Category: Mindful eating

Meal as medicine

https://newfoodeconomy.org/culinary-meal-as-medicine-mindful-eating-trauma-anxiety-disorder/ A must-read article, which explores the notion that “food, and the very rituals of eating, could also have the power to heal afflictions of the mind.” Check out the following statements by Jeffrey Zurofsky, the culinary director of a treatment center in California, who also…

Mindful eating as meaningful action

As farm-to-school programs, community gardens, CSAs, and farmer’s markets grow in number, more individuals are participating in and gaining an appreciation for the entire food cycle, from growing their food to procuring, preparing, cooking, and savoring it. First Lady Michelle Obama’s famous White House…

The Mindful Eating Toolbox

Let’s face it, many pictures that we’ve seen associated with the mindful eating “movement” depict some version of a thin woman eating a big bowl of salad, or an overweight woman triumphantly choosing an apple over a cheeseburger. As if there were true “good”…

Food as a doorway into mindfulness

Yesterday I made an old favorite, Split Pea Soup with Frizzled Ham, from Mark Bittman’s Food Matters Cookbook. More of an autumn gal, personally, I was thrilled by the morning’s cloud cover and seized the brief spell of cool weather as justification for a…

Making adjustments, on and off the plate

In the picture below, a couple of our hens are enjoying one of their first spring days outside. April 2016. They’re little more than scrappy balls of molting feathers, but over the course of four months, they will blossom into full-fledged hens. During their first…

How to set up a daily mindful eating practice

Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D., a Center for Mindful Eating (TCME) Board Member and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF, offers some advice on how to set up a daily mindful eating practice.  

“The Eat-Repent-Repeat” cycle

I came across this brief talk by Michelle May, MD, as I survey videos from various colleagues. She does a great job of exploring the Why/When/What/How/Where of out-of-control eating, and reminds us of the value of intuitive and mindful eating. Also, “nutrition should be…

EAT curriculum – coming soon!

I’ll be releasing a more detailed outline by the end of the week, but here is an overview of the new-and-improved EAT curriculum that I’ll be teaching again beginning in October: An introduction to mindfulness skills (and how they will help you reach your…

Half a Cookie, Coming Home

From this book: “Forming a healthier relationship with food isn’t about banning certain foods from your life. Nor is it about never eating in certain situations, including when you are in need of some comfort. A range of coping strategies is good. Rather it’s…

Mindfulness: the “ultimate habit”

More from The Weight Escape  – can you tell that I’m liking this book? “Mindfulness is the antidote to the modern fight or flight syndrome. It enables us to shift into an alternative pause and plan mode…and to respond with intention or purpose. Mindfulness gives us the mental space…