I’ve got an interesting experiment for you this week:
Do a BODY SCAN as you are eating.
In the season of reconnecting with friends and family…it’s also a good idea to reconnect with your appetite.
We were all born with internal cues of hunger & fullness, but we have ignored them for so long that it will take some consistent practice reconnecting to them.
Body Scan to look/listen for subtle appetite cues as you eat, such as:
– you naturally take a pause
– you put your fork down
– you push back a little from the table
– you think the food stops tasting as good
– you feel a light pressure in your stomach
Once you notice one of these cues, pause for a second & say to yourself ”I’m satisfied now” and keep eating if you want. Just the act of acknowledging & listening is the first step to reconnecting.