The apple eating game

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One person reads the instructions listed below while the player completes the task. This game is yummy, fun, funny (especially when you are many players) and it helps you to learn how to eat in a healthy way.

Eat, Chew and Enjoy your apple slices.

1. Take one bite of an apple slice and then close your eyes. Do not begin chewing yet.

2. Try not to pay attention to the ideas running through your mind, just focus on the apple. Notice anything that comes to mind about taste, texture, temperature and sensation going on in your mouth.

3. Begin chewing now. Chew slowly, just noticing what it feels like. It's normal that your mind will want to wander off. If you notice you're paying more attention to your thinking than to the chewing, just let go of the thought for the moment and come back to the chewing. Notice each tiny movement of your jaw.

4. In these moments you may find yourself wanting to swallow the apple. See if you can stay present and notice the subtle transition from chewing to swallowing.

5. As you prepare to swallow the apple, try to follow it moving toward the back of your tongue and into your throat. Swallow the apple, following it until you can no longer feel any sensation of the food remaining.

6. Take a deep breath and exhale.

For more mindful eating tips visit Mental Monday by my friend LLnL


Anonymous said...

lol, imagine yourself eating a slice while all your friends are watching and mocking. I'll have to try this

LLnL said...

Thank you. That's so sweet.

"...while all your friends are watching and mocking..." LOL

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