Simply Delicious Living is, in part, about making every meal
an experience and - when it comes your body-mind-
spirit balance - it's about living a healthy, creative, fulfilling
and joyous life.
There are certain things we do everyday - often without
- Wash our face
- Brush our hair and our teeth
- Take a shower
How many times have you grabbed a muffin, piece of toast,
power bar with coffee to eat while driving in the car? Or
eaten a sandwich doing work at the
computer? What about
nuking a lean
cuisine or TV dinner in the microwave to
eat while watching TV?
I must say, I've been a culprit of all of the above.
However, when you eat like this, usually you grab the
foods that aren't as nutritious for you. You might not even
remember what you ate.
Worse, you might not even be able to
pronounce all the ingredients on the packaging.
Your dissatisfaction with inhaling your meal less than
minutes might even drive you to scan the refrigerator
and freezer for something else to satisfy you.
I've been there too.
What I've noticed for myself, is that when I slow down,
consciously think about what I'm eating, (making sure by
reading the labeling
that it's organic, natural), yet also tasty
to me, I get satisfied more
quickly. I also feel better both
physically and mentally.
Conscious eating has also been a lifesaver in keeping my
weight in check.
What are some great tips to conscious, healthy eating that will
make you more satisfied?
•Plan ahead. Make a list of what foods/meals you'd like to enjoy
each week and what you'll have time to prepare. Create a shopping
list before you visit the market
•Purchase and prepare foods with ingredients you can
and know what they are.
•Eat fresh and local produce whenever possible. This contributes
to your overall health
as well as the local economy and the
environment (less greenhouse gas emissions from importing!).
•Cook, steam, grill or eat your foods raw vs. nuking in the
•Enjoy the foods you like, within reason. If it's dessert you're
out healthy alternatives that will satisfy. (Visit our
Recipe and Video Blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV. We have
some great desserts made with fruit and/or made with very
•Enjoy the preparation. As you make your meal, consider all
the ingredients and what
you're putting into your body - and
your body's history and reaction to them after eating.
•Take the time to sit down and enjoy a meal (minus the
Use it for family
time and for good conversation. If
put on your favorite CD, enjoy the meal preparation and then as you
eat, savor the flavors. I assure you, it will put a smile on your face!
you eat your meal, rather than shoveling the food
non-stop, breathe between bites. Let your brain have a chance to
register that you're getting full.
•Appreciate and give thanks. Thank the farmers, the store, the
food growers, yourself or your loved ones who prepared the
meal - and thank God and the Universe, for the
that you are about to eat that will nourish and satisfy your body
and provide you with sustenance to live and create harmoniously!
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