Savor the Flavor


You’re a busy girl. You have class all day, friends in crisis, a job (or two) and maybe an internship to boot. So who’s got time to sit and eat?

You do.

At least, you will when you realize that it may help stave off that “freshman 15” (which can be more frightening than the plague and a midterm exam combined). Taking more time to enjoy meals can actually help you lose weight. So, become a mindful eater:

Think about why you are eating: If your answer is, “because chocolate won’t dump me” as tears roll down your face, it might be better to back away from your 20th fun-size Hershey bar.

Pick nourishing food that is not only tasty, but healthy, too. This doesn’t include pizza and beer. Sorry.

Be aware of your surroundings while you eat: Take the time to gather the smells and textures of your food, and the location in which you eat it. By incorporating all your senses, you are less likely to gorge unnecessarily.

Think of why or when you chose the food. Late at night while cramming may not be the best time to eat a bag of chips and a pint of ice cream.

It’s that simple. Once you take a little time to enjoy your food, take a little time to enjoy that svelte college hottie in the mirror.


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