Sometimes when you are overexposed to TV commercials advertising food causes you to rummage through your refrigerator or pantry for something to eat. Apparently reading mystery books based on cooking causes me to develop the same habit.
Lately I’ve been reading two mystery series where the main characters are cooks. So throughout the multiple books they talk about whipping up these gourmet meals while pondering whodunit. And the recipes are interposed throughout the book. Every time I put one of these books down, I want eat chocolate.
If you ever try losing weight, then you know the first thing you do is get rid of temptations. It is a real test of my willpower sometimes to not eat when I’m reading these two cooking mystery book series. However, I believe that you cannot go through life avoiding every temptation. And sometimes it actually inspires me to think more about how food also nourishes the soul. These days I wolf down food like there’s no tomorrow in between feedings and diaper changes (and we all know this is the first step of disconnecting food from hunger).
So let’s take today as the day that we will slow down our eating. Let’s savor our food and actually take more than 15 minutes to finish a meal. After all food feeds more than just our hunger.
Until next time and thanks for stopping by Small Steps to Health.
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