Relax.    Slow down.    Enjoy.     Attend.     Be Mindful.
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Mindful Silverware
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Try a meal using the rules stated here. How do these rules change your eating? Do they force you to pay more attention to your meal? Share your experiences.
Coming into
Balance and Harmony
With Food
Most eaters are shovelers.

We don't just use silverware to bring food to the mouth---we use it to shovel food in as fast as possible. The next time you're in a restaurant, look around and watch how others eat. Many will be loading up with a mouthful of food and, before they've even chewed a few times, they're getting another huge fork-full ready to load in on top of the food already in the mouth.

But just because we've learned early on to eat this way, it doesn't mean that we have to continue. It's possible to bring mindfulness to our meals, and we can use our silverware to help us!

Here's how to use your silverware to bring more mindfulness to your meals.

Some foods don't require silverware. These are the "finger foods": sandwiches, pizza, chips, fries, etc. But you can adapt the rules to work here. Simply put: place food in your mouth and return your hands to a rest position before you begin chewing. Only after the food is completely chewed and swallowed should you bring your hands to the next food item. The important thing here is to put the food down between each bite.
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