Making food decisions today was tricky. Being a super busy mom, many times I eat whatever is at hand. I want to pick that is healthy, but I end up choosing what everyone else likes at home or what sounds tastier. Since I eat lunch while I am at the school, I pack my food early in the morning and most of the time that is a good choice. My problem is when we have dinner at home. I have a hard time having just one serving or stopping when I am full. Tonight, my husband made some pasta. Yummy! I had a plate, and I asked to my 3 year old daughter and my husband to think about the two adjectives. We smelled the food, enjoying how it looked on the plate and I ate it slowly. When I finished, I still wanted some more, but I didn’t get any. Tonight, while my husband and my daughter had their second serving, I was still enjoying my first one. I definitely ate less than other times when we eat pasta and that made me happy.
My problem was during lunch time. It was really hard to focus and eat mindfully when having lunch with my students. Hopefully, with practice that won’t be an issue in the future.