I saw this article in the New York Times called Mindful Eating as Food for Thought, and I thought it would be a great thing to share on this blog. Mindful eating is a close cousin to intuitive eating, and I’m so glad to see this philosophy getting some good exposure! The article talks about how mindful eating is a Buddhist concept, but I don’t know that it necessarily needs to be practiced within the context of any religion.
I think I might try some of the things suggested in the article, like spending the first five minutes of a meal in silence to really enjoy what I’m eating. Taking 20 minutes to eat three raisins, however, might be a practice better left to the monks!