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Your Mantra: Relax, Focus...

Monday, July 07, 2008

An article from RealAge.com and a link to the page. Enjoy!

Your Mantra:
Relax, Focus
To teach yourself how to eat mindfully, start with a raisin. Take a deep, relaxing breath as you pick it up. Look at it for a few seconds. Smell it. Place it in your mouth and roll it around on your tongue. Feel the wrinkles. Now bite. Note the chewy, gritty texture -- the sweet, fruity, astringent taste. Extract all the flavor before you swallow. That’s kind of the idea with mindful eating -- to savor the look, smell, texture, and taste of every bite. And it works! It had a huge impact on curbing chronic binge eating in a recent study.

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    I was eating grapes when I read your blog and I tried it, must say the grape tasted better when I slowed down and really savored it! Great blog thanks.
    4667 days ago
    It is funny that I should read this in your blog today because I was just reading an article in Health magazine about mindful eating. We all lead such busy lives that mindful eating has gotten lost. Thanks for the link to the article. I'm going to try to do this more often.
    4667 days ago
    This sounds like a super idea--I'm going to try it! And thanks for the encouraging reply to my blog today! I can do this -- just like YOU are doing it and being a great motivator! Thanks!! emoticon
    4667 days ago
  • MSDEB424
    Yep.. it works.. made my mouth water.. lol
    4668 days ago
  • no profile photo *DEBRA*
    great info, thanks!! emoticon
    4668 days ago
    I need to do that! I eat way to fast and not always when I'm hungry... I should enjoy it more!
    4668 days ago
    A very interest concept...

    i'm ging to check out that link.

    4668 days ago
    This is really interesting. I think often I eat too fast because I'm always in a hurry. I need to work on this. Thanks.
    4668 days ago
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