I believe there are addictive aspects to the whole fast food lifestyle. The mad dash to the drive-up window, eating the food in the car or at a desk, and eating as part of multi-tasking are all partof a mindset that keeps us Disconnected and not in the moment. It is this, more than the actual
food, which feeds our addiction.
No matter what you eat, try to give it your attention. Whether alone or with friends or family, take time to be in the moment, attend to your food and savor it, pay attention to who or what is around you, and slow down. If you are on a lunch break, go for a walk, then sit down and take inyour surroundings. If you have a car full of kids and are off to soccer practice, take 10 minutes to enjoy the food and each other’s company. Teach your children that Connecting with each other is what life is all about.