Recently during dinner, I stopped eating for a moment and put down my fork. My 4-year-old son looked at me surprised and asked, "Why'd you do that, Mama?"
I wasn't sure what he was talking about. "Why'd I do what?"
"Why'd you stop eating?"
Good Lord, had the child never seen me take a break while I was eating? This got me thinking, do I ever take a break while eating? Over the next few days I paid attention. The answer was NO! I eat very, very fast!
I've read things about losing weight and how you should put your fork down between bites, or how you should eat slowly because it takes 20 minutes for your brain to register you've eaten. Apparently, I've never taken it to heart. But this week, I'm vowing to eat more slowly, and savor my meals. My son may look at me weird, but I think it may help as I try to keep from snacking so much this week. Is anyone out there a "slow eater"? Has is helped with your weight loss goals?