“Mealtime” used to mean sitting around the dinner table with family and friends enjoying meals for hours, laughing, relaxing, and carrying on in merriment. Is this what your life looks like? Or are you sucking down greasy burritos in the front seat of your car because you have something “more important” to do?
Respect your food and enjoy what you eat. Don’t polish off a bag of Doritos because you’re bored. Don’t suck down a stale, late-night Philly cheesesteak to “sober up.” And definitely don’t stuff a tub of melted ice cream down your gullet because your significant other just broke up with you. Those days are over.
It’s best to eat slowly and stop eating when you’re approximately 80% full, since it takes 20 minutes for your brain to receive the signal to stop eating. Make 30 minutes the minimum for lunch and dinner to limit spikes in blood glucose.
Food is fuel, and the ability to eat food is a luxury. Have high standards for what you put in your body. Look forward to what you eat, take your time, and make food a focus of your life.
When you eat natural, fresh, high-quality “Wild Diet” foods, you’ll want to take your time to savor it!
In the meantime, you can check out my adventure finding fat-burning foods at the airport!
Food is Good,
Abel James, Man with Legendary Appetite