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Mindful Eating

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.

Are You a Closet Eater?

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

Continuing to associate the pleasure of companionship with the enjoyment of food gives me those same good feelings I had with my girlfriends -- filmy, fluid and fun.

A Week Without the "F" Word: 5 Ways to End Fat Talk

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

Can you go a week without using the F word? If you're not sure, here is your chance to give it a try.

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.

Mindfully Eating an Apple: Help Yourself Feel Fuller

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

Can an apple help you relearn satiety cues and eat more mindfully? It can be a step in the right direction.

The Benefit of Ralph Lauren's Blunder

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

Ralph Lauren has seen better days. This week his company has been blasted for allegedly firing a size 4 model for being "overweight" and photoshopping her into a grotesquely and impossibly thin woman.

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.

So How's That New Year's Resolution Working Out for You?

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Has anyone out there either fully abandoned your resolutions, decided to forgo making any this year, or are you in the process of making some realistic adjustments to your resolutions?

Weighing College Students: Discrimination Or Life Saving?

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

While well meaning in nature, we have to consider that obesity is incredibly complex and has multiple origins. Therefore, interventions are likely to be as complex in nature.

Fat Talk Free Week: Think More Like Oprah Less Like Chelsea Lately

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

Imagine stepping in front of the mirror and instead of hearing critical comments about your weight or the "f" word immediately jumping into your head, you accept who you are.

Walking for a Cause: Eating Disorder Awareness

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

See a Two Minute Video: Join Dr. Susan Albers on the walk: http://www.youtube.com On October 11th the very first National Eating Disorders Associ...

What Courtney Cox Revealed About Her Body

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

In Cox's interview with O'Brien, she discusses a scene from Cougar Town that many people, particularly women, can identify with.

A Law that May Radically Change the Way You Eat

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

Ignoring or obsessing about calories is a problem. The trick is to raise your awareness of what you are eating. Think content, not calories.

The Best Diet

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

It turns out that people lost weight with whatever diet they were able to adhere to. If they liked the diet and could stick to it, they lost weight. Not rocket science.

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.

Mindful Eating: 4 Ways To Practice

Karen Leland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Leland

Mindful eating is important because it is a long-term approach to eating (versus dieting which is short term). Mindful eating is realistic. It doesn't cut out any foods from your diet. 

When you slow down, you think more clearly.

Should Junk Food Be Banned? Dr. Oz Weighs In

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

Dr. Oz, a frequent quest on Oprah, has banned junk food in the office of his new television show.

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.

Reinvigorate Your Relationship with Mindful Eating

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

Whatever the status of your relationship, mindful eating can help you reconnect with each other or to deepen your connection. It's an opportunity to get out of your heads and back into your bodies.

Abducted by an Eating Disorder

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

How can you get someone back from an eating disorder once they have been abducted? It takes time and treatment. Most of all, it takes compassion to help them find their way back to mindful eating, a truly balanced relationship with food.

Are You a Work of Art? The Secret to a Better Body Image

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

At times, we narrow in on one aspect of who we are and lose sight of the big picture.

Muffintop: The New Feminine?

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

A woman should have a little pooch. It's part of what makes us womanly.

Hide Your Body, Hide Yourself

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

If you're always looking for ways to not be seen, how do you speak out? How do you move through the world if you have an invisible cloak that has no magical powers other than to keep you in your own shadow?

Computer Loneliness

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Take some time away from cyberspace and connect. Appreciate. See life and yourself as small miracles and allow yourself to experience awe.