The Breakfast Nook


PB and I have easily gotten into a bit of a routine, or at least we are trying! One habit we are working hard to make part of our daily life is eating our meals together at our table or island. We want a pleasurable and healthy eating experience, and to achieve that we need the experience part of the equation. Last week I bought beautiful yellow roses (and PB surprised me with calla lillies) and I set up our little breakfast nook at the island of our kitchen. Two funky placemats and a candle later and the nook is complete.

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Where and how we eat affects the experience. I realized that I often eat in a hurry, at my desk or on the couch, and that is not the right way to eat a meal at all! I feel that I probably overeat as a result of that. I am not paying enough attention to my dish or internal cues! From now on I will focus on sitting at a proper setting and really enjoying and savoring each meal.

Please share any tips you have on eating your meals the right way.

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10 responses to “The Breakfast Nook

  1. Beautiful flowers! I agree that when I eat in a hurry I tend to overeat.

  2. I definitely agree that by sitting down to enjoy a meal it allows you to listen to your body’s cues about fullness and such a lot more. Plus it’s just a good habit to get into (I don’t know about you, but when I have kids one day I definitely plan on family sit down dinners – no eating at the couch and stuff!). 🙂

  3. I’m sorry to ask but (maybe I missed a post) are we ever going to see a post about the wedding? I am dying to know how everything went that day!

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    Kim C- I haven’t really mentioned the wedding much at all I am really sorry! I am trying so hard to wait for some pro photos- still haven’t gotten any yet- so that my recaps are complete. It WAS amazing though and I will have the updates there as SOON as I get some photos!!!

  5. what a cute little breakfast spot! Not eating at my computer or infront of the tv definitely helps me enjoy what I am eating and realize when I am full/still hungry better

  6. Aww what a cute little spot! Love the flowers – peachy, orangey, yellowish roses are my favorites 🙂

  7. My family and I definitely don’t eat together enough…and at the table…I think having a set time for a specific meal helps a lot!

  8. JEALOUS! My husband and I eat in the living room, in front of the t.v. and I have a gorgeous $1200 dining room set that gets used only when company and holidays!

    Maybe I should put a t.v. in the dining room! 😀

  9. The nook is so cute! It’s so smart to make the time to eat together and enjoy your food so that you have a great experience. Making that a priority is a wonderful habit to form as you start your new life together!

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