Skyterra Nutrition at Home
Welcome to week six of Skyterra Nutrition at Home, your last week! This week is both nourishing and celebratory as we honor the time you’ve taken to slow down and focus on your nutrition.
A glimpse into this week’s lineup:
- Set the table at dinner
- Prepare a dessert
- Savor and celebrate
- Take yourself out to dinner
- Write a journal entry about this experience.
Mindful Eating Task
1. Set the table at dinner
Setting the table can be a game changer. Find what works for you and focus on sitting down for every dinner this week. First, sitting down is key as it creates more presence with the food and can provide immediate relaxation. Second, get creative with how you want to set the table. Think about ways to make your environment more enjoyable. Light candles, use nice china, pull out napkins or put on your favorite music.
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2. Prepare a dessert
The second Mindful Eating Task is meant to be exciting. Any day of the week, make the chocolate avocado mousse listed in the culinary task below, or prepare another favorite treat. If making the dessert below, add some whipped cream or different textured topping (e.g., nuts) to make it more interesting. Go back to the Mindful Eating Plate to experience and practice enjoying the dessert. Savor every bite. Take at least 10 minutes to eat the dessert and journal about your experience.
3. Savor and celebrate
Make this chocolate avocado mousse to celebrate everything you’ve created over the past few weeks. Bon Appetit!
4. Take yourself out to dinner
One night this week, celebrate by taking yourself to a new restaurant or your favorite restaurant. Use the tools you’ve learned throughout this program to make the meal satisfying and enjoyable: mindful eating, recognizing hunger, and exploring fullness.
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5. Write a journal entry about this experience
Take a moment to look back at your intentions and goals from week one and check in on your progress. Encourage your mind to go to a positive space. How do you feel now? What do you notice about your relationship with food? How do you feel in your body? Do you recognize times of your day that you feel more confident with your food choices?
If you didn’t have as much progress as you intended, let it go. You can always restart this program, revisit any weekly tasks and double-up on certain tasks (e.g., mindful eating experience twice per week) to build habits. Take time to write about your experience and the notable blessings and challenges that presented themselves to you through this program.
Once you have added as much detail as you can conjure, write yourself a letter to be opened 60 days from now, reflecting on the progress, the blessings and the challenges to come. Offer yourself guidance, advice and inspiration for your journey ahead.