Business lunches are never good places to have a meeting. Even planning a meeting is stressful enough that it will prevent good digestion. Eating should be treated as a sacred communion when food combines with the holy temple of your body. Allow for silences as you truly taste your food. Take time to chew it and do not drink more than 8 ounces of fluids with a meal; avoid iced and cold beverages, which slow chemical reactions of digestion. Combine food as well as you possibly can: eat protein and vegetables or carbohydrates and vegetables at the same meal – protein and carbohydrates eaten together do not combine well and cause indigestion. In addition, remember to eat dairy foods and fruits alone, do not combine them with other foods.
Concepts for Contemplation
Food is used to create a feeling of receptiveness because of our orientation towards ‘output’ and ‘doingness’. Reaching the deeper, receptive silence can heal this addiction; food then is just a preference, not a need.