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A Mo without food is like a, ehm, a sea without water. I don’t know, you get my point! So how can you still enjoy every bit of cooking, baking and eating while trying to get in shape? I told you about binging a while back and here’s something new to think about. It’s an idea from a psychologist I spoke with this morning.
Here it comes: mindfulness. God, no, not again, you might think, but hear me out about mindful eating!
Just as with observing your breathing you can observe what you’re about to eat or eating. The shape, the structure, the color, the smell, the taste. Describe it in your thoughts as you’re eating it, as if you’re eating it for the first time and have to tell exactly what it is to someone else. She told me that she had seen people, who tried it with fastfood and snacks, telling her that when they payed attention to what they where eating, it wasn’t that tasty anymore. Not as tasty as when they were eating it fast. She tagged it: food for filling, fast filling, because people couldn’t really enjoy it when eating it with attention. Noteworthy was that this often wasn’t the case with (raw) fresh food. If there’s something important to me it’s enjoying my food! It’s experiencing and relaxing at the same time for me. Food really makes me happy and you’re probably going to hear it a thousand times more <3. Side note: this information comes from her experiences with people she has treated, I can’t confirm it as a fact, but it’s worth trying and maybe I can find some more info from research on this subject too. From her story it sounds like quality over quantity applies on food. If I say this out loud it actually sounds pretty logical. If I think about it, when you’re eating fast, you may not notice off-things about ‘bad’ food. On the other hand, melting chocolate in my mouth… Hmm, got to test this sometime with McDonalds or something to experience for myself. Though, I already did notice that I started to dislike the taste of McDonalds when I stopped eating it for a very long while. Somehow it doesn’t taste as good anymore as I thought it did.
Second (something that I do know is true): it takes time to eat your food with full concentration, keeping your brains busy and notifying your body you’ve spend enough time on eating and that it can be satisfied with the amount of food you’ve put in your stomach.
So it seems less is more! More time to enjoy the taste of food and more health on the long term. I’d like to hear your thoughts on this subject!

 

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    1. Thank you!

  1. Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed it! I hope you will come check out the new post on Real Life Natural Wife and leave me a comment with your thoughts! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. Will check yours 😉

  2. This is an interesting topic which is so true, I eat quite a balanced diet generally but whenever I eat snacks I eat them so quick that I don’t consider what’s in them until I read the ingredients on the back!

  3. […] He enjoyed taking it easy, but also took some time to go out with his dad and girlfriend for sightseeing. This is where the vultures come in! He and his girlfriend had given his father a monocular which he took with him when they went sightseeing. When they saw a bird a bit further away they used the monocular to see what it was. It turned out to be a vulture and they were all excited and in awe seeing this amazing creature in nature all by itself. As he described it, it was a very special experience they shared. The next day they visited a sort of national park that is very popular among tourists. This time they saw dozens of vultures at the same time and somehow did not get the same feeling they had the day before. As special as the experience was the day before, it was normal at that moment. Gone was their special feeling, but I tried to make him realize he could still recall this special feelings and that we sometimes just forget how special daily things can be while they just seem to be ‘normal’. There are so many things we’re lucky to have that we forget the small things may be appreciated too. As you can see, when something like that is observed on it’s own taken in with attention you realize how amazing it actually can be. So even if there’s so much of something it doesn’t mean it can’t be special. So remember when you observe your surroundings and gestures that are made that small things are appreciable, and that sometimes less is more in the context of experiencing (like with food!). […]

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