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Mindless Eating

Top 10 Reasons to Put Your Scale in the Trash

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

If you have a love-hate relationship with your scale, I highly recommend that you break up with your scale once and for all. Throw away your scale. Hide it. Tuck it into the back corner of your basement.

Categorical Eating

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

The "clean plate" syndrome, at least in part, has to do with how our minds work, with our minds' reliance on the notion of a category.

Eating Mindfully On Thanksgiving: Six Tips

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

Would you rather eat mindfully this Thanksgiving instead of overeat? We often approach Thanksgiving with the misguided belief that eating large quantities of delicious food will give us a lot of pleasure.

A Mindful New Year's Resolution: Stop Mindless Eating

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

People magazine's latest issue, "They Lost Half Their Size" is on magazine racks now. It features everyday people who have lost 100 plus pounds without weight loss drugs or surgery.

Mindful Eating Meditation Inspired by Rg Veda

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Mindful eating - to borrow another metaphor from Indian (Buddhist) philosophy - is an opportunity to glimpse your Original Face.

How Candy Can Turn You Into a Criminal or a CEO

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

According to a British study, kids who ate candy every day at age 10 were significantly more likely to be convicted of a crime at age 34. The Lesson: Should we ban candy? No.

Surviving Holiday Mindless Eating

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

Even people who work very hard at eating right can slip into mindless eating now and then. If you happen to make an "oops," here are some suggestions for dealing with the Mindless Eating Blues.

Five Easy Ways to Eat More Mindfully at Work

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

When people begin to be more mindful of what they eat, they cut out the foods they don't really like.

The Hippest, Old-Fashioned Way to Avoid Comfort Eating

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

Thinking about nothing is boring and often a trigger for mindless eating. Doing something easy yet productive, like knitting, is a welcome mini break for an overloaded, stressed out mind.

Empty Wallet, Full Belly? A Radical New Approach to Help Stress Eaters, Health Care and the Economy

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

Could mindful eating be the answer to reducing, even by a fraction, the health care costs?

Dr. Oz and the Tell-Tale Signs of Comfort Eating

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

How do you know if you're stuck in a stress eating trap? If you're an emotional eater, you're familiar with the signs of comfort eating. But there are ways to soothe yourself without food.

Food Confessions: The Quirky Foods We Use to Comfort and Soothe Ourselves When Dining Alone

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

Whether you are a healthy eater or not, many of us struggle to eat by ourselves and cringe at the thought of a table for one at a restaurant.

Cone or Dish? The Most Mindful (and Mindless) Ways to Eat Ice Cream

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

Remember that mindful eating is more about how you eat than what you eat.

Study: TV Ads Trigger Mindless Eating

Yahoo! News | 11 Mins Ago | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Watching food ads on TV leads to a boost in snacking among children and adults, increasing the risk of weight gain, U.S. researchers say....

Cheerios to Cheetos: Mindful Eating Lessons From a Toddler

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

Up until the age of two, healthy toddlers are naturally mindful eaters. They know when they are hungry and don't eat when they are full.

Stop Competative Eating Contests! Mindful Eaters are True Winners

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

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest: over 30,000 watched the event live; 1.5 million watched on TV; 100,000 people downloaded the clip from YouTube. What kind of example do competitive eating contests set?

Rethinking the Food Pyramid: Mindful Eating -- the Missing Ingredient?

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Eating is physiologically inevitable, but mindfulness isn't. Associating eating with mindfulness, one meal at a time, can help us not only manage weight but also to nourish and enrich the mind.