Thursday, December 8, 2016

This Year’s Goal: Learn To Love Your Body

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.yourtango.com/experts/laura-cipullo, It’s a brand new year. Typically, we start January with ambitious new year’s resolutions that we may or may not have real success with. This year I ask you to step out of the traditional box and resolve to forgo the gimmicky “I will’s.” Instead, I urge you to join […]

Time to Eat

October 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Intuitive Eating, Mindfulness, Self-Care

Graciously re-posted courtesy of ww.psychologytoday.com/blog/eating-mindfully The clock hits noon—that means its lunchtime. My co-worker brought cookies to work—I might as well eat one (or three). That chips ad on television looks so tempting—I’ll go into the kitchen and grab a handful. I’m meeting friends at my favorite restaurant for dinner—I better order something yummy. These […]

Sign the Declaration of Independence from Dieting!

It’s July 4th in the U.S.  A day when we celebrate the country’s independence from external rule.  What better time to declare your independence from dieting?  Dieting is another form of external rule that causes all sorts of problems, many of them very serious.  Here’s a “short” list of just 40 Reasons to Stop Dieting […]

Finding the Joy in Eating: An Experiment

In a recent post on our blog A Weight Lifted, Darla Breckenridge, psychologist and behavioral leader at Green Mountain at Fox Run, shared some thoughts on how we can change our brain with mindfulness.  The overall thrust of the post was that how we repeatedly react to emotional situations causes actual structural changes in the […]

The Day After: Mindfully Eating Chocolate

Do you have a box of chocolates calling your name the day after Valentine’s Day?  Or has it already been enjoyed?  Notice my choice of verbs there — I’m subtly conveying the pleasure we can get from something as simple as chocolate. Now the words chocolate and simple may not be words you often pair […]

What’s in a Name? Mindful Eating vs Intuitive Eating vs Competent Eating

Is there a real difference between mindful eating, intuitive eating or any other name internally-regulated eating goes by these days?  It’s an important question in a time when so many people are trying to recover from decades of diet thinking that led them to disordered eating, to the real detriment of their health and happiness. […]

Calories…Again??

In listening to a radio show discussing the impact of recently-released 2012 school lunch/breakfast regulations, a primary feature of which is the limitation of calories per meal, obviously in response to concern over children’s weights,  it struck me once again how misguided is the focus on calories that public health initiatives continue to have. Certainly, […]

Is Your Definition of Healthy Eating Keeping You From Doing It?

Have you sworn off dieting but still seem to struggle with healthy eating?  It could be the way you define the term. In the Redefining Healthy Eating class I teach at Green Mountain at Fox Run, I ask women what comes to mind when I say the words “healthy eating.”  While more and more frequently […]

This Year, Resolve NOT to Diet!

February 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image, Dieting, Food Revolution

This guest post provided by Dr. Dana from www.drudallweiner.com Deprivation is not my friend.  Although I have tried to make use of it in past diets—depriving myself of particular foods I deem off-limits or forbidden—it always comes back to haunt me.  Most people who have tried to restrict their calories or change their diet will say […]

Intuitive eating: an approach for the chronic dieter

September 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Dieting

This guest post provided by Heidi_PsyD Maria grew up in a family of 8 children. “It was very regimented,” she says. “It didn’t matter whether I liked bologna and cheese, that was lunch.” As a result of her upbringing Maria lost touch with many of her needs, and experiences such as going to restaurants is […]

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