I have a delicious challenge for you today.
Chocolate meditation. Can you do it?
I’m a little bit obsessed with the concept of mindful eating. I’ve written about it on the blog. I’m certainly no picture of perfection but it is something I am, well, mindful of. Some days I eat while I watch a Ted Talk / online tutorial / listen to an audio book – especially when I’m working alone. It’s actually quite difficult to do nothing but appreciate your food during the time that you’re eating it.
The first thing I noticed when becoming a more mindful eater? I wasn’t as hungry and didn’t want as much food.. there was other stuff I ‘wanted’ more… Like getting stuff done. I found that really interesting and wasn’t any more hungry as a result.
When you do absolutely nothing other than eat chocolate (or whatever substance floats your boat for that matter) it is a blissful experience. You might be surprised to know it will mean that you also digest your food better and register satisfaction and fullness sooner, than if you were to be doing something else at the time.
So today, I want you to do this: Take 4 little squares of your favourite chocolate.
- Break off one piece.
- Sit somewhere quiet where you have ZERO distractions.
- Close your eyes and pop the square into your mouth.
- Eat the piece slowly. Chomp down on it once, then swirl it around and let it melt and coat your entire mouth.
- Pause and take a deep breath afterwards (with a smile on your face!) and repeat a further 3 times.
How was that?
I thought so… From now on, your chocolate deserves mindful eating practice, don’t you think?
Happy Low Tox Sunday!