Intro Course

Mindful Eating

Lesson 8 Chapter 2

Mindful Eating

This week, eat at least one meal mindfully.

  • When you eat, just eat. Turn off all distractions - the TV, cell phone - and put away the newspapers and books.
  • See your food.
  • Smell your food.
  • Feel your hand lifting your food or utensil towards your mouth, and your food pass over your lips and onto your tongue.
  • Taste your food as though it were the first time.
  • Hear your food. Does it squish? Crunch?
  • Notice your thoughts. If they take you away from your experience, or contain "add-ons," just come back to eating.
  • Enjoy!

From Savor by Thich Nhat Hanh:

  1. Honor The Food.
  2. Engage all six senses.
  3. Serve in modest portions
  4. Savor small bits, and chew thoroughly.
  5. Eat slowly and avoid overeating.
  6. Don’t skip meals.
  7. Eat a plant-based diet, for your health and for the planet.
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