Last week I went to meditation retreat camp for 11 days, in the place we only allowed to have proper mean during lunch. (Breakfast and dinner was just fruit juice or fruit)
Some of you may think that, thatâ€™s not the big deal, just eat more during lunch to cover dinner portion. That wasnâ€™t the case, because even I ate twice of what I usually eat during lunch time, I still feel hungry during dinner time. (The crunching feeling of stomach always comes on time; you can try this out for yourself). Moreover, I felt so tired and sleepy in the afternoon.
I found the way out.
Itâ€™s not about what I eat, or how much I eat. Itâ€™s more about how I eat. The secret is in sliver and teeth.
The tip is chew very finely; chew more than you usually do. How much more? Total about 50 times per mouthful.
Why? Because sliver in your month is an enzyme that break down flour molecule to sugar and mouth produce this type of enzyme much more than stomach do.
The second reason is when the food got broken down to very fine, very small pieces. As a result, the contact surface area is increased tremendously and allow enzyme in stomach to work at higher efficiency. Do you know that 40% of your body energy went away with digestion system? With this fined food, your body uses less energy to digest them.
Whatâ€™s the result? I can survive with one meal a day (less than 30 mouthful of food) not hungry at all; no feeling tired in the afternoon, feeling light and relaxes.
I later found that some of Buddhist Monk also practices this because they have to abstain from eating after 12noon time.