The Eating Mindfully Blog

6 Easy Back-To-School Mindful Eating Tips - Here are 6 Easy Back-To-School Mindful Eating tips. Yes, it’s that time of year. Kids are putting on their backpacks, doing homework and packing lunches again. Start off the school year on a healthy, mindful foot. Remember these 6 B’s! (Click the image to see a larger version of the 6 B’s). Feel free to […]
Mindfully Changing Habits - We have a lot of habits when it comes to eating—particularly at breakfast. If you eat cereal for breakfast, it’s likely that you have developed a daily routine—a particular bowl you use, a place you sit, how much milk you pour in, what you sprinkle on top, for example. A new study (link is external) […]
New Mindful Eating Infographic For You (+BONUS Download) - Check out this new infographic I created to help explain how mindful eating happens. Feel free to share! Making healthy, mindful food decision takes a team effort from your entire body–from you head to your toes. Enjoy! BONUS: Download a hard copy here to put on your refrigerator, your desk, or to give to clients. […]
Steps to SIP Mindfully - Today, I’d like to share with you two of my favorite drinks to help you to calm and soothe your nerves. Just like eating mindfully, we can also “drink mindfully” –using all of your senses and mindfully being in-the-moment as you sip. Also, hydration is a key aspect in managing your appetite. It’s easy to […]
How to Eat a Mindful Breakfast - Answer this question: What do you eat for breakfast? Nothing The quickest thing I can find (cold left over pizza, cookies, granola bar) Cereal, it’s what I eat everyday Something healthy to give me energy (green smoothie, eggs, yogurt etc.) We all know the mantra: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It […]
The Size Of Each Piece of Food You Eat May Impact How Much You Eat Of It - One of my favorite researchers is Dr. Barbara Rolls (I always find it ironic that she has a food name!). She has given us many amazing studies on how we eat and the many tricky factors that challenge our appetite (volume, liquids, fibers, fruit, bowl size). I thought about Dr. Rolls and one of her […]
Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8 - Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight                -Buddhist Quote This Buddhist quote is one of my favorite sayings. A friend gave me a card (pictured) many years ago when I first started writing books. The very first publisher I submitted my manuscript to responded with a two page letter explaining why I should never be […]
Today's To Do List The Two Letter Word That Can Make A HUGE Difference In How You Eat - One tiny, two letter word can make a HUGE difference in how you eat according to a new research study by Dr. Brian Wansink of Cornell University. For years the diet industry has made a living off of telling people what not do to like “don’t” eat sugar and you “shouldn’t” have fat. Intuitively, we […]
Woman Mindfully Enjoying Ice Cream The Most Mindful Way to Eat Ice Cream - Ice cream is the quintessential summer treat. Who doesn’t love this cool, creamy dessert on a hot, summer day? If you are working on mindful eating, considering the following information to help you eat ice cream in a more mindful way. Remember that mindful eating is more about how you eat than what you eat. […]
3 Questions To Help You Better Understand Your Relationship With Food - I’ve included a photo of me with my mom celebrating Mother’s Day at the Rail in Canton, Ohio—one of our favorite places! Over lunch, we discussed some of the eating/shopping/food habits that I acquired from her over the years (I talk in more detail about how my mom shaped my relationship to food in my […]
The 5 Languages of Mindful Support - The Best Ways to Support A Friend/Significant Other Who is Eating More Mindfully Do you know YOUR love language? You can use this chart to help your family and friends give you the ideal support when trying to eat healthier. Adapted from the 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman Have you read The Five […]
The Best Food to Reduce Hunger and Increase Fullness Throughout Your Entire Day - Do you get to work in the morning and feel hungry before you even start your day—even though you just ate breakfast before you left. Many clients ask me what are some of the best foods to help reduce hunger and make you feel more satisfied. A recent study in the journal, Appetite, suggests that […]
Emotional Vs. Physical Hunger: 4 Ways to Tell the Difference - It’s not easy to know the difference between physical and emotional hunger. When you have a craving for something sweet and gooey like a chocolate chip cookie or a cinnamon roll it could be: A) Your stomach’s way of gently reminding you that it’s time to refuel (carb cravings often come from being overly hungry!). […]