I've got something great in store for you!
I've been putting together my next summit The Well Fed Mind. I have brought together some of the top experts in the field of health and wellness to speak to you about how to nourish your mind and your body so you can overcome the struggle with yo-yo dieting and emotional eating for good!
You will hear from Michelle May, M.D on how to break the Eat- Repent- Repeat cycle. Elisha Goldstein Ph.D, the creator of the Center for Mindful Living, will tell you how mindfulness can help you permanently change your habits and behaviors around food and eating and Chef AJ will tell you how she shed pounds and stopped emotional eating by adapting a diet of eating whole, unprocessed foods.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg on my amazing guest speakers! This is a FREE online summit that I created just for you!
Each day starting March 14th you will hear from two of the experts and receive a downloadable FREE GIFT that all of my experts will have for you.
Just CLICK HERE to grab your seat, get all of the details and Meet The Experts!
Here are some GREAT TIPS from my guest Michelle May, M.D founder of
Am I Hungry Mindful Eating Programs
Mindful Eating: Get Out of Autopilot
Have you ever finished a candy bar and wished you had just one more bite? Are you surprised when your hand hits the bottom of the popcorn bucket at the movies? Do you ever feel completely stuffed and miserable after you eat?
These are all symptoms of mindless or unconscious eating.
Many people eat while they watch TV, drive, work-even while talking on the telephone. And many people eat too fast, so busy filling the next forkful that they don't notice the bite in their mouth. Since your brain can only really focus on one thing at a time, you'll miss the subtle signs of fullness so you won't stop until you feel uncomfortable or until you run out of food. Most importantly, you won't enjoy your food as much so you have to eat more to feel satisfied.
Mindful Eating is Eating with Intention and Attention
Eating is a natural, healthy, and pleasurable activity when it's done to satisfy hunger. The bottom line is that a healthy lifestyle is not just about what you eat. How you eat matters just as much.
Choosing to eat "mindfully," in other words, giving food and eating your full attention, will allow you to have optimal satisfaction and enjoyment without eating to excess.
Mindful eating makes it possible for you to experience the difference between physical satisfaction and fullness. Mindful eating also allows you to feel more satisfied with smaller quantities of food. Learning to savor your food simply makes eating more pleasurable. Knowing what satisfies you and getting the most pleasure from your eating experiences are key factors for a lifetime of health.
Simple Steps for Mindful Eating
Try the following strategies for Mindful Eating to help you identify your body's signals and truly enjoy your food:
• Start by recognizing whether you're hungry before you begin eating. If you aren't hungry, you won't be as interested so it will be harder to stay focused. Besides, if a craving doesn't come from hunger, eating will never satisfy it.
• Don't wait until you're famished. One of the keys to conscious eating is to keep your body adequately fed to avoid becoming overly hungry which increases the chance that you'll overeat.
• Next, decide how full you want to be when you're finished eating. When you eat with the intention of feeling better when you're done eating, you're less likely to keep eating until the food is gone.
• Choose food that will satisfy both your body and your mind. Our society is so obsessed with eating right that we sometimes eat things we don't even like. However, satisfaction comes not just from fullness but from enjoying the taste of your food--without guilt. Feeling guilty about eating certain foods actually causes more overeating, not less.
• Set the table in a pleasant manner. Creating a pleasant ambience adds to the enjoyment of eating and to your level of satisfaction. Besides, you deserve it.
• Eat without distractions. If you eat while you're distracted by watching television, driving, or talking on the telephone, you won't be giving your food or your body's signals your full attention. As a result, you may feel full but not satisfied.
• Eat when you're sitting down. Choose one or two particular areas at home and at work that are only used for eating and eat only there. For example, do not eat while standing over the sink, peering into the refrigerator or sitting in bed.
• Appreciate the occasion. Appreciate the atmosphere, the company, or simply the fact that you're giving yourself the opportunity to sit down and enjoy your meal.
• Take a few breaths and center yourself before you begin eating. This will help you slow down and give eating your full attention.
• Appreciate the aroma and the appearance of your food. Notice the colors, textures, and smells of the food and imagine what it will taste like.
• Decide which food looks the most appetizing and start eating that food first. If you save the best until last, you may want to eat it even if you are full.
• Savor the aromas and tastes of your food as you eat it. Put your fork down between bites and be conscious of all the different sensations you are experiencing.
• If you notice that you're not enjoying what you chose, choose something else if possible. Eating food you don't enjoy will leave you feeling dissatisfied.
• Pause in the middle of eating for at least two full minutes. Estimate how much more food it will take to fill you to comfortable satiety.
• Push your plate forward or get up from the table as soon as you feel satisfied. The desire to keep eating will pass quickly. Keep in mind that you'll eat again when you're hungry.
Notice how you feel when you're finished eating. If you overate, don't punish yourself. Instead, be aware of the physical and/or emotional discomfort that often accompanies being overly full and create a plan to decrease the likelihood that you'll overeat next time.
My mission is to help everyone who has spent years struggling with yo-yo dieting, emotional eating and their relationship with food and weight.
I can help you break those old behavior patterns and limiting beliefs so you can live vibrantly and be your best self!
Hop on board and join me at The Well Fed Mind Summit! Be sure to share this email with all of those you know and love!