Tuesday, April 3, 2012

the eating slowly experiment: pause and calm method (introduction)

The eating slowly experiment, a carefully designed evaluation of a series of methods to slow down my 'eating too fast' habit, is in full swing. Although the first method couldn't slow me down, the second method, placing my fork down between bites, was relatively successful. Given that I have a long way to go in eating slowly, today marks the beginning of test method number three.


Eating Slowly Method #3

Method to be Tested. Pause and calm before eating.

How to do it. Stop, pause, and calmly breathe before diving into any meal. Specifically, I plan to pause for at least 1 minute with the food in front of me and focus on calming my energy before eating anything. I hope that this sets the tone for a focused, calm, and slow eating experience.

Dates for Implementation. Tuesday, April 3 to Tuesday, April 24.

Remember to e-mail me (mylessseriouslife@gmail.com) or leave comments on this post to provide me with feedback as you go! Or, if this is a method your practice already, tell us how it works for you. I'll let you know how it goes with a results post around the 24th.

Breathe...and then eat.

10 comments:

  1. Oh, you already KNOW I'm on the ball with this one! Definitely one of the strategies I'm implementing with trying to eat more intuitively!

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    1. yes, this is key to intuitive eating. excited to try it out!

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  2. Oooh I like this idea! I'm going to give it a try - usually I inhale it all without thinking about it!

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    1. inhaling is no good. try it with me!

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  3. This one has worked really well for me so I hope it does for you too! :)

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    1. yes. you had mentioned this in the past. i'm really excited to try it out and see how it improves my eating even more!

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  4. I really need to try this out. I inhale my food!

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  5. My husband needs to do this, my 5 year old and I use to joke with him that he eats like he is in jail!

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    1. haha that cracks me up. tell you husband to join the challenge!

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