It is hard to be conscious and present during every meal you eat. Today for lunch, I went with my family to eat at a restaurant. I ordered chicken fingers to share with my daughter. I ate mindfully, and by the time my husband was done with his burger, I was eating my second chicken finger. I felt the crunchiness of the breaded chicken and even thought it was not the healthiest option, I was present while I ate. I enjoyed my food and I ate enough to be full, but not too much which I would have probably done before this challenge.

I like all the phrases that Dr. Albers sent today, but I especially like, “less is more,” which is about eating large amounts of food, but about enjoying and savoring the food we like, and in that way we eat less. I am definitely paying more attention and being more present while I am eating. Even though sometimes it is hard, I notice the change and hopefully this will get better with the practice.

One Comment

    November 16, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Great Job Andrea!!!! I give you tons to credit for choosing your meal and taking time to taste and enjoy it!! What an awesome job in recognizing when you were satisfied!! That was a very hard thing for me to do!! I would have eaten all the chicken fingers like it was my last meal!! And would have still been looking for more when I was finished!!! Awesome…keep it up!!!