in praise of slowness

My healthy habit this week is to slow down and eat with awareness.

To eat more slowly, I am putting my utensil down between bites and taking  a breath. I want to relax during my meal and enjoy my food. I try to notice whether I am  chewing my food thoroughly.

I struggle with eliminating distractions. I want to listen to a program or watch a video while I eat. I notice I don’t always chew my food completely before swallowing. I race as if someone will steal my plate!

Give slow eating a try and join the conversation over at 50Fit.

In a world where we want it NOW, here’s a delightful TED talk in praise of slowness: