Tips for Relaxed Eating

Friday, February 8, 2013

Tips for Relaxed Eating and Deep Breathing

Light a candle at the table, play sweet music, decorate your eating environment with objects of beauty and mirth.

  • If you eat out, choose a restaurant that has a relaxed and nourishing atmosphere. If you are eating take-out food, find a peaceful or celebratory place outdoors to enjoy your meal.
  • Dine with eating companions who nourish and inspire you.
  • Let your conversation be elevating and free of negativity or gossip.
  • Notice your posture as you eat. A straight spine allows for fuller, deeper breaths.
  • During your workday, take a breathing break. Go outside for some fresh air, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Use eating as a time to let go of all worries and work. Use juicy and positive thoughts to assist you in assimilating nutrients and burning calories. If you insist, you can resume worrying and working once your relaxed and nourishing meal is complete.
Marc David, The Slow Down Diet

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