1) Due to other choices (avoiding 2 hour commutes and getting up at 5 AM), I eat breakfast and lunch at my desk
2) Eating at my desk leads to mindless eating as I'm working while I eat.
What I want:
To mindfully eat most of the time and not worry about tracking, measuring, etc.
Hmm. What I want and what is my reality right now don't exactly mesh. And it's causing stress in my body and mind. A new way of doing is in order and I've decided on a compromise. I generally take my breakfast, lunch and snacks with me to work. I will continue to do that - except I will begin portion control. I will take just what I need with me. And after 30+ years of dieting, I actually do know what a real portion is. I will focus on the first and last bites of my breakfast and lunch - eating them mindfully. For my dinner, I will eat mindfully. The entire meal. I generally eat too much dinner. It's good. The dinner, I mean - not the eating too much. I will concentrate on gratitude for the food, enjoying the food and paying very close attention to my body. I'll strive for conscious decisions to stop eating when I am just full.
So - because I like bullet points, to wrap things up:
My New Way Of Doing
- Mindful first and last bites of portion controlled healthy breakfast and lunches
- Mindfulness throughout the entire dinner meal - with conscious decisions to stop eating when I am just full.