Category Archives: Mindfulness

chocolate cake experiement

Check out this blog by Rosemary Stanton. She contrasts eating with the intent to have a healthy body and optimal eating experiences rather than eating to lose weight. The choc cake experiment is contained within. You could substitute any highly … Continue reading

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A fear of hunger?

Eating too often, being overly focused on the next meal or snack, eating too much at meals…could a fear of hunger be behind these urges and habits?  I was at a meditation class last night and the instructor suggested the … Continue reading

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Mind Clutter and overeating

Check out this blog by US Psychologist Melissa McCreery: http://toomuchonherplate.com/mind-clutter-and-overeating/

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How to stop eating after dinner

Go to bed Drink water or tea instead, maybe you are just thirsty especially if you had wine with dinner Eat enough during the day including the good carbs (low Gi) – mentally you may feel entitled to over eat … Continue reading

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How to reduce emotional eating

Check out this article: http://www.wlslifestyles.com/all-blogs/melissa-mccreery-phd/20120620796/emotional-eating-help-how-not-to-eat-when-you-dont-know-what-else-to-do.php  

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Eat junk, feel junked: you are what you eat

Being a student of meditation has its advantages. I get to learn a lot about alternative ideas that challenge my western assumptions. Let me tell you about Kosha’s and Guna’s and you can see if they are relevant to your … Continue reading

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Craving Control

Food cravings can de-rail you and are common. There are 4 causes: Comfort eating – eating to avoid an uncomfortable feeling Physical food addiction – to sugar, fat and/or salt Habit –buying a chocolate bar with your petrol Environmental – … Continue reading

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Can meditation help you lose weight?

According to my meditation teachers probably not. They had a few obese meditators who didnt lose weight. However recent brain research on addiction suggests regular meditation  can re-train your brain to reduce junk food cravings. There is some research that suggests … Continue reading

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Are you hungry or craving?

People often tell me “ I am (or I was) hungry all the time”. But are you really hungry or craving? Most cravings are a side-effect of the modern food industry combined with our increasingly stressful lifestyles. Many people turn … Continue reading

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Your Secret Garden

- a mindfulness experiment .  This is a lovely article with a very long link from Neuro-psychologist Rick Kausman. Rick has a great bi-monthly newsletter worth subscribing to. This article claims we close down inside ourselves as we get older … Continue reading

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