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How To Practice Mindful Eating

Watch more Healthy Eating videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Practice mindful eating with these tips on slowing down your meals and paying attention to what you eat. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Remove distractions Remove distractions. Turn off the TV or computer and put away reading materials or paperwork. Tip If practicing mindful eating with others, enhance the experience by sitting together in silence. Step 2: Sit Sit in a comfortable position. Step 3: Examine the orange Examine the orange you are about to eat. Notice how it feels in your hand. Study the curves and notches on its skin. Tip These steps can be applied to any meal by attentively considering each bite of food. Step 4: Consider the orange Consider how the orange connects you to the world around you -- the place it was grown, the person who picked it, the sun and water that helped it grow. Step 5: Peel the orange Peel the orange slowly, paying attention to the sound the peel makes as you tear it and to the smell of citrus released. Step 6: Taste the orange Place a piece of orange in your mouth and chew it deliberately. Notice the flavor that bursts forth as you bite down. Step 7: Pay attention to how you feel Pay attention to your feelings as you eat the orange. Happy, sad, tired, or otherwise -- don't judge these emotions as good or bad, just as what exist at the moment. Step 8: Repeat these steps Continue to give the full attention of your mind and your senses to each piece of orange you eat. Did You Know? It requires 100 times the amount of water to produce a pound of meat as it does a pound of wheat.
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