One Beautiful Bite At A Time

One Beautiful Bite At A Time

Imagine…

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.

5 thoughts on “One Beautiful Bite At A Time

  • September 2, 2015 at 7:27 am
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    Food truly is so much more enjoyable when it is savored. You have taught me this and I have been very grateful. You have also taught me that sometimes you only need 3 bites of a dessert to be sasatisfied. Since I have been eating mindfully, I have forgotten how second nature that has become. My mother and sister we’re here for a visit. On the way to the airport yesterday we stopped at a Sonic for a treat. I ordered each of us our own, after three bites I threw my ice cream away and my mother was horrified! My sister said “I would have eaten that”! When I explained to my mom that I really wasn’t wasting it, I had already paid for it and enjoyed it, it didn’t matter if I didn’t finish it, whether I had 3 bites or 30. She still couldn’t grasp my concept, and I remembered that it took a while to sink in for myself also. But I’m so glad it did.

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    • September 2, 2015 at 9:11 am
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      WAHAAA!!! It’s so glorious to read about your experience at Sonic – you had exactly what you wanted – and – Sonic did not tell you HOW MUCH you wanted. I love it! This is true LIBERATION!!!

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    • September 2, 2015 at 9:43 am
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      Way to go!!! You experience is encouraging to me.

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  • September 2, 2015 at 9:45 am
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    This is powerful. Thanks. I am going to apply this by adding this thought process to my arsenal of tools you have suggested.

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    • September 2, 2015 at 9:55 am
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      Isn’t it good to know we have a big toolbox full of tools for any food situation? We are moving steadily ahead!

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