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Mindless Eating

Stop Collecting Calories and Start Burning Them

Margaret Marshall | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

When you eat fewer calories than you burn, you lose weight. This sounds so simple, but in reality it can be difficult and confusing. First, let me...

How to Escape the Mindless Eating Trap

Dr. Melissa McCreery | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Melissa McCreery

It can be hard to figure out how to stop something that you are doing automatically or without paying attention, but shifting from mindless to mindful eating can lead to tremendous changes with overeating, weight, and your health. Here are five steps to break the autopilot eating cycle and stop mindless eating.

Appreciation for Brian Wansink, Run Amok

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As hoped, Brian and I see eye to eye. The factors that influence what people choose to do with food matter, but so too do the foods chosen, and what they do to the people. We need not choose to focus on one of these, and neglect the other.

Sad Movies Make You Eat Your Feelings

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living

A "tear-jerker" should be redefined as a "gut-buster." As it turns out, watching sad movies can take a toll on your waistline. According to a n...

Here's How to Keep Pizza, Brownies, More as Part of Your Healthy Diet This National Nutrition Month

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

As a teenager at a summer acting school, Devin Alexander developed her first serious crush. The boy liked her, too, even saying that she would be the ...

11 Ways To Snack Smarter

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Snacking seems innocent enough. Maybe you're just a little hungry. Maybe you're bored. Maybe you want an excuse to catch up with a friend, and need so...

5 Sneaky Ways To Keep Yourself In Check At The Grocery Store

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Our best and worst eating habits start in a grocery store, says consumer behavior expert Brian Wansink. But his tiny tweaks can cha...

Amanda L. Chan

Sneaky Ways Our Environment Tricks Us Into Eating More (And How To Avoid Them) | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living

Chew on this: When it comes to eating healthfully, our environments may be working against us. Not always on purpose. But simple elements -- from t...

5 Quick and Easy Tricks to Avoid Overeating

David Zinczenko | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

Overindulging isn't just influenced by food choices. There's ample research to suggest healthy eating is a highly sensory experience, and everything from the color of our plates to the sounds in the room may trigger a mindless binge.

I Exercise Every Day: Why Can't I Lose Weight?

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

Weight gain does not happen overnight, and neither does weight loss. Patience, discipline, and motivation are the keys moving in a positive direction to a healthier lifestyle.

End Mindless Eating in 8 Easy Steps

Margaret Marshall | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Imagine your life if you never again ate mindlessly. You would truly desire and enjoy everything that you choose to eat

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...

Enjoy the Turkey and All the Trimmings, Just Be Smart About It

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

I hope you spend many wonderful hours with family and friends -- catching up, sharing stories and savoring your favorite dishes and beverages. I also hope you do that last part with some moderation.

The Secret To Eating Less (Without Even Realizing It)

Posted 11.21.2013 | OWN

By Rachel Mount You can eat less without even realizing it. Here's the secret recipe, according to Brian Wansink, PhD., author of Mindless Eati...

Eating Is Rebirth

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 12.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

As you sit down to your next meal, recognize yourself as your own creator. Feel the freedom and the responsibility that come with this act of eating recreation.

Counter the Cues! 3 Easy Food Decisions to Improve Your Health

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Eating for satiation, with just two to three fewer bites per meal can add up to 100 calories per day or losing 10 to 20 pounds in a year! That beats the gradual weight gain that happens over time for most adults.

Surprise Reasons You're Eating More

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul New research shows the unexpected ways that even the health-conscious can sabotage their best efforts to eat (and drink) well. Here...

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.

What You Are Looking For Is Not in the Refrigerator

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

This is the time of year when that weight-loss resolution tends to get a little... slack. Maybe you have lost a couple pounds, but the work it takes to lose more -- and keep off the few you have lost -- gets old. You need to re-motivate yourself and decide once again what you really want.

Cell Phones at Meals: Might They Help Us Eat Less?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

A cell phone as a meal terminator is not something an etiquette expert might allow, but on the other hand, unlike cigarettes, the only side effect is a run-down battery.

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!"

Making Healthy Choices in Front of the TV: It's Possible!

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Last week we talked about how TV can deter you from making healthy lifestyle changes, particularly if you're trying to eat differently. Now, let's think about what steps you can take regarding television and healthy living.

Is Eating Alone Becoming the Norm?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It's a familiar picture: People eating while talking on the phone, reading emails, staring at computer screens, hurrying from appointment to appointment. Our hectic lifestyles rarely allow for lunch breaks exclusively dedicated to nourishment or sit-down dinners with loved ones.

How Food Labels And Dinner Plates Could Help Us Eat Healthier

| Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article) SAN ANTONIO, Texas--Choosing what foods--and how much of them--to eat can be an annoying...

How Do You Do Food?

Lisa Turner | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Develop a healthy relationship with your body. Take the act of eating out of the mind and back to the belly, and trust the wisdom of your body to know when, what and how much to eat.