As comfortably as I can, trying my best not to disgust others by chewing loudly, chewing with an open mouth or talking with food in my mouth; this is how I will eat. Making noises while I chew my food makes me sound like animal. Leaving my mouth open when I chew food doesn’t really look pretty and talking with food in my mouth is the perfect way to cause particles of food to fall unto other people’s faces or their plates and can even cause me to choke. I’ll try my best to observe etiquette. I won’t use cutlery when I’m supposed to eat with my hands and I won’t use my hands when I’m supposed to use tableware. I’ll put the right amount of food into my mouth; chew as many times as I can before swallowing in order to ease digestive work for my stomach. I will always have water when I eat and I will drink by sipping according to the demands of my thirst buds and no matter how thirsty I get I will never gulp my water. Instead, I’ll sip it slowly, enjoying every second that this precious liquid spends in my mouth as it travels into my system and thanking God for it. As I drink water I will think about how wonderful water is, and how useful it is in our lives in a variety of ways. I will never absent-mindedly consume food or water without meditating on how wonderful and magical their effects are to my body. I will learn to listen to the voice of my stomach, that first feeling of warmth and extra energy that comes to me whenever I’ve eaten just enough to satisfy my hunger and nourish my body. I will stop eating at this stage and no matter how delicious the food is or how small what is left on my plate is, I won’t attempt to take another bite. Instead, I will thank God again for the food and particularly for the will power to stop eating immediately my stomach tells me to. I will be proud of myself for this achievement because I know how hard it is for many people with eating disorders to stop until their plate is completely empty. I know I won’t gain extra weight from this habit but that I will look as fit as ever. Finally, I will never:
-Refuse to eat when I am hungry because I want to lose weight.
-Finish eating, go to the bathroom and put my finger down my throat to throw up so that I can eat more.
-Continue eating after my stomach tells me it’s full.
What about you?
Causes Ernest Yungsi Supports