Today’s post is a quickie, but a goodie.
This tip was one of the first I used to begin healing my relationship with food. My relationship ith desserts to be exact!
The Law of First Bites
How many times have you ordered dessert at a restaurant, taken your first bite (OMG! It’s so good!) but about half way through, the richness... it’s getting to you. But, you ordered it (and you were good all week!), so you just keep going, despite it not tasting all that fab anymore.
Or when you order a pizza on a Friday night. The first slice hits the spot. But, as you work your way around the pie, it isn’t doing it for you anymore. But, you barely notice as… you just keep eating.
The law of first bites: every bite should taste as good as the first.
Yup, it’s that easy.
Once the food stops tasting as good as the first bite, stop.
Move on to the next.
Wrap it up, toss it, whatever you feel you should do.
Still hungry? Eat something else!
This method isn't meant to restrict you, but to teach you to slow down and tune into what's palatable and how you feel.
The effects of this particular law will help you on a number of fronts:
- You’ll eat slower, instead of going to town on whatever is in front of you.
- By getting curious about how something actually tastes, you’ll be more mindful about your body’s satiety signals.
- You’ll start to experience true flavor distinction.
- You’ll learn that you can wrap something up and take it home. Talk about abundance! Maybe tomorrow that first bite will taste AMAZING, just like it did today.
I love this tool (I first learned about it from Neghar Fonooni).
I know it will help you as you begin your own journey, especially with the abundance of desserts that are coming your way this week!
Remember, as soon as it doesn’t taste as good as that first bite, move on.
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