Archive for the Conscious Eating Category

Michael Pollan’s Food Rules

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I’ve written about Michael Pollan before. Journalist, professor and activist, Pollan is a key thought leader in the nutrition world and my hero. His seven word mantra, “Eat food, mostly plants, not too much” has helped me and countless others navigate our complicated food scene in a seemingly simpler way. In addition to Pollan, many cultures have passed down all kinds of wisdom about food and how to eat properly. Your grandmother may have told you the importance of not eating too much, or to savor meal time spent in the company of family and friends. For example, in Japan, there is a […]

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My Hero: Michael Pollan

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I’d like to introduce you to my hero of the nutrition world. For the past twenty-five years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment. He is the author of five New York Times bestsellers: Cooked (2013); Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual (2010); In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (2008); The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006) and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World (2001). ( I have read them all…I love this guy and the way he thinks.) One of my favorite […]

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5 Sure-fire Ways to STOPP Overeating and Improve Impulse Control

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Faced with something on your fork that shouldn’t be going into your mouth? We’ve all been there. Healthy intentions go right out the window when temptation is in the room. No need to panic. From now on, use the acronym STOPP to save you from the next compulsive bite and free you from any pending guilt. I am so proud when my coaching clients declare, “Oh, I STOPPed that craving right in its tracks.” Let’s go! S stands for Seek out Social Support… There is something magical about reaching out to a friend. Research shows social support to be one […]

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Embrace these 5 Habits for No-Brainer Weight Loss

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Habits work. Diets don’t. Be a better changer, not a better dieter by incorporating these 5 stress-free habits into your daily routine. Beyond carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, your weight loss success is about making consistent and persistent changes in your eating patterns. Turn those changes into habits and you won’t have to think about being healthy; you’ll do it automatically. Here’s the top five habits: 1. Don’t eat when you aren’t hungry. (I heard that heavy *sigh*) I know we are biologically driven to eat, and love doing it. Controlling the eating impulse can be hard when food is everywhere. But in today’s […]

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Breaking Bread

Self-love is about treating yourself with the same care, tolerance, generosity, and compassion as you would treat your best friend. It is nice to have someone you love, in your corner, cheering you on at all times.

There is nothing better than feeling like you fit in. As a kid, we moved around a lot and every September I started a new grade at a new school. I did not mind finding my way around a new building or meeting new teachers and classmates, but getting through the lunch period petrified me. All morning I worried myself about, “Who would I eat with? Would I have to eat alone?” Lunchtime weighed heavily on my little mind. I will always remember my first week of third grade. It was lunchtime at my new school and I made my […]

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