Homemade gifts of food can be the best gifts of all. This year, whatever your cooking skill, time allowance or budget, you can give something truly spectacular, the kind of present you wish someone would have the presence of mind to make for you.
Dr. Ludwig uses this mediation with his clients as a way to encourage mindful eating. In his book, Ending the Food Fight, he references a study by Cornell’s Brian Wansink (a ChopChop Healthy Hero) which shows that “the amount we eat has little to do with how much we enjoy our food. If we eat mindfully, a bowl of strawberries with 100 calories can be more pleasurable than a bag of chips with five times as many calories.”
If you don’t like chocolate or don’t want to use chocolate, pick any treat or sweet with depth of flavor, color and texture. And says Dr. Ludwig, "if you're going to eat