Food For Thought-Episode 11

We are so overfed and undernourished. We have lost our connection to our food and its connection to our body and our brain.

In this episode we examine what foods should be in our diet, when we should refrain from eating, and what about trying a little Hara Hachi Bu?

Hara Hachi Bu: Enjoy Food and Lose Weight With This Simple Japanese Phrase


Hara Hachi Bu: Stop Eating When You’re 80% Full

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to eat with an Okinawan elder, you’ve invariably heard them intone this Confucian-inspired adage before beginning the meal: hara hachi bu—a reminder to stop eating when their stomachs are 80 percent full. This cultural practice of calorie restriction and mindful eating is part of the reason that Okinawa has a higher percentage of centenarians than anywhere else in the world.

The average daily intake of an Okinawan is only about 1,900 calories, significantly less than the average number of calories consumed by a typical American, especially those who are middle-aged.

This is the Hari Hachi Bu Longevity Set I made for Crystal! Image 4Image 5