How I eat is how I do life

I was out to dinner one evening with friends when the conversation turned to politics. Many a good meal has been spoiled by this turn of topics. I even know of one meal in a 4-star restaurant that ended in a food fight. No dessert for those folks, just their coats and...

Cell Hunger: Living and eating from another place

In the Mindful Eating-Conscious Living program we distinguish nine different aspects of hunger. Cell hunger perception is considered to be a primary skill to help nourish ourselves according to our body’s true needs. Yet, since we are used to putting our attention to...

Deeply Listening to Cellular Hunger

When I ask my clients what their body really need, I see mainly question marks in their eyes. Cellular hunger is one of the most complex signals the body might sent and also one of the most challenging to respond to for the majority of people.   What kind of...

Do we need acceptance to eat mindfully?

Mindfulness is often defined by a two-component model (Bishop, 2004). One component looks at the self-regulation of attention to the present moment experience. The other component describes an orientation towards present moment experience which is characterized by a...

One bite at a time: Another visit to Mouth hunger

As a clinical psychologist working in a bariatric surgery department, I decided to attend one of our patient education seminars. Our department had been unusually busy and I hadn’t taken the time to meet new people coming to the seminar for some time. In these...

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