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Eating Mindfully

Mindful Munching: Is Eating Quickly Really So Bad?

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

One colleague teased, "Slow down, eat mindfully!" The retort: "What's speed got to do with it? I'm eating more so I can continue practicing mindfulness." Later, I realized that there was much, much more to that interchange.

Oprah's 'Ah Ha' Moment About Food and Weight

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

It's a good time to be an Oprah fan, particularly if you are a chronic dieter or someone who frets about your weight.

What's Eating You? The Emotional Side Of Holiday Dining

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Dieting tricks don't work because they don't explore the underlying issues, the mental and emotional side of eating. And the holidays, more than any other time, are fraught with emotions.

Candy or Toys? A Halloween Dilemma

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Should I give out candy for Halloween this year or take an entirely different route -- forget the candy and give away a small toy instead?

Feeling Fat? 7 Tips to Help You Through

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Feeling fat is no fun. Your inner critic can make it worse if you let it. So, if you are feeling fat, remember, "This too shall pass."

Good Vibrations: Food Energy Beyond Calories

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Our ancestors saw things differently; the concept of food having energetic properties that defy measurement has been around for thousands of years.

Is Television Priming Us To Be Fat?

Carole Carson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

Subliminal messages surround us, and many are innocuous or even helpful. But other subliminal messages can harm our health.

Finding Self-Love Through Food

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Treat your body as you would a beloved child. Feed it gently, attentively, with care. And feed it clean food.

Just Call Me Sweetheart

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

It's as if I've thawed some during this summer's heat and with the warmth of the years. I'm not so rigid or prickly anymore, and I see more clearly that the events around me aren't just about me.

Why I Don't Hate Barbie Anymore

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

Barbie, as beautiful as she is, has had a tough life. She's not well liked by everyone. In fact, Barbie has taken a lot of heat for damaging women's body images, or at least being a symbol for it.

'Summer Reading to Prevent the 'Freshman 15'

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Are you worried about gaining the infamous "freshman fifteen" this fall? If so, there are five books you may want to check out this summer.

Another Photoshop Debacle

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

Here we go again. Didn't we learn anything from the Ralph Lauren photoshopping incident last year? See a clip of Crystal Renn, a "plus sized model" discussing her outrage at being made to look thinner in a recent photo shoot.

Mindful Eating: A Healthy Take on Traditional Cultural Foods

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

This is where mindful eating can be helpful. You can still eat foods important to your culture but in a new way. It is about savoring them, eating mindful portions and balancing it in your life.

Chocolate Flavored Toddler Formula. Yikes!

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

It's pretty safe to say that chocolate toddler formula would be part of this "toxic environment" which is described as "high-calorie, high-fat, heavily marketed, inexpensive, and readily accessible foods."

The Season Finale of the Price of Beauty

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

The self esteem of these L.A. girls had been severely damaged by the desire and need to be thin. It reconfirmed how often we measure our self worth in pounds not deeds.

Eating Mindfully for Earth Day: 9 Simple Tips

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Susan Albers

There's no better time to recognize one of the most important things the earth provides -- wonderful food. The real challenge is eating it mindfully. Here are a simple few tips.

Mindful Eating Scores Well in New US Dietary Report

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Mindful eating is not a fad diet. It teaches people how to be more aware of their food intake -- understanding why they are eating rather than what they are eating.

The Link Between Spirituality And Eating Disorders (VIDEO)

The Early Show | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In a culture that deifies thinness, it's easy to become stuck in self-reinforcing cycles spurred on by yo-yo dieting, rapid weight loss and emotional ...

Warning: The KFC Double Down Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Have you seen the latest Kentucky Fried Chicken Sandwich just released? It is called the "Double Down." And not everyone is thrilled about such an out of the box (or should I say out of the bun) idea.

The Price of Beauty: Are Eyes Sexy?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Susan Albers

On VH1's Price of Beauty, women in Marrakech pointed out that you can be sexy with just your eyes. It's the anti-Victoria Secret approach to seduction.

Burgers and Insanity

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Susan Albers

A Burger King commercial causes controversy in the mental health community. How much does the media impact what we consume?

The Price of Beauty (Part III)

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Susan Albers

It was off to Mumbai for Jessica Simpson and her crew on VH1's The Price of Beauty to find the definition of beauty in India.

What da Vinci's Last Supper Reveals About Mindless Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Consider how scientists might evaluate what we eat 200 years from now. What would today's commercials or pictures of people eating tell your great grandchildren about the way we eat?

The Price of Beauty (Part II)

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

On The Price of Beauty, Jessica Simpson discussed the scary and dangerous part of the fashion world -- the enormous pressure to be thin.

Sneak Peek at the Naked Chef

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Susan Albers

Last night was the sneak peak of Jamie Oliver's TV show, Food Revolution. He's well known as the "naked chef." Now, he is travelling across America to help people eat healthier to improve their lives.