View Full Version : Eating Without Distraction Challenge
06-06-2007, 05:06 PM
For anybody who struggles with eating, be it over-eating, eating the wrong foods, chewing more, whatever, I think I've found a really good solution! I discovered eating without distraction. This means anytime you eat, JUST eat. No more eating while watching TV, or on the computer ( :o ), talking on the phone ( :confused: ), driving, or anything else. When you eat, you just eat. I have found this to be VERY helpful!!! You tend to be able to focus more on what you're eating and why you're eating it. It is easy to tell when you are full too. I think distractions distract us from making the best food decisions for our body and eating without distraction solves that.
I don't know, just a suggestion. Try it!!! It works for me :)
06-06-2007, 05:22 PM
That is incredibly good suggestion! Thank you! I intend to try it absolutely! Starting right now!
06-06-2007, 05:31 PM
Yes, excellent suggestion, I've used meditative eating to snap myself out of overeating cycles, combined with eating with my hands to totally immerse myself in the experience.:)
06-06-2007, 05:32 PM
Wow! That would be SOO difficult for me. I have NEVER eaten without distraction in my life. Well, besides if I were in a restaurant with others. I'm sure it'll help a lot though if I did. I eat in the car daily too. An apple or something on the way home. I should start though.
06-06-2007, 06:03 PM
Since going raw, I eat with even more distraction than when I did cooked. Itís probably because I donít put much prep work in my food (most of the time) anymore. When I cooked, meals were carefully prepared and I would sit at the table with candlelight. Now its blend and guzzle in front of the computer. :confused:
When I make a nice raw dish, I do take my time eating. I should do it (eat w/o distraction) more often.
06-06-2007, 07:07 PM
Oooh that would be soooo hard for me. I've never done it. It would be very difficult at work especially since I don't get a break for lunch. I mean to say I get lunch, but I have to eat with the kids because we don't have enough staff for us to get a leave the building lunch break, other wise we would have more kids than staff, and that would be bad. But it's something to try for the meals when I'm not at work!
06-07-2007, 03:48 AM
what you say it is so wise and so right!
I live alone, and I never eat without distractions, in a sense I think that distractions makes me feel less alone, so I end up eating and doing so many things at the same time. When I have friends for dinner, or I am out, I can eat with them and just enjoy better my food, and I notice that my digestion is much better and I do not mind eating my salad while all the others are having pizza, or pasta. I don't even crave this stuff, I am totally absorbed by my great raw salad. When I am on my own I crave cooked food a lot more ad it is easier to fall off the wagon because I don't pay attention to what I eat.
I am surely an emotional eater and I know I should do something about this distraction thing... :(
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