My Enlightened Delights


To enjoy good health,
to bring true happiness to one’s family,
to bring peace to all,
one must first discipline and control one’s own mind.
If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment,
and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
— Buddha

The Mindful Diet Days 45-46

Week 7: Reinforce Mindful Eating

Days 45–46: Take three big, grateful breaths before a meal.

And before any snacks, even if it’s a handful of chips or a leftover croissant from your breakfast meeting, says Kay. “Simply breathing mindfully immediately inspires you to be more present, which prompts you to be more intentional about the food choices you’re making.”

Today and tomorrow we will reinforce another mindful eating tactic. Much like breathing within meditation, focusing on our breathing during a meal can help us to be more aware of our food choices. Think of these three breaths as a reset: setting the stage for our food to take the lead. Something to contemplate on during this three big, grateful breaths is a phrase I often repeat: "every time we eat we are either feeding or fighting our disease." Like week one, we must ask ourselves how this particular food aligns with our goals; will it help us or hurt us? After those three big, grateful breaths you may not even want that handful of chips or leftover croissant anymore. 




Jordyn Koedyker