Our thoughts drive how and how much we eat. Often, we are use food to buffer away negative emotions. Other times, we associate limiting our eating with feelings of deprivation, anxiety, or scarcity. These feelings cause us to eat foods that don’t serve our bodies as well as overeat. Slowing down and enjoying our food is one strategy that can help you be more intentional about eating. For example, Blue Zone research has shown that people who pray before meals eat more sensibly. This is most likely because they are slowing down and not allowing feelings of anxiety, scarcity, and others to drive how much they eat. During this podcast, I discuss how slowing down is an essential tool for living a naturally healthy life free from diabetes, hypertension, and other weight-related disease.