Slow down to eat, just for ten minutes. Savor every bite, think about the flavors, how good it tastes and enjoy eating your food slowly. Don't wash down the flavor after every bite; let it linger for a few seconds before you taste something else or wash it down. You just might feel happier and more satisfied when your finished.
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I used to use a lot of diet foods, food that are a low sugar- low calorie counter part to their full caloried cousins, such as Slim Fast Desserts or diet soda with Splenda. These foods while satisfying a craving made me feel low energy.
Now I drink iced teas and enjoy whole foods which are much more satisfying and lack chemical additives.
When I decided to get healthier I made myself a very important promise. When it is meal time I will sit down, stop working, stop surfing the net and actually take the time to chew and taste the food that I am consuming. Too many times we eat in a hurry and don't even taste or enjoy our food. Take 20-30 minutes for yourself. Enjoy the food you are eating. 4
Sparkpeople has caused me to be accountable for what I put in my mouth. See, I love food!! Now I can control my food intake and still enjoy the foods I like. Enjoy the journey with Sparkpeople. It's worth it! Best of all -- It's FREE!! LOL!!! 252
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