I am pleased to announce that I will be offering my first teleconference with The Center for Mindful Eating on Thursday, June 26, at 11:00 a.m. (CST). This is a FREE teleconference that will discuss the BASICS of Mindful Eating — guidelines (not rules) to help you become conscious about what, when, why, and how you eat.
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
There probably isn’t anything I find more powerful or helpful than a pause. Stopping and taking a deep breath when you’re stressed, angry, impatient, or frustrated can keep you from (a) saying things that you wished you hadn’t said, (b) sending emails you wished you hadn’t sent, (c) doing things that you wish you hadn’t
I’ve recently been asked to say, in one sentence, my advice to people getting into mindfulness. There are so many things I would like to say that parsing it down to one sentence seemed like quite a challenge. To help me and (hopefully) you in the process, I will share the advice that I’ve been given
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
Although not approved yet, the Federal Drug and Food Administration is working on changing our food labels for the first time in 20 years. It will be a long process (2 years or more) before we would see all of the changes, but I think we are moving in the right direction. Two proposals suggest the
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 feel like you’re juggling more balls than you can keep in the air? Are you becoming increasingly distracted, irritable, impulsive, and restless? Are you having difficulty keeping up with your work? If so, you may be experiencing what most working people have at some time or the other. It’s called Attention Deficit Trait
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?