If you begin to make your meal time a sacred time for yourself it really makes a difference. If you sit down and really enjoy it, your body digests better, you take in more nutrients and you tend to eat less because your body actually gets a chance to process everything. When we are rushing through meals it really puts a stress response on the body and that's not the objective of eating. I love to have candles, music, and a beautiful setting. I always eat with chopsticks now and I even use my left hand (I'm right handed) which really slowed me down at first but like with anything, you get better at it. Now I'm better with my left hand. You've got to treat yourself great while you're here. I treat myself top of the line ;) It's meant to be fun and when you begin getting creative with your food then you find that you can make healthy food taste really good. The presentation makes all the difference pretty much with everything in life. Right?!
So here's to making your meal time fun! Treat yourself the best you possibly can while you're here. It's not a dress rehearsal.