the everyday mindful eating blog

Mindful links - silence, when to eat breakfast, chopping as meditation

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Lucy, one half of the most excellent Honest Kitchen writes about all that chopping, the resentment we sometimes feel when faced with a huge pile of vegetables to chop before we can settle down with a healthy, balanced meal. So many good strategies in there from acceptance, loud music and chopping as a mindfulness practice.

The Guardian Word of Mouth Blog on Flexible Meal Times - Who says when it's OK to eat breakfast, on the pleasures and benefits of being flexible about what you eat when.  Breaking from the social norm of three meals a day with toast or cereal for breakfast can really support eating in tune with our appetite and bringing some nutritional balance to the day.

"it feels like a reprieve. I calm down, slow down and take a long time over every mouthful" A favourite part for me of a one-day mindfulness retreat is the companionable quiet of a shared, silent lunch. Many of workshop participants say that this is their favourite part of the day - time set aside just to eat, without phones, email, books or talk.  Another Guardian article, this time on the trend of artists and restaurants organising silent meals.