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Mindful Eating Tips

How Eating Mindfully Can Nourish More Than Just Your Body

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.25.2015 | Religion

When we're busy at work, it's easy to quickly scarf down a meal at your desk or skip a healthy lunch altogether. But what does this kind of eating do ...

Stress-Eating Doesn't Actually Taste That Great

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living

It's been a long day. You worked really hard. You deserve chocolate, right? Sure, but it might not be all that wonderful. A new study published in ...

5 Easy Tips To Start Eating Mindfully

Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living

From Mother Nature Network's Jenni Grover: From what not to eat when you are pregnant, to the endless lists of the latest must-have superfoods, dis...

Eat, Love, Live

Janet Blair Page | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Janet Blair Page

There is only one good diet -- a negativity diet. Limiting the names you call yourself and the criticism you feel will do more to take off weight than self abuse and rigid strictures.

'I Lost 98 Pounds -- And I Still Eat Pizza'

Dannii Martin | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dannii Martin

Four years ago, when I decided that I was going to finally lose weight and this time it would be for good, I knew that the only way I was going to do it was to ditch the diet mentality and see it as a lifestyle. This meant finding a balance.

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.

Let Them Eat Cake -- The Anti-Fad Diet Manifesto

Karen Stabiner | Posted 06.18.2013 | Taste
Karen Stabiner

Anyone who's ever tried to lose even a little weight, or to break any bad habit, for that matter, knows how it goes: You take an absolute stance, you spend way too much time thinking about the thing that has become a taboo, and then, eventually, you cave.

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.

How to Mindfully Eat Chocolate for Better Health

Julielynn Wong, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Julielynn Wong, M.D.

Nutrition, medical and culinary experts share their tips on how to mindfully eat chocolate for greater enjoyment and better health.

Breaking the Diet/Binge Cycle

Andrea Wachter | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Having spent decades bouncing back and forth between my strict diet du jour and the "I blew it, screw it, eat everything in sight and start again on Monday" program, I am honored to share with others the tips and tools that helped me crack the diet/binge code once and for all.

Be Kind To Yourself: Inspiring Tips To Shift Away From Stress Eating

Posted 01.29.2013 | GPS for the Soul

Brandt Passalacqua is an author, speaker and founder of Peaceful Weight Loss™ through Yoga. Brandt struggled for years with his weight, food, substa...

Don't Do the Diet

Donna Fish | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

The problem with this "good" and "bad" idea or thinking about food and eating is that it leads to weight gain over time. You end up on that yo-yo cycle. Even if it is not a ton of weight, you gain and lose that amount over time and you simply train your body to weigh more.

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!"

A Recipe for Overeating

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

The holiday season provides the perfect ingredients for overeating. Run yourself down physically by not sleeping, exercising, eating when you're hungry, or consuming nutritious foods.

The Dos And Don'ts For Holiday Eating And Weight Loss

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Usually, people either gain a lot of weight this time of year, or they deny themselves what they'd really like. Either way, they're miserable. Instead, the key to permanent weight loss is learning how to eat what you'll want the rest of your life -- in a way that will maintain a healthy weight.

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?

The Best Time To Relax (The Answer May Surprise You)

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

If I were to ask, "When is the best time to relax?" you'd probably say, "When you're feeling stressed." True, that would be the best time to intervene with relaxation. But when is the best time to utilize relaxation in all its calming potency? The answer may surprise you: right before you eat.

Am I Addicted to Food?

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Without a doubt, the eat-repent-repeat cycle must be resolved -- but calling it "addiction" takes away the power to change and prevents you from learning to use food in an enjoyable, moderate way.

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.

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.

Your Mom Was Right

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

To this day, I use the essential nutrition advice that my mom bestowed upon me. She simply wanted me to practice mindful eating. As a mother and nutritionist, it's a value that I now work to instill in my own children and clients.