Reflections on Food
from Ajahn Sumedho's The Way It Is--

Wisely reflecting on this alms-food
I use it not to distract my mind
Not to gratify desire,
Not to make my form impressive
Or to make it beautiful,
Simply to be sustained and nourished
And to maintain what health I have
To help fulfill the Holy Life;
     With this attitude in mind,
'I will allay hunger without overeating
So that I may continue to live blamelessly and at ease.'