Chew-a-thon complete!

Hello everyone. No recipe today, sorry, as life is a little hectic around here at the moment… Thank goodness for chewing!!! Seriously, it has saved me this past week. How did you all find the chewing? Did you remember to chew most of the time? Sometimes? At the very end of each meal, or just for the first part? I’m so curious to hear. Ultimately the most important thing is that we all started to be more aware of how we are putting the food into our bodies. After that, it’s inevitable that the importance of what we feed ourselves will follow suit.

It might sound a little “granola” but it’s like taking the time to chew really allows you the opportunity to tap into some deeper things that are going on- both in your body and in the surrounding environment. I was more aware of, and in control of, my mood, my appetite, my sleep patterns and my digestion… just to name a few things. And all because of CHEWING! So freaking cool.

A happy surprise? By the end of the week my tall (and very fitted) riding boots zipped up like a breeze. No pulling, taunting, squeezing or swearing required. Thanks so much to Jessica Porter for thinking this chewathon up- it came at just the right time!! Have you followed her on twitter or FB yet? Do it. And make sure to leave your comments below for your last chance to enter to win her great new book, “The Milf Diet.”

See you later this week with the winner, and a recipe! And special thanks to Hubs for chewing along with me and for being such a great sport!

Karin - February 25, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Just observing my natural chewing habits, I found I instinctly want to swallow a little bit right at the beginning of my bite (after about 10 chews), then chew the rest about 30 times before I’m done. Not sure why.
I’m usually the last one finished eating at any table I sit down at, so I think I’ve been doing a pretty good job so far! I’m naturally a slow eater. But I’m much more aware of the early swallow now. Haha. Definitely trying to chew longer!

Csilla - February 25, 2013 - 5:23 pm

I also need sometimes to swallow a little at the beginning. It seems that if I focus on not swallowing, I can do it well usually, but not yet all the time.
I feel my digestion is better, I feel comfortable when I chew a lot. Maybe that’s the cause why I sleep better nowadays.
During chewing, I was thinking a lot. Usually not about daily tasks, but rather about nature, out relationship with the Earth, with each other, and things like that, maybe beacuse in the last days I read Ohsawa.
I liked to chew rice, millet, buckwheat, chickpeas and usually all the vegetables, and it was less easy with desserts, noodles and with red lentils.
Thanks for this chew-a-thon, this was a perfect start, I will continue to chew. My fiancé was chewing with me sometimes, it was really great to eat this way together :)
Thanks again :)

Ruxandra @ Gourmandelle - February 28, 2013 - 9:25 am

Hi Shauna! I just changed my diet to macrobiotic and I must say your website is an inspiration for me! I added your website to my favorite macro blogs



Shauna - March 3, 2013 - 9:40 pm

Hi Ruxandra, That’s so great! Thanks for the add and please keep in touch!!

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