There is quite an industry around the art of eating mindfully.
There are books and websites and tapes. They tout the benefits for health and wellness, weight loss, and spirit. A Google search for “mindful eating” provides almost 700,000 hits.
In general, they give advice on how to:
Concentrate on each bite
Concentrate on taste
Shift out of autopilot eating
Pay attention to the sensations the food is providing you
although each book, site, or guru puts a slightly different spin on it.
But I have never seen the tip I am about to share with you for mindful eating. It’s healthy, automatic, and has never failed to provide me with the benefits listed in bold above.
Tip: Add one or two diced habanero peppers to your dish.
I have used this with great success in my lentil soup experiments. Mindful eating guaranteed.