Raisin meditation


You’ve just dabbled in the trendy practice of mindful eating: a kind of meditation in motion. Like other mindfulness methods, it emphasizes a judgment-free awareness of your thoughts, emotions and sensory experiences, and it helps you pay attention to a task all of us do but seldom stop to notice.



1. mindful (adj.)  记住的;留心的 + of

mindful of sth (formal)

e.g. He is mindful of his responsibilities. 对自己所负的责任铭记在心。


= aware of sth 知道的

e.g. We must be mindful of the consequences of laziness. 我们必须知道懒惰的后果。


mindfulness (n.) 静观

(c.f. raison-ness) = refer to a state or quality e.g., sadness (state) / kindness (quality)


2. roll (v.)

  • 转动to roll sth. between one's fingers 在手指间转动某物
  • 滚动 e.g., to roll a ball
  • 将…卷起 e.g., to roll into a ball 将…揉成团
  • 启动 a machine is operating e.g., roll机 = cameras, roll! 开拍!let’s roll 
  • roll your eyes 翻白眼 = annoyed or bored

► roll (n.)

  • 一卷 e.g., a roll of paper/cloth 一卷纸/布
  • 小圆面包
  • 摇晃to walk with a roll of the hips 走起路来臀部一扭一扭的
  • to be on a roll 连连获胜
  • roll call = register = an official list of people’s names e.g., call or take the roll 点名


3. pop (v.) 急忙放入/突然把某物丢进某处

e.g., He popped the raison in/into his mouth. 他把提子乾一下抛进口中。

e.g., She popped the pizza into the oven. 她迅速把薄饼扔进炉子里。


  • 使…爆裂; 啪的一声拉开; 啪的一声合上
  • 加热爆开 to pop corn 做爆米花
  • 突出 e.g., to make sb.'s eyes pop 使某人惊讶得眼睛都要鼓出来了
  • 急忙赶路 e.g., I was just popping into the concert. 我正赶着去演唱会。
  • 突然出现 (pop up = appear unexpectedly) (informal)


pop (n.)

  • pop = modern music
  • with a pop 砰的一声
  • pop (BrE informal) = fizzy drinks such as lemonade
  • 击打; 抨击 to take or have a pop at sb./sth. 攻击某人/某事物

e.g. The book has a pop at astrology and astrologists. 这本书抨击了占星术和占星家。


# Mindful eating might help you eat less

Training in mindful eating may break the link between experiencing a food craving and indulging it. If we are mindful of our food craving—and mindful of how we feel after taking one bite, we might find fewer bites satisfying.

正念进食训练可能会打破对食物的渴求和放纵进食之间的联系。 如果我们注意到我们对食物的渴求 - 并且注意到吃了一口之后我们的感受,我们可能吃少一些已经满足。


4. crave (v.) 渴望得到 / 恳求

to crave sb.'s forgiveness 恳求某人的原谅

to crave sb.'s permission to do sth. 请求某人允许做某事

e.g., Busy people are always craving for some fresh air. 大忙人经常渴求清新空气。


craving (n.)

e.g., a craving for care / a craving to be loved


# It may benefit your body and your gut

Mindful eating encourages people to chew and savor their food more, slowing down the pace of a meal. Research has found that slow eating (and lots of chewing) helps trigger the release of gut hormones that aid digestion.

正念进食可以鼓励人们更多地咀嚼和品尝食物,减慢用餐速度。 研究发现,缓慢进食(以及大量咀嚼)有助于释放肠道激素,帮助消化。


5. savor (AmE) savour (BrE) (v.) = 品尝

= enjoy an experience / food / drink

e.g., The people savoured their newfound freedom. 人们对新得到的自由甘之如饴。

e.g., Savour the flavour of each mouthful, and chew your food well. 好好品尝每口的味道,并且充分咀嚼你的食物。


A Song For You – “Eat It” by “Weird Al” Yankovic


How come you're always such a fussy young man?

Don't want no Captain Crunch, don't want no Raisin Bran
Well, don't you know that other kids are starving in Japan?
So eat it, just eat it

Your table manners are a cryin' shame
You're playin' with your food, this ain't some kind of game
Now, if you starve to death, you'll just have yourself to blame
So eat it, just eat it


fussy (adj.) 过分挑剔的;难以满足的


e.g. All my children were fussy eaters. 



e.g. He's so fussy about the house - everything has to be absolutely perfect.



a crying shame 可耻;不像话 (old-fashioned saying)


e.g. It's a crying shame that Mary's paid so little for what she does.


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