One thing at a time, one thing at a time. Last week, I
mentioned whined and complained about starting a new fitness program and taking on fear. It’s been slightly over a week and I am still in it to win it! What sets Breakthru Fitness apart from other gyms is the one on one attention and valuable resources, like my Nutrition Coach, Kanda.
This week, she sent out an email, our weekly anchor if you will. With her permission, I wanted to share this with you because I think it’s valuable, something we can all do, and much can be taken away from it. Yes, something as simple as eating slowly! Even me, I am usually inhaling food before I rush off to my next appointment and I was able to eat slower. I hope you enjoy this…Off to the gym, toodles and make it a great weekend!
Eating Slowly Makes Everything Else Possible
Here are three key points:
- Eating slowly is one of the two most important habits in this entire program.
- No matter what else comes at you in life, you can alwaysgo back to simply eating slowly.
- Eating slowly and mindfully is more importantthan:
- what you eat
- when you eat
- where you eat
- who you eat with
- getting anything else “perfect”
Wow. That’s one freakin’ important habit!
Think of slow eating like your “anchor habit”.
Eat With Purpose
The only thing we want you to do today is eat a little slower than you normally do at every meal.
Put your utensils down between bites. Take a deep breath (or three) before picking them up again.
Sit down. Take a moment to relax. (Hey, that feels kinda good.)
If you’re busy, try not to eat any of your meals on the run. (In other words, don’t grab something and eat it while you drive to work.) Give yourself an extra 10 minutes to eat before you go.
Whatever your strategy for today, slow down, taste your food, and take your time – every time you eat.
By Kanda Farrar/ Nutrition Coach