Posts in the ‘Mindful Eating’ Category

The Trouble with Food Rules

If you were told that you could never EVER eat cake again, what would you do? If you like cake, even a little bit, you would probably experience a sequence of thoughts and emotional states—similar to the grieving process: 1. Disbelief. What??? Why??? Are you crazy? I can’t believe this. This is ridiculous. What is

Planet Pain or Planet Peace?

I recently spoke to a women’s group about mindful eating. I thought you might like to listen in. Thank you for inviting me to talk with you today. As one who  experienced the pain of self-imposed food restriction many years ago, but who now experiences the pleasures of savoring the food I love, I’m excited

The Bottom Line about Body Weight

Instead of worrying about weight, focus on the physical activities and nutrient-rich foods you enjoy.

Eat What You Have a Taste For

“Normal” eating encompasses eating for emotional reasons: happiness, sadness, or boredom. It’s amazing how our bodies know what we need in order to feel better. All we need to do is pay attention and take care of ourselves.

6 Reasons to Scrap Your Scale

You’ll be healthier and happier if you don’t allow the number on the scale to rule your world.

Ditch Distracted Dining

If you do more than eat and perhaps participate in pleasant conversation, you’re doing too much.

Meditative Meals

Try eating a meal or two in silence to get a sense of how to slow down and savor food.

Kids Are Worried about Eating and Health

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010   Kids Are Worried about Eating and Health   At a time when they should not have a care in the world, young children are worried about food, weight and health. As reported in a 2009 article in the New York Times, it’s common for children like Greye Dunn, an eight-year-old boy, to be scared about sodium,

How You Eat is More Important than What You Eat

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2009   How You Eat is More Important than What You Eat   Are you fed up with nutrition rules (eat this; not that), depriving yourself of foods you like, trying to trick your appetite with a tiny plate, feeling guilty about eating, and losing weight only to regain it–plus more? It’s

Savor the Flavor

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2009   Savor the Flavor   Have you ever eaten something just because it was there? Then, after it was gone, you still weren’t satisfied? You probably didn’t consider what you had a hankering for. Maybe a slice of leftover apple pie and a bowl of ice cream went down the hatch

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