Joyful Eating during Rosh Hashanah: How to enjoy the food with ease, grace and mindfulness

Filed Under: Holiday Eating

“And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done, full of tasks, claims, and demands; and let us see that we learn to take it without letting fall too much of what it has to bestow upon those who demand of it necessary, serious, and great things.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, 1892-1910 ― Are you feeling stressed and anxious about Rosh Hashanah and the three day...

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Give Yourself Unconditional Permission To Eat What You Want!

Filed Under: Non-Diet Approach

WHAT??? Y.E.S. Anything you want. This is Principle 3 “Make Peace with Food” in the book Intuitive Eating by Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole. If you haven’t read the book and you want to change your relationship with food, I highly recommend it. What does this principle actually mean? It means: No more forbidden foods. No more restriction. No more good foods / bad foods. Take away the food rules. Remove guilt and deprivation. Eating what you really want. No more...

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What Are You Really, Truly Hungry For?

Filed Under: Change

What are you really craving? I am not talking about salt + vinegar chips or cheesecake. What are you craving that would be better than chips? Something that would make cheesecake pale in comparison. There are many reasons we overeat - one of those reasons is an unfed deeper hunger. It’s a hunger that cannot be satisfied with food because we still feel that ongoing emptiness after eating. Before I started on the path of making peace with food and my body, my life revolved around food. On a...

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The A to Z of Food and Eating Mindfully

Filed Under: Mindful Eating

People often ask me “what exactly is mindful eating”? Many think mindful eating is healthy eating but it’s so much more than that! Here is the A-Z of Mindful Eating. A — Awareness and Attention When eating pay attention to the food in your mouth. Become aware of the flavours, textures and tastes. Through awareness we can address our eating challenges, by noticing our triggers to binge or overeat. B — Breathe and Body Before eating, take a breath and...

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“The banquet is in the first bite...”

- Unknown -

“Seldom is the last of anything better than the first...”

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“If hunger is not the problem, food is not the solution.”

- Brooke Castillo -

“Someday society will doubt the wisdom of dieting rather than the willpower of dieters...”

- Unknown -

“In eating, a third of the stomach should be filled with food, a third with drink and the rest left empty...”

- Unknown -

“If you are invested in security and certainty, you are on the wrong planet...”

- Pema Chodron -

“The only journey is the one within...”

- Rainer Maria Rilke -

“Right in the difficult must we have our joys, our happiness, our dreams: there against the depth of this background, they stand out. There for the first time, we see how beautiful they are.”

- Rainer Maria Rilke -

“Wellness isn't about deprivation and it's not about perfection. It is about pointing yourself in the direction of growth, training yourself to get comfortable with your highest potential and then taking small steps to support that shift. It is about showing up for yourself day by day and then one day finding that you have undergone a transformation.”

- Kathy Freston -

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