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"We should first enjoy the sight and aroma of the food and feel gratitude. Then, as we put the food in our mouth, it is good to close our eyes to help us concentrate our attention - on the taste of the food and to shut out all distractions."
   

Self-mastery through Attentive Eating
INTRODUCTION
Of all the subjects in existence, it is my considered opinion, after deep reflection, that what I am about to write in this booklet is perhaps THE most important subject. A subject which can radically change a person's life in all of its aspects - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. - Attentive eating.

It seems strange to think that the manner in which one eats, the "how", can have such an important influence in one's life.
Once I grasped the "big idea", I tested it thoroughly in my own life and then recommended it to more than dozen patients and friends to compare its effects. Two of them were professional psychotherapists and they both were profoundly impressed and fascinated with. the results.

The utter simplicity of the technique caused many people to refuse to even believe that it could lead to important changes, resulting in the refusal to even try the method.

While the method is so simple in its essence, that even all of the lowliest creatures practice it instinctively, yet, man is so conditioned in his habits, that he has to unlearn his present method of eating and relearn what he once knew thousands of years ago.

Even if a person refuses to change his diet to higher quality foods and insists on remaining with his present conventional diet, still, he will experience profound changes in all aspects of his life by applying the technique to his or her life.
So let us not delay any further - let us penetrate this mystery.

ANIMALS EAT WITH FULL ATTENTION
The basic needs and instincts of all living creatures are air, water and food, clothing and shelter - with food as the most basic. All life everywhere knows its needs in food to survive and every creature on this earth knows how to eat. It is an inborn instinct which does not need to be learned and it is present from the moment of birth onward - in one-celled life forms (amoeba) up to the largest animal forms in existence.

All of these living creatures, eat in the same manner. They eat with full attention, chew their foods as much as is necessary for the species and are fully absorbed in the taste of the food while they are eating it. When the sensual enjoyment of the taste begins to recede and disappear, they stop eating and walk away from the food fully content.

This enjoyment of the food, closely interlocked with the taste of the food, is how the bodily instinct guides the animal to cease eating when the body's needs are fully provided for. All living creatures have been faithfully guided by this sense of taste instinct since the beginning of time and there has never been a problem with it.
Why no problem? - Because they all eat the same way - with full attention, totally immersed in the taste of the food, even closing their eyes to avoid distraction, and ceasing when the sense of taste begins to lose its enjoyment. Even all little insects eat with total attention.


WHY SUCH DIFFICULTY?
Then why do humans have such difficulty in eating, in knowing when to eat and when to stop?
There are several reasons.
  • First, people eat according to the clock, approximately 3 meals a day with inbetween meal snacks and rarely when truly hungry.
  • Secondly, they eat foods which have spices, sugar and salt added which stimulate them to overeat more than the body requires.
  • And lastly, because they have minds and enjoy mental stimulation, they eat with a divided attention - while reading a newspaper, or watching TV. Or conversing with someone.
    In this booklet, we are going to concern ourselves almost exclusively with the last consideration - that of a divided attention.

DIVIDED ATTENTION
When the attention is divided, say for example, watching TV while eating, emotions and feelings are aroused which conflict with the ideal digestive atmosphere.
This inhibits gastric and digestive secretions needed to digest the food optimally.
The great sensual enjoyment of eating, which is so basically important to the body and emotions necessary to inner happiness, is largely bypassed, because the attention is on something different than the taste of the food.

The result is that - since the taste enjoyment is largely reduced or eliminated, the body is unable to signal the eater when to stop. So the person eats, mechanically stuffs himself and stops only when the discomfort of the distended stomach signals its protest….

Eating without awareness or attention - invariably leads to overeating and dismissing the important role of the taste of the food in directing us to stop eating when we have had enough to satisfy the body's needs.


FOOD AS SEX
The instinct of eating is so basic, so much more frequent and urgent than the instinct of reproduction (sex), that the sensual enjoyment of food easily replaces the urge for sex.
This probably explains why bingeing in eating so frequently replaces the frustration of loneliness, when companionship of the opposite sex is lacking.


FOOD AS DRUG
It is a known fact that stuffing oneself with food causes most of the blood to leave the brain and enter the stomach area to digest the food. This dulls and drugs the mind and effectively shuts off the thinking process, acts as an emotional anesthesia, effectively allowing us to escape from thoughts and feelings of inferiority, sorrow, loneliness, regret, boredom, guilt pressure, fear, low self-esteem, self-hatred, etc.

Unfortunately, using food as an escape mechanism from emotional problems only drives the problems in the unconscious mind temporarily.
Suppressing these problems causes them to burst forth into the consciousness with increased force, demanding attention from the conscious mind until they are properly dealt with.

They can be released and eliminated by facing them squarely with full attention and being willing to feel them totally without attempting to escape the pain involved. Often within minutes, they begin to weaken and dissipate in intensity.
Persistence, courage and repetition lead to success and freedom.


HOW TO ENHANCE THE ENJOYMENT
To return to our main topic. ----
Now, since the sensual enjoyment of food is the key factor that Nature uses in enticing all living creatures to seek food for its bodily needs, it is important that we direct our attention to methods of enhancing our enjoyment of food to its highest peak. Let us take a look at some of the psychological implications connected to eating.

To begin with, we should eat only when hungry. This insures our maximum enjoyment and relish of the food. We should first enjoy the sight and aroma of the food and feel gratitude. Then, as we put the food in our mouth, it is good to close our eyes to help us concentrate our attention - on the taste of the food and to shut out all distractions.

Be total in eating with no other thinking. Do not read while eating, or listen to TV or converse with anyone. To do so will withdraw most of your attention from the sensual enjoyment of the food. The attention is drawn to the emotions if you are watching TV, - to the intellect, memory and reason if you are talking or reading. When eating you should be totally immersed - - - - in the taste of the food. Nothing else should exist for you at this moment but the taste and enjoyment of the food.

It should be chewed thoroughly, till every last bit of taste is extracted before being swallowed in a liquified form.


SATISFIED WITH 50% LESS
I repeat --
Nothing else should exist for you at this moment but for you to be totally lost and dissolved in - the taste of the food. You will be so thoroughly satisfied with a much smaller amount of food that you will be content to stop eating long before you feel any distension in the stomach. When I began to eat with total attention, I stopped totally satisfied with 50 to 40 % less than the amount I used to eat before, and with much greater contentment.

If you eat unconsciously, without awareness, you will invariably eat too much because you don't know what you're doing. You stopped only when your stomach felt distended, or even bloated.
Now, eating with attention, you hardly even feel your stomach. It becomes difficult to overeat. ...


CONTENTMENT AND BLISS
You are able to leave the table feeling such profound contentment and bliss that it carries over into your emotions for hours after eating. You will find your disposition to be one of great contentment, peace and kindness when talking to others. You will find yourself happy for almost no special reason you can think of. You will not find yourself impelled or driven into social relationships due to a feeling of emptiness, because your intense sensual enjoyment of your food has brought you into a state of utter tranquility.

Since you have not overeaten, you do not feel sleepy and your mind feels fresh and capable of thought and work, if necessary. Your sleep is more restful, dreams are more pleasant, Your personality will change drastically.
Since you are in a state of utter contentment, you will radiate your feelings outwardly in expressions of kindness and love - rather than in impatience, irritability, sarcasm as previously, before you changed your eating habits.


NO EXAGGERATION
I am sure that the reader at this moment feels that all this is pure exaggeration. It doesn't seem possible that such a simple act could lead to such a revolutionary change in all your feelings and behavior. Yet, I must insist that not only is there no exaggeration, but rather, I am trying to hold back and understate my expressions of the wonderful and profound effects of this very simple practice.

It is a fact that the less you eat, the longer you live, the slower you age, and the more energy is available for physical and mental work. ...

Stanley S. Bass (read full article in "Overcoming Compulsive Habits")

continued in the book "Overcoming Compulsive Habits" ...



Why is it so important to be able to control ones eating?
Because eating/digestion is a great energy-robber, and healing is done in proportion to available energy. Like this: the less (and more nutritious) food - the more energy - the faster recovery - the better health!


Read
New Concepts in Nutrition, Health and Rapid Healing of Illness - Part II - "All healing and regeneration is in ratio to the amount of energy which is available - the more energy, the more detoxicating healing, the less energy available, the less the improvement."

Also read Energy - How Acquired and Lost in the Body - about how eating is connected to immediate loss of energy - and the 4 points for getting more energy (mainly correct eating, and enough sleep).

Also read The Causes of Addiction to Habits - The Stimulation-Depression Mechanism - about how energy lows due to stimulants (coffee, sugar, alcohol, ...) cause addictive behavior.
 
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SUPERIOR HEALTH

My First Water Fast
I was startled by the statement that all colds, fevers and influenzas were nature's attempt to free the body of disease. I devised an experiment to test this - click here
Fruit - Friend or Foe?
He lived on nothing but grapes - By the 32nd day, his gum was bleeding - one of his teeth fell out. He exclaimed: My God, I am detoxicating my teeth - click here
Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet
This initial letdown lasts about ten days, and is followed by an increase of strength, a feeling of diminishing stress and greater well-being. - click here
How Diseases are Cured
Dr. Shelton: - It is high time to learn about the causes of disease and of the "complications" that so frequently develop under regular care - click here
The Time-factor in Recovery
Dr. Shelton: - Why do we expect to get well in a hurry of a condition that requires a life-time for its development? - click here
Sequential Eating
Any quick digesting foods must wait till the slowest digesting foods leave the stomach - a process which can take up to 6 or 8 hours. - click here
How Important is Diagnosis?
Once the truth of how to live is understood, the process of illness can be reversed more or less painlessly by intelligent living - click here
How to Live 100 Years
If you follow a minimal diet you can achieve super nutrition. Let's look at Luigi Cornaro, who at age 35 was weak, sick, and dying - click here

EMOTIONS & ENERGY

How to Solve Problems
The following method, ancient in its origin, has been practiced by several civilizations dating back for thousands of years. - click here
Causes of Addiction to Habits
The key which unlocks the mystery of why most habits are difficult to break lies in the understanding of the stimulation and depression mechanism. - click here
How to Overcome Temptations
The very moment an undesirable craving has entered your consciousness, DON'T struggle with it. Absolutely REFUSE to consider its existence - click here
Attentive Eating
A subject which can radically change a person's life in all of its aspects - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. - Attentive eating. - click here
Energy in the Body
The lift we get from drinking coffee, or the expression of strong emotions - is the expenditure of energy, not its accumulation - click here
Energy, Feeling and Thought
The person who feels depressed or negative most of the time is low on the energy level scale and needs to increase rest and sleep - click here
The Energy Principle in Healing - New Concepts
All healing and regeneration is in ratio to the amount of energy which is available - the more energy, the more detoxicating healing - click here

SUPER NUTRITION

Three Generations of Hygienists
These children, the skeletal development wasn't right, the dental arches were not well-formed, teeth came in crowded - click here
In Search of the Ultimate Diet
I put a group of mice on a fruitarian diet. But they didn't seem to be eating very much fruit, and they certainly weren't crazy about it - click here
The Ideal 100% Raw Diet
My aim here was to try to find a diet of 100% raw foods that mice and equally humans could live on, with all the factors needed for excellent health - click here
Vegetarian Diet & Food Plan
Dr. Cursio: - it represents more than 55 years of this brilliant nutritionist's experience as one of the greatest teachers in the field of Natural Hygiene - click here
Vegan rats die early & have low energy
When the vegetarian male died it was 22.8 months old. The omnivorous male had accomplished the same amount of work when it was but 6.9 months old. click here

SUPER NUTRITION - NON-VEGETARIAN

Primitive Man - His Diet and Health
The duration of life is long, the people being yet strong and vigorous as they pass the three score and ten mark, and living in many cases beyond a century. click here
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Adventures in Diet
I have lived in the Arctic for more than five years exclusively on meat and water ... I tried the rotten fish one day, and liked it better than my first taste of Camembert. During the next weeks I became fond of rotten fish. click here
Aajonus: Primitive Diet Example
After 12 years eating raw meat and never having had any more than a little diarrhea, I learned to relax and not fear raw foodborne bacteria and parasites. click here
Dr. Shelton: How Much Protein?
There is a delicate balance between carbohydrates and proteins, to which we have to conform - disease and degeneration resulting from failure to conform. click here
Drs. Eades: High-Carbohydrate Problems
An anthropologist examining skeletal remains of early man can tell immediately whether the bones and teeth belonged to a hunter-gatherer (mainly protein eater) or a farmer (mainly carbohydrate eater)..." click here
Dr. Rosedale: Insulin's Metabolic Effects
The actual rate of aging can be modulated by insulin... We should be living to be 130, 140 years old routinely. click here  
Insulin's Crucial Role: insulin article 2   What is mTor? insulin article 3
Cancer & The Warburg Effect
The theory is simple: If most aggressive cancers rely on the fermentation of sugar for growing and dividing, then take away the sugar and they should stop spreading. click here
Swami Narayanananda: Food And Drink
Many sects and people have very crude ideas about food and drink. In India, some narrow-minded and bigoted people have much hatred for non-vegetarian diet. click here

SPIRITUALITY

The Ten Health Commandments
Thou shalt lift thyself up through obedience to all of Nature's laws, and help thy brother to attain the same. click here
The Truth Behind All Religion
God is not punishing us with illness and disease. Our suffering is due to our ignorance of food's relation to health and happiness. click here
Practicing with Certainty
People who are told they have emotional problems are suffering from thinking problems. Their emotions are working fine. click here
Vivekananda: Man's True Spiritual Nature
Let positive, strong, helpful thought enter into their brains from very childhood. Lay yourselves open to these thoughts, and not to weakening and paralysing ones. click here

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HOW YOU CAN USE THE ARTICLES:

If you are sick, read:
How Diseases are Cured
The Time-factor in Recovery
How Important is Diagnosis?
How to Live 100 Years
What Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet
My First Water Fast

If you have a hard time changing habits, read:
Causes of Addiction to Habits
The Power of Habit Explained
How to Overcome Temptations

If you are suffering from depression or low energy, read:
Energy, Feeling and Thought
Energy in the Body

If you are trying to overcome an addiction, read:
Causes of Addiction to Habits
The Power of Habit Explained
How to Overcome Temptations
Energy, Feeling and Thought

If you are trying to lose weight, read:
(about low-carb + raw diets as the correct strategy:)

The High-Carbohydrate Diet and Related Health Problems
Insulin's Metabolic Effects (Why eat less carbohydrates?)
How much weight-loss on raw juices vs. fasting?
Preventing Cellulite - the Diet Solution
(about overcoming the physical 'sugar' craving:)
Causes of Addiction to Habits
What Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet
(about the emotional battle:)
Attentive Eating
How to Overcome Temptations
Energy, Feeling and Thought

If you don't want to change your diet, but still become healthier, read:
Sequential Eating
How to Live 100 Years
Energy, Feeling and Thought
Energy in the Body

If you are looking for the ultimate vegetarian diet,
- or have been damaged by veganism - read:

With Three Generations of Vegetarian Hygienists
In Search of the Ultimate Vegetarian Diet
Fruit - Friend or Foe?
The Ideal 100% Raw Diet
Natural Hygiene Vegetarian Diet & Food Plan
Sequential Eating
What Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet

If you are looking for a non-vegetarian diet that will give superior health:
Primitive Man - His Diet and Health
The High-Carbohydrate Diet and Related Health Problems
Insulin's Metabolic Effects (Why eat less carbohydrates?)
New Concepts in Nutrition, Health and Rapid Healing of Illness
Primitive Diet Example
Sequential Eating
What Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet

If you expect or have children, read:
Birth Defects can be Avoided!
What You do when You Vaccinate
How Diseases are Cured

If you want a better sex-life, read:
Energy-Karezza - fascinating & powerful sex
Enjoying Superior Sex Your Entire Life - radio interview
Energy-Karezza book excerpt

If you are new to Natural Hygiene, read:
How Diseases are Cured
The Time-factor in Recovery
How Important is Diagnosis?
My First Water Fast
New Concepts in Nutrition, Health and Rapid Healing of Illness




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