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Eating Mindfully

WATCH: Stop Feeling Bad About Your Body

Nitika Chopra | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Nitika Chopra

Have you ever felt like all of your body conversations are just flooded with other people's opinions? Like what diet you should be on, what cleanse worked for them, when to stop eating at night and what your waist size should be?

Reclaim Your Food Bliss

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Let's close Stress Awareness Month by reclaiming our food bliss -- and therefore our health. It's clear that we must intentionally defend ourselves from the unhealthy choices that surround us in order to find peace and satisfaction.

Living in New York, One Food Truck at a Time

Juliana Jacobs | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliana Jacobs

As a future dietitian living in New York City, I think a lot about how challenging it is to make healthy eating a priority. As young people in our 20s, we have so many responsibilities and obligations that we often neglect to fuel our bodies, and subsequently our minds.

6 Tips For Eating More Mindfully

Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

New Shades of Grey

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

A healthy lifestyle is a long-term process, not a short-term pledge of perfection. Therefore, I prefer to think of eating and physical activity as a pendulum instead of a yo-yo.

Mindful Lessons From A 10-Day Cleanse

Alison Shulman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Alison Shulman

A 10-day cleanse? I've been teaching and guiding mindfulness in eating workshops for three years now, and yet have fallen short on applying these techniques to my own life and family. It seemed high time to tackle not one but two large goals at once!

Healthy Lessons From Children

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

I love watching children. They have so many natural behaviors that can teach adults how to love food -- but not too much -- and how to fit physical activity into our day. Here are some of the important lessons we can learn from observing children.

Why Are You Eating So Fast?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

The paradox for many of us with weight issues is that we think we really love food and love to eat, but if we really did, why don't we take the time to enjoy it? To pay attention? To savor each delicious bite?

What I Teach My Daughters When They Watch Me Eat

Nichole Thomas | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Nichole Thomas

Sure, we know our children learn things by watching us, but they are also developing a perspective on life. They are starting to develop mental constructs about what is OK and what's not, and that is a really great thing.

Emotional Eating as a Coping Mechanism

Mary Pritchard | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Most of the time our problems are within our control to fix, and eating is likely not going to help. Thus, what we should be doing is focusing on how to fix our problems. That's where problem-focused coping comes in.

Emotional Eating to Emotional Connection

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Emotional eating only becomes a problem when it's overused to cope with or avoid feelings. If you feel that your emotional connections to food are causing problems for you, the following suggestions will help bring emotional eating back into balance.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Steps Toward Mindful Eating?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Mindful eating is not a diet. There are no menus or recipes. It is about being more aware of how much and what you are eating. It is also breaking out of mindless habits. It's a way of eating that you can incorporate into your life for the long run.

5 Fascinating Emotional Eating Studies From 2012

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

This year we got a little closer to understanding why we turn to ice cream and chocolate whenever we get stressed out, crabby or overly emotional. Yes, we still have a lot to learn. Our emotions and eating behavior are incredibly complex.

The Abundance Paradox

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

The key to thriving in this land of abundance is to recognize the paradox and relearn to use your natural cues of hunger and satiety to guide you. I like to introduce people to mindful eating by teaching them to ask the question "Am I hungry?" before starting (or continuing) to eat.

Mindful of Mindless Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

The moment you become aware that you are eating mindlessly, it's hard not to "see" it anymore. When you sit on the coach robotically eating chips or at a bar popping peanuts into your mouth, you recognize the behavior right away. This little inner voice speaks up and says, "Hey, I am mindlessly eating right now!"

This Thanksgiving, Save the Stuffing for the Turkey

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 01.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

The key to thriving during the holidays (and beyond) is to love food more. While this advice may seem counterintuitive, when you love to eat, it pays to act like it! By eating mindfully, you'll eat less while enjoying it even more.

The Trick To Managing The Treats

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Halloween candy showed up in August (as though we needed to get a jump on our holiday shopping!) and will still be on sale in November. So what is the trick to eating what you love when it is everywhere?

Say 'No' to Too Much Food

Helene Lerner | Posted 12.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

With the holiday season coming, many people give themselves permission to stuff not only a turkey, but also themselves. When an attitude of overindulgence prevails, how do you summon the strength to say "no" to the extras?

A Namaste of Metabolic Interdependence

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Eating is a reunion of self and nonself, of me and not-me, of you and not-you, of eater and food through the enmeshment of eating. Eating is twofold yoga: a yoga that unifies your body with your mind and, at a higher level, a yoga that unifies you with your environment.

7 Steps To Healthy Weight Loss, Without Dieting

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Misinformation about weight loss abounds, and anyone who's tried to diet knows it. We begin strict diets with the best of intentions, but they ultimately result in feelings of failure as we boomerang back to our original weight, or -- even worse -- gain more.

Experiencing Election Season Emotional Eating?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Over the past few weeks, more than one of my clients has mentioned a recent and unexpected trigger of emotional eating -- the presidential campaign. I've coined the phrase ESEE -- "election season emotional eating."

50 Shades of Mindful Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Eating mindfully is a shade of grey, not a black or white extreme of overeating or dieting/restriction. When you are eating mindfully, my clients, readers and friends find that they naturally ramp up the pleasure and minimize the pain.

The Big Cup Controversy

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Instead of taking away the choice, why not teach people how to make better decisions? For example, when you realize that a regular 20-ounce soda has 65 grams of sugar (more than the recommended limit for your day), it makes you think twice.

How to Enjoy a Cruise Vacation Without Going Overboard

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

By changing your cruise mindset to a mindful eating mindset, you'll enjoy your cruise -- or any vacation -- without taking it home with you.

The Slow-Down Diet: Enjoying Food, Feeling Better

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 07.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Have you ever been sitting at a meal with someone, or even by yourself, and been halfway through the meal without having tasted the food? In my experience, the odds are likely that you'll be nodding your head up and down.