Posts Tagged ‘Intuitive Eating’

The Science and Psychology of Intuitive Eating

Imagine a world where you woke up each day and had an easy relationship with food. You ate when you were hungry and stopped when you were full. There are no moments of being hard on yourself. No beating yourself up when you ate something “bad.” No shame or guilt. No eating out of anger […]

Does Weight Loss Improve Body Image?

There is a common belief that body image is correlated with one’s actual physical appearance. That is, many of us believe that if we somehow “improve” how we look – by losing weight, for example – we will be happier with our appearance. It makes sense, but it is not always true. A Purdue University […]

Natural Weight Loss and Mindfulness

In the world of nutrition, there is often so much focus on how quickly a particular diet can help us lose weight, and how many pounds it can help us shed, that we forget why we want to lose weight to begin with—to be healthy and happy. Applying the seven attitudinal factors of mindfulness, as […]

Binge Eating and Mindfulness

One of the most challenging eating behaviors to address is binge eating. Often, we attach a great deal of guilt and shame to it, which only makes it more challenging to overcome. An approach that is often helpful is to bring mindfulness to our work with binge eating. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, one of the first […]

Why Are You Trying to Lose Weight?

These days, it sometimes feels like it’s more common to meet people who are trying to lose weight than it is to find those who are content with their bodies. According to a Gallup poll, 51% of Americans say they want to lose weight. And globally, according to Business Insider, a recent report released by […]

Is it Time to Stop Dieting?

If we were to take a random survey of people on the street, most likely, a majority of them would either be dieting or would have done so in the past. Dieting is incredibly popular in our culture, and entire industries of foods, books, and videos perpetuate it. In fact, it is so common that, […]

More on Mindful Eating

These days, we hear a lot about how we need to stress less, enjoy life more, slow down and bring more awareness to our daily activities. And what a great idea this truly is. But what many fail to notice is that under the heading of slowing down, stressing less, and relaxing more includes eating. […]

A Breakthrough Approach to Weight – with Marc David

It’s time to spice up the conversation of weight and its loss with some honest and straight shooting talk. It’s also time to introduce some fresh ideas about what’s really going on with weight. Tune in as Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares some great insights on this compelling […]