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Mindful Eating

Ho Ho Hum... No More Silly Holiday Eating Advice

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 12.19.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Michelle May, M.D.

Are you tired of it yet? I'm not talking about the holiday shopping frenzy, the incessant holiday music, or the goodies everywhere. I'm talking abou...

Learning With Eckhart Tolle: Geneen Roth and the Power of Enoughness

Lisa Aisling Montagu | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Aisling Montagu

Click to play video On any given day, Geneen Roth spends a considerable amount of time listening to people question their own actions. People oft...

Obesity, Fitness Trackers and Kids: It's Time for a Plan

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

Will we survive the next hundred years? At the rate we're going, we're either going to blow ourselves up or eat ourselves to death. As individuals we...

How to Not Be Stupid

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

I can throw dinner on the table, or I can slow down and really see what I'm doing. Focusing on the smell, taste and feel of the food in my hands grounds me. With mindfulness, bringing together even a simple dish is a work of creation and a gift of love.

Tips for Handling Difficult Family Encounters During the Holidays

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

Mindfulness is all the rage these days -- and many people use this term interchangeably with the word "meditation." While there are forms of meditation that invoke mindfulness, we can also practice mindful awareness in everyday activities and interactions.

How to Find Peace With Food This Thanksgiving

Val Bisharat | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Val Bisharat

In a culture that tells us to restrict and restrain around food, holidays like Thanksgiving can produce anxiety. What if you overeat? Should you indu...

Doing Thanksgiving Differently

Donna Schaper | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Schaper

Call me a yearner for a new main dish, that comes replete with new metaphors for what it means to be thankful, rich and satisfied. I want to feast and groan with gladness on enough, not too much.

Thoughts of (and for) Thich Nhat Hahn: Reflections on Mindfulness and Family Living

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Practicing mindfulness means taking the time to pay attention, to appreciate, to get out of our seemingly fixed and frequently habitual ways of living. We more skillfully live our lives as we hope and as we choose. That benefit transcends spirituality and religion.

Get Off of the Tightrope and onto the Path

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Mindful eating is a wide path that's nearly impossible to fall off of. You have flexibility and options so you can make decisions based on what you want and need in any given situation. When you make a choice that doesn't work out well, you simply observe the consequences, learn from your mistakes, and keep going.

7 Simple Techniques for Practicing Mindfulness

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Mindfulness is a mental state that we can achieve by focusing our awareness on what's occurring in the present. This can be done by learning how to, in a calm and collected way, acknowledge our feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.

Take Your Time: Mindful Eating

Neil Zevnik | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Neil Zevnik

Essentially, mindfulness in eating is about looking inward and outward in your relationship with food. Internally, it is about being aware of how you feel about food, in the moment and in context; it is meditating upon the sources of your food and the effects of its production.

No More Diets -- Eat and Live Mindfully Instead

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Enter any bookstore, turn on the television, or flip through a magazine -- without a doubt you will be faced with shelves of diet books, commercials with celebrities touting unbelievable weight loss results or an advertisement for the latest fat-melting pill.

This Is How You're Really Supposed To Use Chopsticks

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.07.2014 | Taste

It's like riding a bicycle!

9 Tips For Avoiding An All-Out Halloween Candy Binge

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Many of my clients ask this time of the year how to cope with bags full of candy hanging around the house calling their name. Yes, it's hard to eat those little snack-size bites of candy mindfully! The good news is that it is possible. I interviewed a few experts to find the scoop on their best Halloween candy-coma prevention tips.

Best Mid-Morning Snack to Keep You Satisfied and Energized

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Do you need a recommendation for a mid-morning snack that will keep you satisfied until lunch? You work hard and need something to keep your energy...

Road Trip Eating: A Quick Guide to Healthy Travel

Gwen Edwards | Posted 11.29.2014 | Hawaii
Gwen Edwards

I managed to find some healthy and down right satisfying meals between the Sriracha whoopie pies (a real thing in Wyoming) and fast food freeways on this drive across America.

5 Ways to Be the Most Mindful Version of You

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

The word "best" can apply some internal pressure and adds an element of judgment. Mindful, by contrast, encourages action and a way of being. Here are five important aspects that can help you to be the most mindful version of yourself!

Food Fantasies Can Be Fattening

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Do you ever have food fantasies? Do you know what I mean by a food fantasy? Perhaps just reading those two words together your mind started to wande...

Is Food the Background Music to Your Life?

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Taste
Michelle May, M.D.

Ahhh Labor Day! Burgers, family and friends, picnics, swimming, potlucks, relaxing, grilling... I'll share some links to a few of our family's favor...

Detox Your Mind

Jacqueline Hurst | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Hurst

Our current culture talks a lot about detoxing the body, nourishing our insides with superfoods and juice cleanses, we are kept up to date with the la...

Diet Derailed? How to Get Back on Track After Vacation

Jeff Hyman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

Go ahead and enjoy that extra cocktail while on vacation. It is very important to not agonize over unhealthy choices made on summer holidays. Compassion, positive thinking and an "I can" attitude is what will ultimately act as the motivation to tip the scales back in the right direction.

Don't Eat Your Stress

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Our bodies affect our minds as much as our minds affect our bodies. To maintain good health and wellbeing, we need to realize their interdependence and take care of both. The practice of mindfulness can help to reconnect the body with the mind, and specifically, eating mindfully can help ward off some of our autopilot stress responses related to food.

Yoga, Mindfulness and Weight Management

Kripalu | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Mindfulness is key in healing a troubled relationship with food -- whether that involves weight loss or not.

How to Escape Weight Gain During Summer Vacation

Jeff Hyman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

It's easy to unravel good habits on vacation, but staying on track is a lot easier than trying to get back on track post-vacation. This summer, when you plan your disappearing act, make sure to plan ahead and avoid common food traps.

Eating Instructions

Donna Fish | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

You want to savor and enjoy everything you eat, don't rush the foods you think you shouldn't be eating!