Eating Mindfully

Hello everyone:

Since we are getting ready for a New Year,  here are some ideas for the suddenly single individual.

When you are alone, it is easy to fall into the habit of eating meals at your kitchen counter or in front of the television. Instead, why not make a New Year’s Resolution to make a point of sitting at your dining room or kitchen table, with a fully-set place setting?

Put your silverware, napkin, glass, and plate at your place and make a point of focusing on what you are eating as you partake of a meal. A suddenly-single friend told me that you will find yourself eating less than you would if you eat with the intention of just eating. She calls it “mindful eating.”

As you begin this new habit, remember that each day is a gift. We are not promised any tomorrows, so let’s make the best of today.

Happy New Year!

Dr. Sheri

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