It is so easy to eat without noticing we do.
We talk, watch TV, read, play with our smart phones, some even walk...
And when we don’t actually slow down and take notice that we are eating, we miss the experience
(and what an experience!), we even may be more at risk of eating more than needed as we are more
or less disconnected from our body*. And that’s why...
The experiment this week, if you choose to do it, is to slow down and
to be completely and totally in the present moment when eating.
Sit with your food. In silence. Without distraction.
Slow down. Be present. Be in the moment.
Look. Smell. Listen. Taste. Savour. Feel.
How does your food look?
How does it smell?
How is the texture?
Does it crack under your teeth?
Or does it roll around in your mouth melting?
Is it hard to chew or soft?
Slow down. Breathe.
What does it taste like?
What are the subtleties of the food you are eating?
Is there a spice that you had not noticed before? Or a bit of citrus? Of vanilla?
Is it sweet? Too sweet? Or just right?
Is it salty? Bitter? Sour? Is it too much or just right?
What do you notice?
Is it as good as it looks? Or better?
Is it as good as you think? Or Better?
Be in the present moment.
Enjoy. Savour. Breathe.
Was it easy to eat slowly?
How did you find it?
Did it enhance the experience? Or did it spoil it?
And if it spoiled it, how?
Which senses did you use the most in this experiment?
Did a memory or a thought come up?
And... how do you feel now?
Try again. Try often. Eat slowly. Enjoy.
with Mel's help
* Note – If you have a tendency of eating to calm your emotions or if you binge, try to make a habit
of this exercise and let me know how it helps.
Hi! I'm Mel! I am a life coach, not a writer, but I write articles once in a while which you might like... see under Categories below "articles" and "experiments".