Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 23- Savoring Food

"He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton,
he who does not cannot be otherwise."

- Henry David Thoreau

I am married to a classically trained chef. My dates with him are long dining dates 2-3 hours where we go to some place new where we can dine on our food and really savor the flavors, appreciate the artistic presentation of the food and really slow down to truly enjoy what is in front of us. (And the company of course!)

So the 100 days of Weigh Loss (Spangle) has reminded me that I know how to savor. I know how to use all of my senses and really enjoy what I am eating.  I have to be more mindful instead of mindless when it comes to eating my food. I was even thinking about taking off the shelf some of my husband's old favorites and reading them to remind me to savor my food-

The Art of Eating by MK Fischer
Gastronomical Me by MK Fischer
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
Back issues of SAUVER

When you eat and savor your food you feel so satisfied. It is the most incredibly self-nurturing act that you can give yourself.  The gift of savoring what nurtures your body and mind.  I can't tell you how good it feels to go from mindless to mindful eating. 

Remember-

YOU CAN DO IT!
JUST FOR ONE MORE DAY!
STAY STRONG!


Always,
Mer

2 comments:

A New Dawn For Me said...

I totally agree here. I am learning to savour my food after many years of just pushing it in. I'm sure there wouldnt be so many poor choices made if I had savoured food and thought ...do I really want this and am I really enjoying this.
A great post
Dawn

Mer and Mo said...

I love that you say your husband is classically trained, because he really is. When I am the audience, to his many kitchen creations, he just flows without a stumble, like a watching a symphony performance at its best. Glad that you have learned from him to savor and enjoy the meal! Enjoy the bites and enjoy the moments - stay strong!! MO