Did you know eating sustainably for your own health and the health of the planet is a key tenant of mindful eating?
One way our community is encouraging mindful eating is by setting up a corner in their workplace. The Harvard School of Public Health recently decided to establish "The Mindful Eating Corner," which is a table in Sebastian's Cafe that offers a space for people to unwind and truly experience their food through a “do-it-yourself” mindful eating experience. To assist participants with self-guidance, table tents with a few directions (put away your phone/other distractions, minimize talking, smell and taste your food, etc.) will be available on the table. Try this in your office or School!
7 Habits of a Mindful Eater
- Honor the food—when you eat, only eat
- Engage all six senses
- Serve in modest portions—to enjoy quality, not quantity
- Savor small bites, and chew thoroughly—to help digestion and taste
- Eat slowly—to avoid overeating and to let yourself feel satisfied
- Don't skip meals—to avoid low blood sugar
- Eat a plant-based diet—for your own health and for the health of the planet
A few "do-it-yourself" tips:
- Smile to anyone else joining the tables
- Disconnect—put all of your devices away or in the center of the table
- Refrain from talking throughout the meal
- Consider the 7 habits of a Mindful Eater
- Focus on your food, enjoy it, eat slowly and thoughtfully
- Think of all the elements it took to make this meal possible
- Express your gratitude
At the Harvard School of Public Health, the table is available in the back corner of Sebastian’s seating area.