What Do You Really Get From A Good Dining Experience?

I can’t tell you the exact number of meals I’ve eaten my life, but I can tell you I never get bored. I always go back for more. You can enjoy the deliciousness of fine food and a meal well done, too—as long as you know how to do it.

It’s tough to enjoy yourself when you’re tired, disinterested, or hungry. It also hurts your stomach if you aren’t eating healthy or balanced meals. Sometimes, though, the best way to give yourself a great dining experience is using foods that give you a lot of energy and make you happy. You can eat the kinds of food your brain loves, and enjoy the foods your body craves.

As an example, the author makes three statements that can help get you through a long dining party: “I like going out for a drink with my old friends.”

“I love having a nice dinner to share with a friend on a special day.”

“I make friends with people who are a little younger than me.”

It can be harder to eat what you like in the restaurant if you’re eating it at least five days a week, because you might be distracted by another table who you’ve met already. Your brain wants to think about dinner, not worry about the company you’ve just met. That’s OK. If you find yourself thinking about food (or more specifically, what you’re going to eat), make a point of spending five minutes thinking of just one dessert or one special ingredient you’re dying to try. This is important. This is the best, most fun way to experience good food.

When I’m feeling underdressed or bored, I grab a slice of pizza and pretend that I’m getting a blowjob from a stranger across the room. I’m enjoying that moment without being caught up in all the things I didn’t eat. I’m having fun because my brain doesn’t have to think about all the stuff it needs to eat.

In order to have a great meal, you have to find the moments while you’re doing everything else to be grateful. Food is just one of those things. Here’s what your brain needs to be focused on.

When You’re Hungry (but Not Stressed or Tired)

Your Brain Needs A Good Night’s Sleep

The last thing your brain needs is food. It wants to eat and to rest. It wants to think, but it doesn’t want to think about food. The more you focus your attention on eating or going to the bathroom (because those are also important), the more you are likely to fall asleep (which is good), but just enough food is consumed to make you sleepy. If you’re tired, it’s harder to eat, but if you’re hungry (and in the mood), you can use this to your advantage to satisfy your cravings while enjoying the rest of the meal. The trick is not to let your brain know this. You have to be a master of multitasking. You cannot eat and concentrate at the same time. You have to think about one thing at a time.

If you feel like you have an appetite at night, that is great. As long as the food is good (it usually is), eat something. Just don’t focus on food until you’re feeling sleepy later in the day. Don’t worry, you won’t get caught up in thinking about anything when you’re falling asleep. When you’re awake, don’t worry about what you’re eating when you’re sleeping either. Just go to sleep. There’s no need to make them an issue. They will just pass without a problem.

If you are worried about having a good night’s sleep, try these tips: 

Keep your bedroom dark when going to sleep  or stay in another room.

Get a good night’s sleep

Don’t worry if you’re feeling groggy or groggy or tired, it’s ok—that is normal .

The same goes if you feel hungry or not enough energy .

The key is not to dwell on any one thing while you sleep, because as soon as you do, you stop feeling good. Focus on the moment and on the food you have.