If ever there was a doubt about signing up for Precision Nutrition, it is gone. This program is honestly amazing. Everyday I remain aware and concious of my goal. Does that mean I am doing it perfectly… nope. The key is that I am doing it. I am working towards my goals - and I will keep saying that.
The habit for the next two weeks is going to take some serious reflection.
Easier typed than done.
It is kinda crazy how tough it is to eat slowly. Staying conscious of every bite, for every meal is a big challenge. Breakfast is pretty easy for me, and lunch I am managing. I don't think I am 100% there with every bite, but I am good at putting my fork down or at least letting something on my desk distract me between bites. After work though, it is like another woman takes over. I just lose all senses and want to eat crap without paying attention. I think I will try to solve that problem by cooking better meals and eating at my dinner table. Solving my after-work craziness is situation I need to let ruminate in my mind. Solutions to come.
This habit takes me back to the time when I participated in a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program based on the book Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn. It was eight weeks of meditation, yoga, and deep connection that culminated in a full day Mindfulness Retreat. My mind is so far off from that level of concentration since losing touch with my meditation practice. Maybe connecting to the habit of eating slowly will seep into other areas of my life so I can be more mindful in general.
Slowing down can be a good thing.