Call it what you will – back to basics, relearning, changing a bad habit and making it stick, whatever – taking small bites is important.
It’s about savoring your food, really and truly tasting it. And taking your time – that all-important 20 minutes between starting to eat and when your brain registers that you’ve eaten enough.
Taking big bites and eating too fast are two major ways to eat more than you need. And it’s so easy – but you knew that.
Yeah. I’ve been putting too much food in my mouth, and it hasn’t been pretty. I’m overeating, and feeling it. My tummy doesn’t feel all that comfortable when I’m done. I admit that I should have stopped sooner.
Why am I doing this? It’s not real clear. But, there’s a lot of stuff happening at work, and my time is getting even more crammed. I’m not taking the time to breathe.
It’s endlessly fascinating, the forms that stress takes, and the many ways that it comes out in my eating habits.
One more thing to watch.
And on another note, my walking buddy is out of commission. Poor little Maggie Louise ran off after a squirrel yesterday morning, and came back limping. I let her rest until I got back from work, but she greeted me at the door on three legs. Thank goodness the vet squeezed her in. The foot isn’t broken, just badly bruised. Hiking just isn’t the same without her.
Hold some good thoughts for Maggie. She looks so pathetic and sad!