truly pay attention to what I am putting in my mouth. Experience every part of it.
That may sound silly, but I've always been the one in the family that eats the fastest. The reasons for that are varied: first coming from a yo-yo diet background I have developed the mentality that I want to hurry and eat before I start feeling guilty and also, I've had stomach issues in the past (because of eating disorders) and I got used to food hurting me (upset stomach), so I would hurry up and enjoy it before it started to hurt.
Because of this, I have sort of lost the ability to really enjoy what I eat. The taste. The texture. The simple pleasure of just eating a meal.
This month, I'm going to focus on enjoy and experiencing what I eat. The crunch of an apple. The warm comfort of sipping some soup. The smell of cinnamon toast right before I bite into it.
I want the fun of food back!!
What about ya'll??? Anyone have any goals for themselves this month that will help you refashion your lifestyle and make this change permanent??