Mindfullness

mysteria7130
By mysteria7130 Latest Reply 2015-04-25 15:35:55 -0500
Started 2011-08-16 15:33:10 -0500

Too many people tend to eat ithout taking time to savor the food. That causes many problems such as obesity and diabeties and other diseases.
My suggetion is an excersize called mindfullness. Per each spoon full or fork full, small portions please, take the time to look and smell the food. study it till your mouth waters for it. Then put in your mouth, do not swallow it, move it around and close your eyes and feel the smoothness or textures and taste. now swallow. For a single portion meal, allow your self at least 15 minutes to eat and savor each and every bite. Every morsel should be savored. Do you know it takes the brain 15 to 20 minutes to recognize and to tellyour body that you are full? Now take a walk for 10 minutes after each meal. Just go around the block once or twice. Have a great day. I hope this is helpful.

Tags: eating well

13 replies

MewElla
MewElla 2011-08-20 09:15:37 -0500 Report

This reminds me of my diabetes educator, always told me, watch your portion, watch your choices, and chew slowly to savor the bite…It does make a difference.

robertoj
robertoj 2011-08-17 03:27:18 -0500 Report

Speed eating was one of my worst habits. Eating smaller portions and only one helping make it more important to savor my food. Eating healthier food with fresh ingredients helps too.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-08-16 22:43:28 -0500 Report

Howdy Judith! Thanks for sharing that. Good suggestions which are often ignored.

mysteria7130
mysteria7130 2015-04-25 15:34:20 -0500 Report

I know all about ignoring good suggestions. I do give good suggestions, now I need to follow the suggestions myself. It is hard to motivate myself to excersise or follow good suggestions.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2011-08-16 20:36:02 -0500 Report

Huh!

mysteria7130
mysteria7130 2011-08-17 03:07:10 -0500 Report

You can bring a horse to water but you can't make him drink it. You can choose to laugh at me or give a try for a while. It cannot hurt.