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Mindful Eating

Food Fantasies Can Be Fattening

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 09.06.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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 08.07.2014 | 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 07.24.2014 | 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 07.21.2014 | 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!

5 Mindful Things I Do Every Day

Kellie Edwards | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Kellie Edwards

Mindfulness can sound far more complicated than it actually is. I like to describe it as being aware of what is happening as it is happening. It isn't the normal way of operating in our busy lives, so it takes a conscious decision and practice to become mindful rather than living in the past or future.

This Table For Two Forces You To Be Mindful

Fast Company | Adele Peters | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

If you have trouble resisting the impulse to check your smartphone while you’re out with friends or having dinner on a date, this table might help: ...

I Don't Diet, I Just Go Gluten-Free

Zoe Lintzeris | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Zoe Lintzeris

No traditional pizza. Not even an ice cream sandwich. No bagels! Let me just say: When you also get that initial craving for a large burrito with its warm, floury tortilla, all your inhibitions tend to go out the window.

How to Leave the Last Bite: Sneaky Food Experiment #3

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

What creates so much internal pressure that it is uncomfortable to leave food behind? For some of us, it's the concept of waste. Several friends gave examples of parents who applied guilt by reminding them that there were hungry children in the world.

Healthy Weight, Healthy Choices

Kripalu | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

The good news is that when we practice mindfulness, we eventually learn that we don't need to automatically respond to every craving. We can take a breath, step back, and determine whether the craving is emotional or physical.

Is Stepping on the Scale Sabotaging Your Weight?

Dr. Juli Fraga | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Dr. Juli Fraga

We can become more aware of how we feel about our bodies, and what our bodies need by reminding ourselves that hunger is not always about food. Food and emotions are deeply connected.

Mindful 'Art de Vivre' in Eight Steps

Emilie Rambaud | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Emilie Rambaud

That's why taking the best of their "art de vivre" and mixing it with yoga, green juices and lots of smiles "made in America" seems to be a pretty good combination towards happy and mindful living.

The New and Dangerous Eating Disorder

Brynn | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Brynn

I still have the tough days where the diet industry gets its hooks in me. I still feel a little guilty every time I rip open a little packet of fake sugar. But most days I feel proud of how far I've come. I relish food for the experience it brings, for the sustenance it gives me.

Eat for Abs

Brandon Drenon | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

Overnight oat recipes have become very popular trends in the health community. They require minimal preparation and are a readily available option for those with busy morning schedules. To prepare it is easy.

How a Habit Becomes a Cable

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

Normal eating is goal-directed behavior; compulsive overeating is not. Compulsive overeating is a complex stimulus-response behavior.

4 Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Eating Habits

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

To say, "I'm eating a Twinkie," is not enough. You have to know what's in the Twinkie. When you ask yourself what you're eating, you need to really think about the answer. If what you're eating is full of chemicals that you can't pronounce, chances are, you shouldn't be eating it.

4 Ways Your Social Circle Can Help You Curb Emotional Eating

Elle Penner | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Elle Penner

A great strategy to prevent emotional eating is to trade food for a short bout of exercise with your fitness-minded friends. Physically, exercise reduces stress and anxiety, alleviates boredom, and releases feel-good endorphins. Getting one of your supportive friends to join you can squash feelings of loneliness and provide an opportunity for you to vent, too.

How to Mindfully Eat a Scorpion

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

The next time you encounter a new food, try to do it mindfully. Be open minded, jump in and embrace new things. Even if you don't try a scorpion, feel free to try a healthy new snack or a new fruit.

Eating Is Not a Hobby

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Thirty years ago I lost 140 pounds the right way after 25 years of being obese and trying to lose weight the wrong way. Fortunately, I'm one of the ap...

Taking Back Ownership of Our Food

Ophir Haberer | Posted 06.06.2014 | College
Ophir Haberer

Let's grow our own food, and build communities supporting each other's production. Let's learn to do so in all kinds of spaces from neglected urban spaces to suburban backyards.

Sarah Klein

14 Habits Of People With A Healthy Relationship To Food

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living

There's a fine line between thinking carefully about what we put into our bodies and obsessing over it or restricting it dangerously. Whether our p...

Looking Deeply Into Your Plate

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Eating can take on many different forms, depending on how much attention is paid and where that attention is placed. Through the practice of mindful eating, we strive to avoid these types of autopilot mealtime scenarios by reserving a time to focus only on our food.