Gobble, gobble, gobble! Good for a turkey maybe, but not good for us girls. When we stuff our mouths and eat so fast that we don’t even register what we’re eating, we tend to overeat. There’s something lacking in the shoving something into your mouth that needs to be satisfied if we’re going to eat right and take care of our natural health.
Eating in front of the computer or while watching TV – ‘grabbing breakfast’ or “eating on the run,” just isn’t what it takes to stay healthy, look young and feel good. We need to train ourselves to savor each bit, enjoy the moment, and pay attention to each morsel of munching.
For a lesson in how to eat mindfully, have a seat and let’s do a meditation on eating. Take a beautifully wrapped kiss or a lovely Dovely heart and put it in your hand and have a look at the shape – a licked kiss or a shiny heart. Open up the delicate little package with great care and very little speed, peeling away the metallic foil wrapper. Hold up your heart or your kiss to your nose and breathe in the aroma deeply! MMMMMMM!
Look at the shape, study the color. Slowly and with total attention, gently put the tender morsel into your open, desirous mouth and hold it on your tongue for a moment, lingering for a moment over that first taste. Gently roll it around in your mouth, side to side and up and down, feeling and tasting the delicious chocolate ‘mouth-feel’ everywhere in your mouth and on every individual taste bud. Shut your eyes. Savor the taste! YuMMy! Slow down. Enjoy every meditative moment you have with this delectable kiss or heart.
When you have completed eating this one little chocolate candy, take a moment to think about the experience. Remember how good it was. Are you completely satisfied? Do you feel you need another? If you really want to have another one, okay, go ahead. Do the entire meditative exercise from the beginning. Don’t rush! Do the whole exercise! You’ll be amazed at how one (or at the most 2) kisses or hearts are enough to keep you satisfied!