Instead of simply giving thanks for your food at the beginning of the meal, give thanks with each bite. Try to eat everything with complete consciousness of what you are eating and the processes through which the food went to arrive at your plate. For each mouthful of food, chew slowly.
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Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of This is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey Into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith (Convergent/Random House 2015).