Look at each thing on your plate, really see it. Ask yourself: What is it? Where did it come from? How is it going to nourish me?
Take a moment to express gratitude for the energy you are about to receive.
Before taking the first bite, smell and absorb the aroma of the food.
Slowly eat it; chew each bite mindfully.
The practice described above can add to the enjoyment of your meal, but it is also physiologically important. The more information that your brain has about what you are sending to the digestive system, the more effectively you will be able to digest it.