Are you tasting your food?
Seems like my entire life and am constantly thinking about food. However, when it's time to eat...I eat so fast I don't even really taste how delicious it is or often enjoy it.
Lately I have really been concentrating on eating at a slower pace. Some things that can slow down eating and beef up tasting are:
turn off TV (at least until you get used to tasting your food)
put fork down between bites
drink a sip of water between bites
and...'talk to your tastebuds.'
My good friend has her masters in nutrition and is a registered dietician too. She says to actually LET your tastebuds really taste the food & then you will enjoy meals and food more and slow down. I don't honestly think she meant to talk out loud with a group at the table. But - concentrate on how things taste on your tongue and taste buds. . She did say if you are alone if quite OK to say "Hmm, boy this these strawberries or chocolate etc really do taste good" (as you swish that food on your tongue). It will make meal time better.
Seems silly - but, it does make it better.
PS - if you can add some of the ways to slow a meal down - please do!