1.) SET YOUR INTENTION
Before you sit down to eat determine your intention. Are you truly hungry and how much do you want to consume – is it more or less than your body needs? Benefit: You’re less likely to over eat.
2.) LISTEN TO WHAT YOUR BODY NEEDS
How many servings of vegetables or protein have you had today? Benefit: You will eat more food that your body really needs and less of what it doesn’t.
3.) EAT WITHOUT DISTRACTION
Don’t watch TV or read or do electronics while you are eating. Eating without distraction allows you to focus on the act of eating alone. Benefit: Your experience of the food will be better.
4.) BE GRATEFUL FOR THE FOOD
Benefit: The gratefulness will help your digestive system to work better as the emotion of gratitude helps the parasympathic nervous system activate.
5.) EAT SLOWLY
Chew each bite at least 15 times (the more the better). Put your fork down between bites. Benefit: your digestion will work better