This is the week in my mindful eating class where I suggest that people eat food that honors their taste buds, their body, and the environment. What does that mean? To me, it means eating food that puts a smile on my face and food that is local, organic, and seasonal as much as possible. I went
To stay excited about eating, I save up my pennies and go out to eat once in a while in places that know how to make really good food. It helps me remember to be a more creative cook, and it helps me remember how incredible food can taste from the hands of a really good chef.
How many times have you done a particular behavior even though you’ve told yourself just as many times that you aren’t going to do it ever again? Be honest. You don’t have to tell anyone. But, you do have to live with the consequences of your behavior. This morning it was me getting mad and
Last week I received a Change.org petition to ask Kraft to stop using dangerous food dyes in our mac & cheese. Apparently Kraft does not use Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 in the mac & cheese they sell in other countries, including the UK, because of consumer outcry. I signed the petition and you can too
If you don’t know what “bliss point,” “sensory-specific satiety,” “mouth feel,” “perfect break point,” and “vanishing caloric density” are then you should probably read the new book entitled “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” or at least read an excerpt in the intriguing article by the author, Michael Moss, in this week’s
The holidays are beginning to wind down and now is the time you might start to wonder in a slightly agitated voice “how could I have eaten so much over the holidays?” or “why can’t fit into these pants anymore (did they shrink)?” If that resonates with you or if you’re just looking to get
Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food—sounds a lot like the Slow Food Movement to me. Events are taking place across the nation to promote “eating real” food. Go to thewebsite to find out about events in your area and to take their “real food” quiz to find
It’s the second week of the mindfulness-based stress reduction program and some people are wondering why on earth I am asking them to do the body scan every day (a formal mindfulness exercise that asks people to systematically bring attention to their body from head to toe). All kinds of comments are made after we
Mindfulness is a great way of helping us contemplate our values. When we’re present we can really feel the contentment and ease of our lives when we’re living in a way consistent with what we belief in and how we would like to behave. And conversely, you can feel the discomfort of living and behaving
I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed about mindful eating and thought you might enjoy reading the article at Slimkicker. Learn how I discovered mindful eating, how you do it, how you benefit from it, how to socialize and eat mindfully at the same time, how to incorporate mindfulness into your workday and more.