Monday, October 29, 2012

Taste your Food

Recently I read the book "Way of the Peaceful Warrior" and certain parts of the book really stuck with me.

The author/protagonist writes about how he inhales his food, and how he learned to slow himself down to really taste all the flavors in his mouth.

Now I know this is not a new concept, but for the first time, it really made sense to me.

During an insanely scrumptious meal I was inhaling, (like I've always done with all my meals), I paused and thought to myself..
"Wow I want to eat more, even though I'm getting full, I want to eat more!"
Then I thought to myself, "why?"
"I want to consume more of this food because it tastes so good, I want to taste more of it"

Then I realized, I can taste more of it if I just chewed it a few more times, instead of consuming more food.

For the "math geek" in me, I thought, I chew 3 times before ingesting.. If I chewed 6 times, then I would have doubled my amount of "taste" without consuming more food.

At your next meal, ask yourself if you're really hungry for more food, or are you not really tasting your food?

Happy tasting


  1. I'm so incredibly guilty of this, and I'm probably right with you on three chomps and down the hole average. I'll have to give this a try, but old habits are hard to break, and sometime lunch on the run will speed thing up artificially, anyway.

    1. I agree, I've tried many unsuccessful times to chew more.
      But this time actually stuck with me. And I'm sure not all meals, like I don't think I need to spend much time savoring some fast food, hehe.

      But during a good meal, I try to pause and really focus on letting all the flavors coat my whole mouth so I can taste more of it.

      Inhale deeply and chew :)