‘intuitive eating’

Interpreting Holiday Eating Advice with an Intuitive Eye

By Marsha Hudnall on 11/30/2011

It wouldn’t be December without the songs, sparkly decorations, and yes, advice about what to eat during the holidays.  Much of which you might want to ignore if you’re trying to become a normal, intuitive eater, or if you are already one and want to stay that way. No matter which description fits you, it can be hard sometimes to […] Read more »

Use caution when following holiday eating advice

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Sensory Deprivation for Mindfulness

By Chef Lisa on 07/21/2011

At first glance, the title of today’s blog might have thrown you for a loop.  After all, doesn’t mindfulness mean to be in the moment, experiencing it for all it’s worth?  Of course!  Which is why sometimes it’s best to take the moment one piece at a time, as we do in Darla’s guided eating exercise at our healthy weight […] Read more »

Eating Out of Control & Hopeless

By Darla Breckenridge on 07/18/2011

Hopelessness can lead you down the path of inactivity and which leads to sinking roots into the couch.  Food becomes the panacea, the escape mechanism, the food addiction. Obsessing about what to eat next, using food to cope with emotional upset and feeling out of control with eating increase negative self talk and feelings of hopelessness.  Many women come to […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – You Eat With Your Eyes First, Part Two

By Chef Lisa on 04/21/2011

(This is a continuation of last Thursday's post on increasing the satiety qualities of a healthy meal.) If you are careful about pasta, you know that the portion of 2 ounces of cooked spaghetti can be downright depressing, it looks so small. Use hollow pasta shapes such as penne and ziti instead. The same 2 oz portion seems much bigger. […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – You Eat With Your Eyes First

By Chef Lisa on 04/14/2011

Here at our healthy weight loss spa, we talk a lot about satiety. Satiety is more than just satisfaction, it refers to that feeling of being gratified from what you’ve experienced. And eating a nutritionally appropriate meal just might not be enough to cause that feeling. For example, consider a perfectly healthy meal of baked chicken, brown rice, and yellow […] Read more »

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