FOOD for THOUGHT: What is Mindful Eating?

What is Mindful Eating?

By Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC, NCC
Spring 2014

Mindful eating is a way of eating that can create a whole new relationship with food. It provides us with an opportunity to pay close attention to the wisdom of our bodies as opposed to the judgmental, harsh and simultaneously demanding, insatiable voice in our head. It grants us space to calm ourselves as we prepare a meal and again before we begin to eat so we can be totally present for the experience. When we are aware of the process of eating, we might notice that we are satisfied with much less food.

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Mindless Eating Can Eat Away At Your Relationship with Yourself

Mindless Eating

By Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor

How do you feel about yourself after you discover that you polished off a bag of potato chips when your intention was just to “have a couple”?  What do you say to yourself when you try on the jeans that fit great just a few months ago and the zipper won’t proceed upward due to excess flesh?

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Mindful Eating: FALL Carb Cravings

Fall Carb Cravings

By Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Can you feel the difference in the air? Are you noticing changes in animals’ behavior? Are you aware of the subtle signs that Fall has arrived?

There’s a not so subtle sign that my clients notice this time of the year: Are you craving carbs? And, if so, is that freaking you out?

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