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 (email@example.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.