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Sample Mindful Eating Exercise (22)

The next time you eat, select one food to pay attention to. This exercise is more effective if it is a food without a lot of complex flavors.
• Notice the taste of the food in the first bite.
• Then, take another bite. How does the taste change as you continue to chew? Is your enjoyment going up, down, or staying the same? At what point does the flavor begin to decrease?
• Continue to eat and notice how the taste continues to change. Tune in to the changing flavor.