2. Before eating, bless the food or give thanks for it in your mind.
Food nourishes and sustains life. A blessing, prayer, or thought of gratitude before a meal – aloud or inwardly – helps to pay tribute to food and other gifts in life. In addition, this is a great opportunity to slow down and establish contact with those who are sitting next to you at the same table. In moments like this, the mind becomes quiet as attention shifts to food and gratitude.
3. Eat only when you are hungry
Ironically, this is one of the most important components of a healthy diet. When you are hungry, the digestive fire, or Agni, burns hotter. This is why the belly can gurgle. It indicates that the body needs food. When Agni burns brightly, the digestive process is efficient. If you eat without feeling hungry, then you can throw too much wood into the fire, and it will go out. This, in turn, will lead to suboptimal digestion and absorption of food, creating amu, a harmful by-product. Therefore, eat only when you are hungry. Sounds very simple!