The Mindful Eating Institute | Archived Blog

April 13, 2020

Needless to say we live in very stressful and challenging times. Your need to reach for food (or alcohol) to cope with fear, stress or anxiety may have increased over the past few weeks. I understand that there is a greater underlying need to make yourself feel safe an...

March 11, 2020

When we feel stuck, frustrated, anxious, scared, under-appreciated, over-worked or simply alone and unsupported it is easy to slip into victim mode. The sense of hopelessness or helplessness may add to “black or white” thinking and cause us to write stories in our head...

January 28, 2020

Is eating a piece of pastry or having a glass of wine self-care or self-sabotage? It depends on the underlying need or desire. Is it the need to self-soothe, comfort or self-medicate? Or is it the desire to celebrate life and enhance it?

So, basically there are two fund...

January 7, 2020

Last night in group we discussed the importance of having a “tribe”, a strong circle of friends in our life who truly know and support us. The longing for (or lack of) strong and meaningful connections may have been the reason for emotional eating in the past. 

It...

December 8, 2019

“What is your heart hungry for?” I ask my clients who have been trying to lose weight for many years, sometimes even decades. This is a crucial question if we want to establish a healthy and relaxed relationship with food and our bodies. When food has taken on the role...

November 7, 2019

“I am not a project!”

… said one of my clients in group the other day. It sparked a very meaningful and interesting discussion. She stated that she was tired of following certain goals and putting pressure on herself regarding what to eat, when to exercise, when to medi...

October 8, 2019

Last night in group one of my clients shared that she was working on "creating her own chant" and becoming her own best friend & cheerleader.

What if you couldn’t distract yourself with your iPhone... iPad... Netflix... TV... or by calling a friend or even journaling? W...

October 4, 2019

If we don’t express ourselves creatively... or release appropriately, the body will do it for us and give us messages to pay attention to.

Lesson: Do not ignore your energy levels and push yourself or your body to the max... or it will give you (strong) signals to play...

September 14, 2019

When you find yourself restless and unsure of what to do next, I suggest you pause and create a space of peace and calm. Instead of eating to fill a void or deal with unsettling emotions, simply sit for 7 minutes, investigate and ask your “higher self” for an answer. O...

August 26, 2019

70% of Americans remain overweight or obese.  Consumers spend billions of dollars every year on fad diets, false promises and short-term solutions.  One-third of lost weight is often regained in the first year of treatment and often continues. People are tired of yo-yo...

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