Mindful eating is important for all of us who want to be healthy, but it is even more important for people with diabetes. I was pleasantly surprised when I received the latest copy of Diabetes Self-Management magazine and noticed “The Benefits of Mindful Eating” on the cover. The article described the research that has been
I’m getting excited because our Columbia Farmers Market is getting ready to move OUTSIDE for the spring! They hold the market indoors for the winter but spring starts Thursday and it’s time to move into the great outdoors. No matter where you live, visit your local market this week and join in the fun of
The best recipes for me are ones that are easy and quick to make, good for you, and delicious—my idea of “healthy fast food.” So, when I find a new recipe that fits all of those categories, I have to share it with you. I first had this dish when I visited my niece, Sarah,
The problem: Conflicting and confusing diet and nutrition information. The New York Times had an article on Sunday entitled “Why Nutrition Is So Confusing” that I want to share with you. It resonates with me a lot, because I teach a class on mindful eating filled with people who come in confused about what they
Do you eat when you’re stressed, bored, or sad? Do you snack without noticing that you’re eating? Do you have trouble not eating certain foods if they’re around the house? Do you have a hard time not overeating? (e.g. eating until you’re too full) Are you easily enticed to eat, even when you’re not hungry?
In case you missed the article in the New York Times on Sunday, the question that was raised was “what if broccoli was marketed like other highly processed food we get tricked into buying?” Michael Moss, the author of “Sugar, Fat, and Salt: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” asked some of the master marketing
It is amazing to me how trainable our taste buds must be. I say this because many people at the beginning of my mindful eating class say they prefer to eat fast food, junk food, and processed food instead of fresh fruits and vegetables. They prefer the taste of food laden with chemicals and pesticides
Do you eat when you’re stressed, bored, or sad? Do you snack without noticing that you’re eating? Do you have trouble not eating certain foods if they’re around the house? Do you have a hard time not overeating? (e.g. eating until you’re too full)Are you easily enticed to eat, even when you’re not hungry? Are
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.