Did you find Part 1 to be a real eye opener? Were you surprised when you started to realize how often you’ve been eating on the go or eating when distracted?
Now that you’re beginning to bring your attention to the activity of eating…actually enjoying the process of chewing and tasting your food…let’s talk about eating with attention and intention.
Part 2 or our weekly challenge is a straightforward 3-Parter.
Part 1 – Please make an effort to continue sitting down, undistracted, to eat. Put down your fork/spork/spoon/sammich between bites and resist the urge to reload until your mouth is empty.
Part 2 (New Stuff) – Now that you’ve become aware of WHAT you’re eating, can you look at your overall diet and make one healthful addition/substitution? Maybe you decide to drink a glass of water before each meal. Or add a serving of fruit or vegetables. Or trade a highly-processed food (granola bar/boxed cereal) for a less processed food (rolled or steel-cut oats with fruit). Remember that you are choosing to introduce ONE SPECIFIC improvement for this week.
Part 3 (More New Stuff) – Now that you’ve become aware of WHAT you’re eating, can you look at your overall diet and eliminate one habit/food item that leads you away from healthful living? How about drinking one less carbonated/sweetened beverage per day? Or banishing Double Stuff Oreos from your pantry? Or avoiding the company breakroom on Pizza Party Fridays? Remember that you are choosing eliminate ONE SPECIFIC habit/food for this week.
And here’s the part where we get to talk…let me know your plans for this week’s challenge. Your ideas might also be helpful to others in the SIN Group.
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