The Checkup: The Game-Changing Mealtime Tweak to Try at Lunchtime

And more healthy reads for your day.

• If you’ve been known to shovel whatever is on your plate into your face in seconds, barely tasting what you were putting in your mouth, you’re not alone. But becoming just a little bit more mindful (I know, insert eye roll here — but hear us out!) as you eat can totally transform how you quickly you chow down, potentially impacting your portion sizes (heyyy, slimmer waistline). And if you don’t know what the heck “eating mindfully” even means, not to fear: This exercise will get the ball rollin’. [Washington Post]

• The average American watches 2.8 hours of TV each day. That’s almost one full day spent on TV per week! Excuse me while I go pick my jaw up off the floor then hide my remote from myself. [Men’s Health]

• If you have yet to hop on the bean-lovin’ train, it’s time. They’re packed with fiber, meaning no mid-afternoon hunger pangs, and protein, AND you can work them into just about anything. Case in point: These nine legume-filled recipes. [Greatist]

• In news we thought impossible: Jon Hamm just got even more swoon-worthy by praising the benefits of therapy. [Huffington Post]

• This essay from Lancaster-based runner and author Christopher McDougall on his relationship with rescue donkey and running partner (!!) Sherman is oddly heartwarming. [New York Times]

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