Check in briefly before eating. (S) STOP (T) TAKE 5 full breaths (O) OBSERVE -noticing the sensations in the stomach (if there are any); noticing feeling of hunger or fullness or whatever else is there; noticing feelings; noticing thoughts; and then asking yourself? Am I really hungry? OR… Is this emotional hunger? Is this taste hunger?
There is a fairly new measurement of “mindful eating” that was published in the American Dietetic Association Journal (Framson, et.al., 2009) that I am very excited to start using in my research here at the University of Missouri. Their findings regarding the relationship between doing yoga and mindful eating was also particularly intriguing. Mindful eating
In case you’re wondering why I haven’t been blogging for a while, it’s because I went on a two week trip to Northern California. For ten days of that time I was in a silent yoga and meditation retreat in San Rafael. For ten days I was served delicious organic food for breakfast, lunch, and
As we move into summer and think about “riding the waves” of the ocean on some glorious beach, you can use that same imagery to think about “riding the urge” to eat. We have urges to eat when we are physically hungry, but we also have urges to eat when we are not hungry. These
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there are several states that have passed “Ag-gag” laws that would make it illegal to film what goes on inside slaughterhouses. This movement was in reaction to the undercover filming of calf abuse over a two-week period at E6 Cattle Company in Texas by an animal advocacy group
Yesterday I had the pleasure of listening to a brilliant lecture by Professor Emeritus John Ikerd. His talk was being filmed by HBO for possible clips to include in the show they are developing about obesity. John made a compelling case for a theory that the economics of big corporate farming and food production has
On Monday, April 25, 2011, at 4:00 p.m.in the Jesse Wrench Auditorium (Memorial Union South), John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri in Columbia will give a talk entitled “Healthy Soils, Healthy People: The Legacy of William Albrecht. Even if you don’t live in Columbia, I think it is worth your while
When I opened up the Sunday paper, I noticed an article that cited the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. I agreed with almost all of the key recommendations such as “enjoy your food, but eat less of it; avoid oversized portions; eat more vegetables
I recently had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, from the University of Missouri. He was so kind as to allow me to share his article with you entitled “The High Cost of Cheap Food.” It is a little longer than most blogs I send but it
The BASICS of Mindful Eating are now in a short one minute video.. Play it when you need a reminder to slow down and savor your food. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kji4Fbgh-BQ This video was produced by HOPE Health (www.hopehealth.com), a specialty publisher focused on producing easy-to-understand, interesting, and actionable health, wellness, and benefit media for employers and employees.