True to Yourself Eating- Learning to Eat Mindfully, Joyfully and Skillfully

I have written plenty in the past year on mindful eating and how one can learn about their relationship to food—why they are eating and how they use food other than for physical nourishment. As I have described in previous posts, determining why we are eating and checking in while eating to determine our level … Continue reading True to Yourself Eating- Learning to Eat Mindfully, Joyfully and Skillfully

Skillpower to Wrap Your Mind Around Holiday Eating

1) Ditch Poverty Mentality - In my last post, I talked about using skillpower instead of willpower to eat well. We may be tempted to want to eat a lot during the holiday season because we fear missing out on such great food that isn’t around every day of the week, but is that really … Continue reading Skillpower to Wrap Your Mind Around Holiday Eating

Eating Well During the Holidays – Skillpower Not Willpower

My last post, Eating Well During the Holidays - Getting to the Root of the Matter, described how to address the underlying triggers of overeating during the holidays. Now that you are aware of emotional and stress eating and their triggers, you no longer have to be hijacked by your emotions and cravings--you can choose. … Continue reading Eating Well During the Holidays – Skillpower Not Willpower

Replace Overeating with Conscious Eating – Press the Pause Button

1) Eat slowly – This is the key to mindful eating for so many reasons. Eating slowly not only decreases the amount of food you are eating and enables you to feel full on less, but it also enables improved digestion because your body is in a more relaxed state. Eating quickly stimulates your parasympathetic … Continue reading Replace Overeating with Conscious Eating – Press the Pause Button

Mindful Mealtime Practices

In my last two posts I talked about the importance of mindful eating as well as the importance of being compassionate with ourselves as eating healthy becomes a practice instead of a quest for perfection. Eating mindfully, helps us to slow down which in turn makes us more conscious of what and how much we … Continue reading Mindful Mealtime Practices

The ‘Practice-Not-Perfection’ Diet

As you become more mindful you might start to notice that after talking to a particular family member or after a hard day at work you tend to overeat dinner. In these instances we do not give even a second thought to how much we are eating or even what we are eating. I often … Continue reading The ‘Practice-Not-Perfection’ Diet

Mindful Eating: Your Relationship with Food, Your Waistline and Your Health

Eating is a spiritual practice. Traditionally, people recognized the sacredness of food and eating. Sacred often has a religious connotation but according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary it means ‘entitled to reverence’ and ‘highly valued’. In the past food was not readily available and required a great amount of energy to obtain: planting, cultivating, harvesting as … Continue reading Mindful Eating: Your Relationship with Food, Your Waistline and Your Health