Learn to Truly Appreciate Food by Engaging Your Senses

February 4, 2015 7:13 PM

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Learn to Truly Appreciate Food by Engaging Your Senses

It's February, and you're likely fatigued from all the New Year's resolution talk. So instead of putting more focus on deprivation and lofty goal setting, why not take the opportunity to stop, breathe and celebrate? It's so easy to get caught up in the "shoulds" that you may forget to glorify the little things that make your life rich on a day-to-day basis. For many, food evokes a negative response -- when in fact it's a positive and crucial part of our lives. You can change your relationship with food, and it starts with appreciation and choosing to be present. Slow down and engage all of your senses the next time you shop for, cook or eat a meal, and the result will be a transcendent, extraordinary experience.

The first step in engaging your senses is taking time to experience the moment. Once you find the space to breathe and be present, you'll be amazed at the joy your food has to offer you. When you engage all your senses, the brain releases feel-good chemicals, which elevate your mood and evoke feelin...

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