So, my husband and I bought a beautiful table for our balcony. I really wanted a table for our balcony because I love eating outside. Eating outside is just such a different experience than eating inside.
I remember going to my grandparents house in Uruguay and eating outside often even during that awful winter. I loved every time we ate outside. It was as if everyone was happier and enjoying the moment more.
Here are 3 reasons why I believe eating outside is so beneficial to you.
- You Eat Slower: When we eat outside, we naturally eat slower. I don't know what it is...if it's the fresh air, the weather or the calm of the outdoors that allows us to eat slower. In fact, there have been moments when my husband said, "Let's eat inside, we don't have a lot of time." Now my husband and I eat slow but we eat even slower when we eat outside.
- No Digital Distractions: What's great about eating outside is that we don't have distractions...unless you take your cell phone. For whatever reason, we just don't take our electronics outside. We actually talk about things rather than just stare at a screen.
- You Stay Present: When we eat we are present. There is something about mother nature just keeping you grounded. There is so much to see when we eat outside. The trees, the sky, people walking...so much! This allows us to stay present, which is good practice for other moments of your life.
So, if you don't have an outdoor table, I totally encourage that you get one. Or if you don't have room go to a park or find a place to eat outside at least once a week. Your eating experience will change and you will enjoy your food more.
Until next time!