2016 National Nutrition Month®: Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

When is the last time you really tasted your food? We live in such a fast paced society that we often eat our foods too quickly to really even taste or appreciate them. Here are a few tips to help you slow down and enjoy your food.

WHERE: Eat in “eating places” only. The desk, car, couch, recliner, and bedroom are not “eating places.” Limit yourself to eating seated at a table or in the kitchen only. This will make your choices more deliberate and reduce the chance you will overeat.

HOW LONG: Often times we have to resort to eating on the run, but if possible, plan your meals ahead of time and take a deliberate break to destress and enjoy the food you are eating. You will be less likely to overeat and make poor decisions.

DISTRACTIONS: Avoid eating in front of the TV, with your smart phone in your hand, or in front of the computer. Limiting distractions will help you eat more mindfully so you will be able to recognize fullness cues earlier.

– True Health Clinical Health Consultant Stacie Wheatley, MA, RD, LD

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