Beck Trek - Chapter 5 - Day 5 - Eat Slowly and Mindfully
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
I appreciate the techniques listed in this chapter to help us slow down and eat mindfully.
As a nurse I spent many years working in hospitals where a full lunch break was unheard of and any chance to eat something had to be stuffed in as fast as you could get it down. No chewing allowed. That bad habit transitioned to my home life as well, and I am sure was a huge factor in my weight topping 200 pounds.
I am quite guilty of eating while I do other things...watching TV, reading, using my computer. Even at work I eat while I keep on working...even though in the job I have now I typically have time for a break.
I have learned to slow down and enjoy my meals, especially if I am enjoying something extra special or eating out. I'm trying to focus more on building this habit on the weekends when sticking to my food plan is more challenging. I really enjoy having my meals on my patio. The nature in my back yard is pretty distracting, though!