Renew You Challenge

Be a part of my Weekly Challenge (I mean, opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing better health to your week. Add it to your calendar and  join us every Monday! 

Pay Attention to Your Food!  Be honest – how many times have you found yourself standing at the kitchen counter or over the sink just popping stuff in your mouth without even thinking about it? Or do you do things like read the newspaper, surf the net or watch TV during meals? I’ll give you a second to wipe that guilty look off your face…

The truth is, most of the time we’re so distracted that we never even take the time to chew our food let alone taste it, and I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how bad that is! So this week’s challenge is all about getting rid of those pesky distractions when you’re about to eat.

It’s called mindful eating, and I want you to eat at least one meal every day without distractions – just you and your food. That means sitting down, and yes, chewing your food thoroughly so those helpful enzymes in your saliva have time to start the digestive process.(And don’t even get me started about how important healthy digestion is!)

Also when you’re eating, try to really taste your food. Think about how it breaks down in your digestive tract and gives nourishment to your body. You’ve probably heard this before, but it’s worth repeating – you really are what you eat!

Let Me Know How it’s Going!  What opportunities has this challenge opened up for you? Was it easy? Any revelations?  Did you enjoy your food more?