Posted by: barbaraneill | August 6, 2016

How to enjoy chocolate more by eating less!

Most of us like chocolate. I don’t think many would dispute that. When you decide to treat yourself to a bar of chocolate, do you tend to eat the whole bar in a short time? And does it go a bit like this?
First piece; mmm delicious!
Second piece; pretty good too.
Third piece; not as good as the first, but still nice.
Might as well have another piece, and another…
There’s only a little bit left. May as well finish the bar, so the wrapper can be thrown away.
If that sounds familiar, and I suspect it might, you are definitely not alone. But when you stop to think about it, how much of that bar of chocolate do you actually enjoy? I mean really enjoy. The first three pieces maybe? It seems likely that most of that bar of chocolate is eaten out of habit, especially if you happen to be doing something else at the same time; watching TV, reading, maybe.
What if you were to focus only on the chocolate you are eating? So, no distractions, just the enjoyment and appreciation of that chocolate. What if you were to give it your full attention? Then, as your enjoyment of that chocolate begins to diminish, stop eating it. Put the rest of the bar away for later. It’s not rocket science but it is very, very effective in helping you to enjoy chocolate more by eating less!
The next Conscious Eating; Mindful Meals event will be on 8th September at Fortify Café, Maidstone. More details here
Or if you’d like to experience Conscious Eating; Mindful Meals in your own home, you can now buy the mp3 download here

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