22
Apr
14

Seeing Yourself Eat

Khalili Center - See Yourself Eat

 

What do you look like when you eat?

What would you see if you watched yourself eat?

This is a great exercise for weight loss surgery patients and non-weight loss surgery patients alike!

 

Circle the words below that would describe you.
(Spaces at the bottom are for you to add words that might be missing from this list!)

PoisedRushedHealthyGracefulHarriedCentered

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UnskillfulMessyGluttonousRigidCarelessPeaceful

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HappyThoughtlessWastefulSloppyDistractedCalm

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ContentAttentiveNeatLazyFocusedEngaged

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Actions

• During the meal, pretend that there is a mirror across from you, showing you what you look like as an eater.

• What would you like to see during the meal?
• What could you do to make that image have as much grace and dignity as possible?

 

Some things to think about

• How do you sit?
• How many bites a minute do you take?
• Is your attention on your food, or other people’s food?
• How big are the bites that you take?
• Do you put food in your mouth while you are still chewing some food already in there?
• How much food is on your plate? Do you have a plate?
• What size is your portion?
• Are you poised and dignified while eating?

The next time you‘re at a restaurant, take a moment and observe people around you eating. Then and always, do a self-check, by observation instead of judgment, and ask, how are you eating?

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