Blog Topic: Nutrition

Food and Mood Starts Here

  I get irritable for no reason I’m not me. This isn’t me. My emotions are all over the place I get emotional for no reason and it bothers me Sometimes we struggle with mood fluctuations that can be perfectly normal.  It is unreasonable to think that...

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Beyond Mindful Eating

Eating mindfully doesn’t mean we have to eat in silence or without pleasure and fun.  Eating healthfully doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite foods.  The new term is Compassion Inspired Eating. Compassion is gentle, relaxed without struggle. It...

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Johanne’s Tofu Satay

Artist Johanne Galipeau is a long term friend offers this simple, heart warming meal on cold, winter nights.  2 cloves garlic – minced 1 tablesp vinegar 1/4 c. peanut butter 2 tablesp. vegetable oil 1 teasp grated ginger root 2 teasp honey 1/4 c soya sauce 1/2 teasp...

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Kindfulness

Mindfulness practice helps us become more aware of what we are experiencing, while we are experiencing it. So we can start to observe ourselves when we are feeling different emotions and reactions and learn how not to react in the moment.  It helps if we can do this...

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Self-Compassion with Our Eating

Self-Compassion is needed whenever I find myself: disapproving and judgmental fixating on nutrients or calories focusing on what’s wrong with my body eating more than I want or less than I need binging or purging believing that this pain will never change angry...

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Eating to the Point of Energy

“that point in the meal when you finish still feeling a little hungry, but the kind of hungry that can easily be translated into a hunger to do the next thing.” Marc David, Institute for the Psychology of Eating There is a radical new way (which really is...

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Eating out and about

AT … WHAT TO EAT … the movies Small popcorn without added butter or margarine Frozen fruit yogurt Water or small size of fruit juice … the mall Stir-fry vegetables/tofu with steamed rice Bean burrito (ask for whole wheat) Sandwich or wrap on sprouted whole grain,...

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Beyond Mindful Eating

One of my mentors Marc David with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating wrote a book called The Slow Down Diet.  In it he talks about the fact even if we eat the healthiest foods in the perfect amount but consume it in a state of anxious rushing, the...

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