Organic Vegetables

Nutrition

Experience: Mindful Eating

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Normally, most of us eat automatically or mechanically. Now, we are going to experiment with eating differently, paying full attention to what we are eating.

 

Take one of these objects, only one, noticing why you are choosing what you are choosing ... and just hold it in your hand... 

Entertain the notion that you are seeing and sensing this object for the very first time... 

What does it look like?... 

What shape is it?...What colors?...

How does it reflect light?... 

Investigate more closely how it feels... 

What is its temperature?... 

Its surface texture?... 

Its density?

Where did this food come from? Did it grow in nature or was it made in a factory? 

Can you imagine the sun and rain that nourished its growth? And the farmers who harvested it, and the truckers that brought it to market...

Perhaps you might also bring it up to your nose... Do you smell anything?... Are you salivating?... How do you feel about putting this food

into your body right now?... How does your body feel anticipating eating it?

Are you aware of any memories that are triggered by this food?

Now we are going to receive this food into our body... Be aware of your arm moving to your mouth, of putting the food in your mouth.

Experience the food in your mouth... perhaps roll it around with your tongue... Chew slowly and focus your full attention on the food’s

taste and texture... Chewing very slowly, savoring every bit of the food... Be aware of any desire you have to rush through this grape/raisin/chocolate...

Be aware of the intention to swallow before you actually swallow... And swallow when you are ready... and notice how far into your body you can still feel the grape/raisin/chocolate...