or (worse) eating it on the train or in the car.

Either that, or just wait until lunchtime/my appointment is over, when I have the time to sit down and eat. Hunger management is a big thing in the later days of the plan, so I have to keep in mind that someone my size is not exactly a famine victim and I will not starve if I have to wait an hour or two to eat breakfast/brunch.

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6/24/12 4:30 A

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This is easy for me - I always eat sitting down. Problem is leaving the table and getting up!!!

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I am starting to work on this, but it's hard because I'm used to grabbing breakfast on the run. I will have to get up earlier to schedule breakfast sitting down.

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I'm working on this rule. It's hard because I have a bad habit of eating in the car.


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I just finished rereading my old post. I struggle badly with this one and it will take some time. I was eating breakfast at least at the table I still do at times. Lunch in front of tellie while soaps are on. emoticon Dinner with tallie. Hubbie rarely eats at the table and wants me to eat with him. He is in from of the tallie too.

Cooking and eating. How about tasting to make sure the meal taste right??? Now I taste the food and spit out after tasting it. This chapter will take practice. I do eat while on the phone. While trying to decide what to eat. Work needs to be done. Forget the older kids. But my older son does at times. The only one who eats at the table all the time is my younger son. Yep that is bad. So I need to get this done. Cards says Eat meals and snack while setting down.... at the table emoticon

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This one is very difficult for me. I do try to mindfully eat. I spend a lot of time planning and cooking, so it is kinda weird that all this goes unnoticed. I did have a very peaceful morning and afternoon when I ate at my dining room table. Getting better at this one

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I was surprised when I tried to eat 100% sitting down, that on 2 out of 3 days I had slips. One day I did accomplish 100%, so give myself credit. I really had not realized that I was back to eating standing up -- or standing up in the middle of a bite to go get something a grandkid needs. I do feed an 18 month old and a 5 year old 12 meals a week. It is more challenging to be mindful when feeding others.

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IGOSSELS, I love your new awareness about eating while standing. Great job stopping yourself.

I really like the cute, funny and supportive note you posted.

Setting the rule as if it was a religious rule is a great idea. Being healthy is good for your spirit. :)

Warmly,
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This is a biggie for me. I always eat my meals sitting down.

What is a meal?

Breakfast, Lunch, Supper and snacks.

Here are the times I eat standing up:

Preparing food
Cooking food
Opening the fridge to get food for other reasons (to prepare, cook etc)
Opening the fridge to put food away
Shopping in the health food store for nuts especially
Munching on nuts while I think why am I gaining weight ;-)

Mindfull eating...hmm even worse but I will take one step at a time.

I have put two post it notes on my fridge and in the inside of my larder the visible side says eat while sitting down. If you turn it over it says If you don't sit when you eat you will be to BIG to see your feet.

As someone posted I tried it my way saying the licks, tastes and bites don't count...I'm going to try this way.

The hardest part is while cooking. I made choc chip cookies this morning and stopped myself from tasting the dough, licking the spoon, tasting the cookies (kids and hubby said they were good - they are based on elanaspantry gluten free/vegan cookies). Tempted to taste the roasted cauliflower which is sitting on the counter waiting to be made into roasted cauliflower soup.

I keep kosher and I'm never tempted to taste meat when I'm dairy and vice versa because that would go against my religion so I should just treat this rule as part of my religion.

I think I'm going to focus on this one for a couple of days and see how I do.

Breakfast this morning was getting a bowl of yogurt and granola together and of course I tasted a nut and some granola on route to the bowl. Stopped myself and I'm giving myself kudos for that.

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Day 3 - Eat while sitting down

Luckily for me, I learned a long time ago about this. I do not struggle with this one - strange, I struggle with EVERYTHING else regarding a healthy lifestyle, but the one that requires sitting down to eat, I'm good. . . .haha.

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12/26/11 6:20 P

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Day 3, Eat Sitting Down, is not too big of a challenge for me. I very, very rarely eat standing up. I just don't like to. There is an occasional party, networking or holiday event with finger foods, but I'll find a solution. The first idea that comes to mind is to eat before I go...and NETWORK instead of eat. At each event, I can practice powerful listening skills to keep myself distracted from the food table. Note to self: It's about the people!!

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Rose_Bud,
I got such a chuckle out of your post. Thanks! I really liked your lawn chair idea. Too cute.

Good for you for finding a solution to your taste testing. And continuing with your ARC and RCs.

Edited by: HEALTHYCHARLENE at: 12/26/2011 (18:14)
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Day 3

Eat Sitting Down

This made me think... Do I eat standing up?

I hate it when my hubby eats over the sink, so I know I don't do that!
After thinking about it, I have come to the conclusion that I do eat standing up when I am preparing a meal, I usually do taste test at least once.

And of course there are the Costco trips... I wonder what they would think if I carried a lawn chair with me when I shop there!!!! . emoticon

So I have decided when I cook I will put a small plate on the counter with a taste testing spoon and take it to the table or i will have some one else taste it for me.

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I had a bad cold last week & was feeling miserable and by this Monday I'd put on 4 pounds - in 4 days of overeating. A lot of that overeating was snacking in the kitchen standing up. The weight can't be all fat so by today 2lbs have gone. While I was eating standing up I even had an inner voice commenting on what I was doing - 'look at her standing up to eat!' *sigh*

This is a really tough one for me to crack. I can do it when I'm feeling good etc. but when I'm not...

Anyway I'm back on track now & getting on with getting on.

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Day 3 done! I don't have a problem with this one. I always sit down for my meals. I never have tasted food before eating the meal.

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read my list of reasons.....check
Picked a diet........check

Today I will eat while sitting down. Not usually a problem for me but gonna focus on it anyway. The idea of slow mindful eating. emoticon

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I just finished this chapter today and gosh... I'll lose weight by just sticking to this rule alone, probably! I've tweaked this rule a bit (did last time too) and am holding myself to eating at the TABLE only, just just sitting down. The reason is that I do a lot of mindless eating in front of the computer or TV.

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I've been commuting for so long and I have to admit that has been part of my problems. The food was my company for the hours I spent in the car.
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Touching base with this one and I think I've been doing much much better than the last time I visited this thread. In fact i reached a point where I'm much less paranoid about having a small bit of rice or something I'm cooking to make sure its done. But I don't turn that into eating full bites of food or grazing.

Also, Cindi's post made me happy to realize I no longer *have* to eat sitting in the car! After so many years of commuting and some days when it was eat dinner in the car or don't eat dinner! :D

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As I've blogged today, I'm going to work on this all week. I have to not just learn to eat sitting down, but, to also add that it doesn't include eating in the car. No eating sitting in the car! That is a real problem for me. So, no eating standing up and no eating sitting in the car!
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Need to spend another day working on this. Maybe I'll try putting up the sticky notes all over to remind myself.

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I'm also having problems with eating mindfully since I eat while watching a movie, on computer, reading or talking with someone. But that will be a topic for another day.

My problems with eating standing up are when I 'm putting leftovers away. I need to remember that food is wasted when I throw them away AND when I eat them. So if there's not enough to bother saving, I have to dump it. Also, I frequently will just grab a quick snack like a handful of nuts. I want to commit to "No Snacking"! I will eat only three meals a day, at the table, and only what I serve myself. No second servings!

Actually, what happened this morning is that I served myself breakfast but found that I was not hungry enough to eat it all. So I'm saving it for part of my lunch. This has helped me listen to what my body needs instead of stuffing myself simply because the food is there.

I'm also hoping that setting a nice table with placemats and a pretty centerpiece (and no piles of papers, etc.) will be motivation as well.

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I am trying to not only eat sitting down, but eat mindfully. That has always been a problem for me, but I never realized it. I could eat and eat and eat because my mind was never satisfied, as it was always thinking about something else while my mouth was eating (such as watching TV, reading a magazine, or talking with someone). Now that I sit down and eat I find myself less hungry between meals, I feel more satisfied, I feel more respectful of my food, and I appreciate the subtle flavors more and am more able to tell when I actually like or dislike something versus simply eating it on autopilot.
I used to sit down a lot to eat, but it wasn't sitting in a mindful way, as it was almost always in front of a TV. In fact, I moved into my house in May of 2010 and I really only sat at my dinner table twice! Both times were special occassions with family over. Now, in the last 5 days, I have eaten at my table for every meal (unless at work of course)!

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Sitting down to eat is not the problem for me. Its being distracted by other things while I am eating!

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This was a powerful one for me, I hadn't even realized I would grab something and walk around talking on the phone, or at work grab something in the kitchen and walk around. Once you make yourself remember NOT to do, it is eye opening!

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This will certainly present a big challenge for me... I often grab a tablespoon or two of "stuff" while I put the kids' lunches together in the morning -- you know I'll portion their snack and pop a little in my mouth. When I'm preparing food, I'm definitely a taster too. Oh, and the grocery store -- I do like to try new things to see if they are items I'd like to purchase...

Here's my commitment. When I feel like eating standing up, I'm going to put a portion aside and eat it later, sitting down. I'm going to remember that I can enjoy being thin more than I enjoy the few seconds of pleasure that the snack-while-standing will give me.

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hmmm, in tracking through the current postings I hit this one are realized I've let this one slip alot. I don't think its translated into extra food sneaking by (i.e. not getting noticed and logged) but I will watch myself on this for a while and see what's happening.

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Personally I find this one a real challenge as I eat standing up in the kitchen a lot while I'm doing things. Today so far I have managed to sit down, and I'll use a response card to help me with his.

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Caught myself several times about to eat in the kitchen while standing up. Or in the car while driving. Or in the front of the computer. I think, if I had eatten all the times that I caught myself I would have eatten ALOT today! It is amazing how much I didn't eat by just sitting down and concentrating on eatting. It is also really stange to not eat while watching TV. I ALWAYS have a snack when watching TV. ALWAYS....not anymore though. I will get used to it. Be blessed, Dawn

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i always eat sitting down, but i always eat while on the computer or watching tv, which does not teach me to eat slowly, feel my hunger or fullness,and really enjoy my food,
so i will have to concentrate on it as well
(i always eat way too fast, so i also should make a point to chew my food)
and as run2ride said, "sit and relax"

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a good reminder to really sit, relax and enjoy the food I eat... and of course, this negates the mindless munching in the kitchen -- and if I don't do that, the food I eat at my sitting-down-meal will be all the more enjoyable, cuz I'll still be truly hungry! emoticon

This is a good focus for the next day or so...

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I think I generally sit down to eat. I suppose we'll see today! My problem is that I always eat in front of my computer or in front of the tv. It's like I'm afraid I'll get bored while eating! I know that's something I probably need to stop doing and just focus on my food, but maybe that's a challenge for another day!

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I volunteered to be part of a team, cooking for a retreat led by Buddhist monks. There I learned that food, and even water, need to be taken while sitting or fully squatting, so the food and liquid can be properly received for better digestion. I have done this. Even at parties and when visiting, I will get a glass of water of a bite of food and sit before it passes my lips.

I was at the retreat when I learned this, and if anybody did eat or drink without this, they were quickly told to sit--for the sake of health and good use of the planet's resources! Later, I actually was shocked to see marathoners running and drinking and eating. I think I would, too, though, in that situation! emoticon

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I'm really getting better about sitting down to eat. Today I sat down for almost everything, and I realized what I was doing and stopped at one point. Something to keep working on :)

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I sat down for breakfast this morning! Was reading the news on my iPad... I like reading the news. But at least I actually plated my food and sat at the dining table. I;ll take it!

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Still working on this. I suppose reading while eating is the same thing. Bummer.


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Well, I ate sitting down yesterday, but once was in front of the TV (I'm visiting my grandparents and we ordered pizza and watched an old movie). I'll keep working on this skill while I'm away, and won't move on to the next one until I have done it at home for a few days.



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I commit to sitting down to eat, too. If I sit in front of the TV to eat, I will portion out my servings on my plate before I sit down to eat it.

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I eat sitting down, usually. The problem is, sometimes its with the TV on or at my desk.

Its not going to be easy, but I've got to give this one a few days' practice. Starting with closing my laptop while I eat my oatmeal.


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I ate an apple in the car... I think it is OK because I've planned for it and it saves me time as I get ready for work.

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I only have trouble with this at breakfast. I tend to grab an Adkins slim fast shake and drink it in the car on the way to work. Well...at least I'm sitting down? (Don't think that's what Beck intends).

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I'm going to try to have my breakfast outside in my favorite chair so I can start the day off right!

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this is soooo tough for me! i do like a challenge, so i will keep trying. . but wow, my days have been super busy lately, and i've been giving myself credit for planning my meals and staying within my calorie range, sitting while eating them would just be the fat-free-icing on the cake =)

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This is one I still have to return to from time to time. Its a great reminder to always eat mindfully and not let those "this doesn't really count" bites add up

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Yes big challenge for me this "Day3"-Goal.
I created lot of small from it. Made a large post in my blog. (~to be continued)
I think ill have to work on "Eat while you sit" at last for some days

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I didn't think I ate standing up at all, but it turns out I do (quick snacks, mainly). Amazing the things we don't even realize we're doing.

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Wow... I knew I ate in more places than the table but didn't notice how much. I had ALL meals and stacks yesterday away from a table. I am more aware of this now.







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This is really tough. I tend to taste when I cook... a carrot slice here, a tablespoon of sauce there, a piece of bread crust, a few grapes. All this is mindless. The Beck Plan has really opened my eyes to all of the bad habits that I've accumulated over the years. I sat down to eat all of my food today and am so proud!

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sat down everytime but 1 today. not too bad. this is harder than i thought

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I thought this one was going to be an easy one. Then, I caught myself unconsciously popping a bite in my mouth and taking a walk out of the room. Hmmm...awareness is what it's all about, right?

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I had no idea I ate standing up until I read about it in the Beck book.
Today is my day to commit to not eating while standing up.
All I can say is I did not eat while standing up at breakfast.
I have caught myself eating standing up the past 2 days.
I make a commitment to myself to not eat while standing up today.
I have given up half and half in my one cup of coffee each day.
I will drink my coffee sitting down.
I have made a:
If you are going to eat; do it sitting down card.


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I’m an eat this while I fix that kind of person. This will be a constant battle. But I will do it.

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This is going to be a tough one, but one worth mastering. I can often be found noshing while watching TV or shoveling down food on my way to work in the car or food between patients. I am going to have to really focus on mindful eating.

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Did I say I eat most of my meals sitting down? (6/14) Boy, oh boy, have things changed. I am so busy and I am finding I am eating anywhere and everywhere. I need to refocus and EAT SITTING DOWN.

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So used to watching tv, reading, etc that this will be an adjustment...but so worth it!



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I started over and am working on getting a grasp of each of these exercises - although I eat my meals sitting down, I am finding that I put a lot of things in my mouth when preparing my meals and I do not sit down when snacking. Having to sit down ought to make me think about whether or not I really need to eat it.

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I'm like Jenoli, and eat sitting down 95% of the time. My problem is that DH and I catch up on our shows during lunch and dinner, so my skill for this is to eat every meal at the table so that I will focus on my food.

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Today is my day 3. And I need to not only sit down and focus when eating, but I need to take my time. I tend to eat quickly because of 90 other things I need to do, and then I wind up hungry shortly there after.

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I need to modify this one just a bit because I eat most of the time sitting down but I am preoccupied. For instance, my breakfast is usually done in front of the computer. When I read this task, I thought that I might be sitting down but I need to add that I need to be aware of what I am doing and only concentrate on eating at that moment.


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I do fairly well with this one, but there's always room for improvement. The biggest issue, I guess, is taste-testing when I cook, which I love to do. I haven't figured a way around this, as I'll frequently veer from a recipe and need to see if the idea works. I guess as long as I count it and am focused on what I am doing, I'll count it as a work in progress for now. Any other chefs have a solution for this?

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I like to eat my meals sitting down, but not my snacks (funny). So I will make an effort to enjoy my snacks as much as my meals!

Today I will track my food and exercise. This I will do for myself.


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it's fun to read everyone's awareness-rising of this one. It really is amazing how the admonition to "eat sitting down" really brings focus to how often we "eat standing up" - lol...

This is a good reminder for me -- eating my regularly planned meals & snacks sitting down is easty. And the "standing up" eating I do really isn't planned, isn't necessary, doesn't do me any good, and so I can just quit doing that! hhmmmmm.... those are the calories that never get written down either!

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This is very good for me to remember. I never really had much trouble with this task as long as I was CONCIOUS about it. Which, surprisingly, can be hard! My family has the WORST habit of coming home, throwing food on the kitchen counter, then just standing around and chomping on everything. When I first started this task I mentioned to them that it might be smart to snack sitting down (they are always trying to lose weight I wasnt being rude teehee) but, alas, they enjoy their standing snacking. It did really help me to realize though how important it is to NOT snack that way. I cant imagine how many extra calories my parents pick up stuffing their mouths just "hangingout" in the kitchen.

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