06/06/2012 01:16 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Please Meditate: 1 Minute Before Eating

There is a lot of focus on which foods to consume these days. And rightfully so, with obesity reaching epidemic levels in the U.S., not to mention all of the health complications that may result from carrying excess weight. Eating is an important issue affecting lifestyle, life expectancy, quality of life, and wellness, not to mention medical costs.

But what about the energy that you consume while eating? Your emotional and energetic state will contribute to how well your food is digested and certainly influence how you eat. More importantly, your emotional and energetic state will influence how you feel about yourself and your meal.

Try this quick meditation before your next meal. Let go of stress, calm down, and feel how stable, grateful, and nourished you already are -- before the food even touches your lips.

For more, explore Olivia's interactive meditation book, "Please Meditate: It's Good for You," a 10-week experience, workbook, and journal.

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