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Mindful Eating Through Chopsticks

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ChopsticksPeople have been eating mindfully since religions started dietary restrictions. Katherine Pioli, writing for Catalyst, figured out that eating with chopsticks helped her achieve a higher level of mindful eating. For almost a year Pioli ate every meal using chopsticks, an exercise that forced her to slow down and think about every bite. “Sometimes I would focus my thoughts on where the food on my plate had come from, the soil and the rain that had fed it,” Pioli writes. “At other times, I kept my awareness on my chewing, my breath and the movement of my hands transferring the food from plate to mouth.”

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