Mindful Eating

The Inner Voice That Tricks You

Do you ever start your day with the best intentions to eat well and take good care of your body, only to succumb to the voice inside that tricks you into chowing down a bag of chips, a few too many cookies, or that coffee drink which is loaded with sugar and whipped cream?

I know this has happened to me far more often than I’d like to admit. It took me years to calm that voice down and honor my desires to take better care of my body.

If You are Trying to Lose Weight, Keep this Far From Your Plate

We all know that sugar, white flour, soda, and other processed foods pack on the pounds and take a toll on our health. What many of us do not realize is healthy eating goes beyond the actual food on our plate.

If you are trying to feel great in your summer clothes, I challenge you to hide a super powerful object every time you eat. It might seem small and innocent but it has a profound influence on your metabolism and digestion. This object has become a welcome guest at the table. Many of us feel we cannot live without it.

Any guesses as to what it might be?

Stop and Think- It's Not Just for Kids

When I was a teacher-in-training, my mentor had a big sign outside her door that said: “Stop and Think”. The sign served as a reminder for the children to slow down, come in quietly, and be ready to work. When students would enter the room with wild loud energy, my mentor would refer to the sign. The students knew this meant they needed to step out and re-enter the classroom in a calmer manner.

The “Stop and Think” technique is valuable in so many areas of life. It serves as a tool to slow down and ask ourselves if what we are about to do is in alignment with the results we’re seeking.

I find the “Stop and Think” technique especially useful when it comes to what and how we eat. It can be used before, during and after we eat.