2. GIVE THANKS
Feel thankful for your food. Start by taking a moment to pause and feel gratitude for the food in front of you. Appreciate for a moment the water, soil, sun and other elements (and people!) that were part of its creation as you sit down to eat. The people who worked along the way for you to receive this food.
In many traditions around the world, time is dedicated at the beginning of a meal to give thanks.
3. CHEW YOUR FOOD THOROUGHLY
Taking the time to savour and enjoy your food is one of the most loving things you can offer yourself! Taste the flavours and note the textures of each mouthful.
You will probably find yourself noticing flavours you might otherwise have missed. Try to chew each mouthful at least 25 times. This breaks the food down into more digestible portions and mixes it with the saliva which contains important digestive enzymes.
Remember good digestion begins in the mouth!
If all else fails to slow you down while eating, you could try eating with chopsticks (if you are not proficient with them ) as a fun way to slow thingsdown!!
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