Before you eat, use the power of a pause to notice why you want to eat. Between your thoughts and actions is a gap that can move you out of autopilot.
Eating for emotional reasons is normal—we all do it! Food can be calming, comforting, and add pleasure to our lives, but your triggers for emotional eating can give you clues about how to meet your true needs.
Mindful eating has captured the attention of people with diabetes who crave an alternative to conventional restrictive approaches to diabetes management.
For 20+ years of yoyo dieting, I thought there was something wrong with me that needed to be fixed. Ironically, with every diet-try, I became more convinced. The diets seemed to work. Until they didn't.
Weight cycling, weight loss then weight regain, is the frustrating and predictable outcome of yo-yo dieting. "I want my body back!" is often followed by dieting and more weight cycling!
Mindful eating isn't for everyone. It sounds great (maybe too good to be true) but are you afraid mindful eating won't work for you? Let's talk!
At our Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat, it was clear how common binge eating and bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery, WLS) are.
Instead of being stuck in the familiar, predictable patterns of yo-yo dieting, let mindful eating guide you to a peaceful, joyful relationship with food.
As I stood in the cosmetics check-out line, I casually noticed the size diversity of the women waiting, in sharp contrast to the giant posters in the windows advertising a much narrower definition of beauty.
Pause and listen to your body. Becoming curious about its signals and needs will transform your relationship with your body into a partnership.