Conscious Eating is one of the most fundamental changes that anyone can make to enjoy their lives more.
We get so caught up in our days that we end up scoffing down our food without even tasting it.
Sometimes we’re looking forward to a meal so much at that nice fancy restaurant, then before you know it the meal is over and you didn’t even taste a bite.
How can you learn to enjoy your food more? How can you make this behavior something that becomes automatic, so you don’t even have to think about it?
Here’s how you do it:
Sit down with a nice, fresh apple and prepare to do nothing for the next 5-10 minutes.
I want you to put your phone away and imagine that all of your worries are far, far away.
All you have to do for the next 5-10 minutes is sit there with this delicious apple, and start eating it.
As you sit in this chair, take a bite of the apple and just notice how sweet and delicious it tastes.
Eat this thing like you are a Greek god eating one of the most cherished fruits in the world.
Don’t chomp it down, chew it slowly and breathe. Just try it.
As you are chewing this apple, take a deep breathe and allow yourself to actually taste the richness and flavor of the apple.
Consciously focus on your tongue, teeth, and cheeks as your chew. Notice the texture, the scent, the sweet or tart taste.
When you’re done, sit for a moment and say Thank You for that unusual experience.
Its not every day that you actually take the time to put all other things aside and appreciate the food you readily have available to you.
If you’re interested, try this experiment the next time you walk past your counter and spot an apple just sitting there.
Once you start to appreciate your food and eat consciously, the richness of flavors will stand out more, and you will enjoy your food more.
As a side note, I would also say that eating consciously actually helps me eat normal portions. Its hard to overeat when you’re conscious of every bite and listening to your body.