Mindful Eating Tips

Mindful Eating Tips

One of the best strategies to lose weight naturally is to adopt a mindful eating practice. In our crazy-go-go-go lifestyle patterns, it’s incredibly easy to fall into the trap of mindless eating. Here Joel Wasmann teaches us what mindful eating is, how to create a practice, and the benefits that come with it!

by Joel Wasmann

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” - Luciano Pavarotti

I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like food; it is no doubt one of life’s very best pleasures. We all have a relationship with food and although each person may have different perspectives, desires, favorites, and eating patterns, we are all inextricably linked to food as it’s the energy of our existence.

I find myself writing this article about this topic that I believe in very strongly; however, I must admit that in practice I do...

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Sugar and Depression

Sugar and Depression

We all have had that ‘sugar crash.’  Most of us had our first experience with this phenomenon in our childhood and have not forgotten it. A sudden rush of activity and awareness followed by a total collapse in energy as mood as well. For some a sugar crash could be a once in a while event but for others it can become common. This pattern can become an addictive cycle of ups and downs just like any other addictive sequence. When feelings of sadness and hopelessness last for days or weeks this begins to seem more like symptoms of depression. It’s not hard to believe that sugar and depression have a close correlation. The connection between sugar and depression has been known for a long time, but the mechanism behind this relationship has not always been so well understood.

The brain and sugar

Sugar in the diet affects the body in numerous ways but when talking about depression it of course comes down to the brain. The brain cells need more...

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Re-Train Your Brain for Better Health & Well Being

by Feroshia Knight, Coach Training World

The Real Reason Change is So Hard

"Where did my time go today?” you ask yourself. You’re exhausted, but you take one more look at your to-do list anyway. You’ve barely made a dent. Frustration and disappointment creep in and your negative self-talk explodes.

“You lazy bones, it says, you’re never going to be successful if you don’t get more done.” Despite your best efforts, you can’t shut off the mental noise and the stress that follows.

There is an adage that says, “Change your mind, change your life.”

The wisdom in these words, surely worth listening to, but why is change so hard?

Simply, you are working against history. The way you speak to yourself isn’t your fault nor is that habit of making long lists that never get accomplished.

Everything that you think, do and believe came from somewhere, whether you were conscious of it or not.

Brain Development 101: How Your Brain is...

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