DAY # 11
CHEW + SWALLOW.
Today I will chew and swallow mindfully and see if I take big or small bites, chew and enjoy every bite of my food.
I have a lot of clients that really struggle with this particular challenge. They tend to take big bites of food during their work week especially when they are in a hurry (any other hands raising?). Certain foods can cause some to take bigger bigger than others so it’s a constant struggle of reminding ourselves to take smaller bites and chew each bite well to aid in proper digestion. I know when I've taken too big of bites and almost choked doing it.
Today stay focused on your food, the process of chewing, feel what swallowing is doing in your body, where is it going --> just be curious about the process. Often times we eat on auto-pilot and forget about the entire cycle of how food got to us [think about where it came from] and where it's going [in your body and being used for energy; ask yourself, “will this food energize or deplete me?”]. Today think about that as you chew AND swallow mindfully!
Awesome job everyone, you're becoming Mindful Eaters with each bite and meal each day!!!