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Its not for everyone

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.
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    Well, when you have a husband, who shares your meals with you, you do set a table and eat with him. Although we eat different breakfasts and lunches, we still eat together. Only one time, last week, after having eaten a late lunch. we just fixed some Miso Soup in the evening, as we were yearning for something hot, and drank it in front of the TV, watching the news. I do understand, people who live alone, often multi-task during their meals and don't necessarily eat at a table. Whatever works. It was interesting reading all the comments, though.
    1864 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/12/2013 2:12:57 PM
    I'm with you. I like to eat and do other things: catch up on Spark, catch up on a tv show, read, etc. If I'm eating without doing anything else, I tend to rush through it to get to other things. Maybe I should work on that, but for now I'm happy with the way I do it!
    1865 days ago
    To me thats still mindfully have a portion that is mindfully set aside and you are not overeating...
    I would say that is being mindful of what you are eating....
    Maybe I have that wrong
    1865 days ago
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