What would happen if you thoroughly enjoyed each bite you took? What if no bite went down the hatch mindlessly?
Many of the things we struggle with in our food-lives would practically disappear: overeating, feeling dissatisfied with a meal, carrying extra weight, being sad that a meal is over so quickly.
One powerful tool we have in making this food-nirvana possible is:
Thinking like a connoisseur
Who enjoys food more than a connoisseur? They’re relaxed and present – connected to the eating experience. Fully engaged. Each bite intentionally savored. Every sense employed. The pleasure is so complete that it doesn’t take a lot of food to feel deeply satisfied.
The benefits of thinking like a connoisseur are exactly what we’re looking for:
- An open, relaxed attitude toward food—no shame or fear
- Quality brings pleasure, rather than quantity – so weight is managed more easily
- Food is enjoyed so fully that there is no grieving when a meal is over
As we adopt the mindset of a connoisseur we will gain what we’ve been wanting – not through the strain of white-knuckle-will-power – but through the rich satisfaction that comes through true connection.
As we honor each bite we also come to honor the moment, the meal, the one who prepared it, our meal companions and our own best health.
Now that’s a win-win, one delicious bite at a time.