After feeling bleh from too many holiday treats, I decided today would be a perfect day, nutritionally speaking. I was encourage by cutting into an avocado for my green smoothie to find a perfectly ripe specimen. I’m taking my cue from a book I’m currently reading, called From Bagels to Buddha, by Judi Hollis, PhD. It’s all about mindfulness. Here’s my guidelines:
1. Eat (slow)er
2. Be grateful
3. Be present
4. Recognize and acknowledge my weaknesses, then
5. Avoid temptations.
6. Don’t rationalize “only one.” (see 4 above). I know that’s not something I can do.
7. Remember my body is a temple.
There is such a connection between mind and body and spirit. When I don’t eat well, I don’t feel good in my mind and spirit as well as my body. I remember hearing an anecdotal comment about President Spencer W. Kimball once that stuck with me: He would always leave a meal feeling slightly hungry.
Today I finished my lunch and left one bite still on my plate. It’s a start!