Mindful Eating

Who Has the Time to Diet?

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

I am a HUGE advocate of intuitive and mindful eating to manage health. It encourages a way of eating that fits with your "eating personality" and food preferences, it is easy to integrate regardless of where you are geographically and perhaps most importantly, has nothing to do with starvation or deprivation.

Sitting Down For Meals Will Help You Eat Better

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Living

Eating meals on the go continues to be a no-no. A new study, published to the Cambridge Journals, finds students who prepare and consume meals reg...

How Unliking, Unfriending and Unfollowing Can Help You Manage Your Weight

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

The best solution to this information overload is to take a nutrition "research" hiatus. This used to mean stopping the weight loss chit chat, putting down the diet book or avoiding buying the latest fitness magazine. But now, since the birth of the Internet, it should also include our Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook feeds.

Got the Mindless Munchies? Three Tips for Mindful Eating Practice

Casey Berglund | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Living
Casey Berglund

Mindless eating is not uncommon; in fact, it's something I discuss regularly with clients. And the good news is this: you don't have to be a zen master or nutrition guru to become a mindful eater, you just need to start with a few simple steps. Here are three tips to help you build your mindful eating practice.

Tackle Frequent Cravings Using Mindful Eating

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 05.23.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Cravings are, for better or worse, a normal part of life. This means learning to deal with them in a healthy way is a big part of weight management. The goal should not be to eliminate cravings but to understand what triggers them and how to ride out the "wave of the crave."

4 Steps to Developing Mindful Eating Skills

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

So many people struggle with eating when they are not hungry. This in turn can trigger feelings of guilt and shame especially if you are trying to lose weight. Understanding whether you are eating due to hunger or other reasons begins with being mindful before taking the first bite.

How to Eat Mindfully

Meghan Pearson | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

Mindfulness is simply the awareness of the present moment. It's living in the here and now. Not only is mindfulness valuable in day-to-day life so that we may be more aware of the bliss in every single moment of our lives, it is also a useful tool in keeping our physical body in health

Can't Control Yourself Around Cake? Try This

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Living

If you've ever felt regret over eating a piece of cake, but told yourself you just couldn't help it, you know exactly how hard it is to overcome tempt...

Lifting Up That Fork? Not So Fast ...

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

One way to eat less is to simply slow down, a new U.S. study suggests. Eating your meals more slowly may help you consume fewer calories while also fe...

How to Tell If You're an Emotional Eater

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

Most of us can relate to feeling sad or moody, and having a piece of chocolate as a pick-me-up. Many of us do this because we may be blissfully distant or unaware of our emotions. Below, I will describe the difference between emotional eating and physiological eating. Here are some tell-tale signs that we are emotionally eating.

Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet

Lindsay Jang | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

Spring has sprung! It's time to pack away the chunky knit sweaters and start getting ready for bikinis and sundresses. If you're feeling like your diet could use a little cleaning up before you're ready to bare it all, follow these tips and you'll be well on your way!

How To Control Your Snack Habits

Meghan Jessiman | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Jessiman

Here's the thing about meal plans: they are absolutely genius -- and practically fool proof -- when adherence is strict. When one fails to plan to follow their plan, however, by say, not doing their weekly food prep or pulling into a drive-thru when hunger strikes, the results they are searching for get further and further away.

How to Avoid Mindless Eating

Mairlyn Smith | Posted 06.11.2012 | Canada Living
Mairlyn Smith

By and large, Canadians are a society of rapid eaters. We power eat and then dash off, bypassing the time-consuming part of the meal: enjoying the flavours. Dinner hour is melting down to dinner five minutes as our behinds get bigger and bigger.

Restaurants Lovers, Breathe Easy: Ways To Eat Out And Lose Weight

CP | Anne-Marie Tobin, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada Living

It's possible to enjoy eating in restaurants several times a week and still lose weight when armed with the right approach and calorie-busting informa...