Friday, September 17, 2010

how to eat



  • Please do not stand or walk while you eat. Sit down. At a table and not on the couch. Even if you are eating alone. Especially if you are eating alone.
  • Stop eating out of plastic take-out containers and stop using plastic utensils. If you get take out, you can still pour the food onto a bonafide plate. 
  • Stop reading or working on the computer while you eat. Instead, put on some peaceful music. Light some candles. Get tranquil. Use a cloth napkin. 
  • Arrange your food in your loveliest vessels, preferably handmade ones, and you will actually taste it. And eat less. And walk away from the table more satisfied. 



16 comments:

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Theresa said...

The handmade vessels thing is totally true. When we eat from the things I made in pottery class, the food is so much better!

Millie said...

I agree...food should always be a flavorful experience.

East Village Vegan said...

Great TIps! Btw, I'll be in Philly cheering on my brother in the ING Half Marathon. If you're competing...have a great race! ~EVV

DJ Karma (VegSpinz) said...

I'm guilty of doing the opposite of all of those LOL!

beforewisdom said...

I read a "diet book" by a professional restaurant critic who happened to be a rather attractive and slim woman.

In a nutshell, she doesn't eat a lot of food, but she focuses on tasting each bite as much as possible.

I tried this out at a few holiday dinners when I was trying to lose weight. I took a small portion of everything. Since I gave my near undivided attention to the taste of the food, I didn't feel like I missed out on anything and I was happy with just one plate of food.

Many people who over eat aren't really enjoying their food, as food. They are enjoying the mechanical motion of eating it as a distraction.

Tricia Sletten said...

Wonderful. This is the practice of Ayurveda. It's not what you eat, but HOW you eat. Thanks.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I fail at this.

MercurysBallad said...

This is so true. Oftentimes we forget about enjoying simple, intimate things in life when we get too busy. <3

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The Sweetest Vegan said...

I totally agree about presentation. I love colors and style in my food. A lot of vegan food gets a bad rep, because it's just slapped on a plate. AND I hate walking and eating. I have to sit down. Even to eat a pretzel in the mall (pre-vegan) I have to sit down.

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for this reminder - i often forget to eat mindfully as thich nhat hanh taught us on retreats

Erika said...

Wonderful!

urban vegan said...

Ha! I've been working in-house the last few weeks, and I am guilty of all of the above again, practically! Gotta slow down...

urban vegan said...

Ha! I've been working in-house the last few weeks, and I am guilty of all of the above again, practically! Gotta slow down...