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Same Old, Same Old?

Same Old, Same Old?

If you are like I was, you are in the habit of eating the same foods over and over again. You may have a few go-to breakfasts. Some favorite lunches and dinner entrees. You probably have some must-have snacks. The problem with having the same foods all the time is...
Around the World in Food

Around the World in Food

I love to travel, and when I travel I love to sample local cuisine. I also love to photograph it. In fact, if you look at any of my travel albums, they are equal parts historical monuments and food. When I’m traveling and I’m sampling local cuisine I take...
Colors of the Rainbow

Colors of the Rainbow

Here’s a quick exercise for you to try. Try to imagine the lunch you ate yesterday. Do you remember eating lunch yesterday? If yes, do you remember what you ate yesterday? If you don’t remember, don’t worry. Many people don’t remember what they eat from day to day...
School Days

School Days

I always enjoyed the first day of school because it meant a new pair of shoes and a matching outfit. I would walk to the school bus stop with book bag and brown sack lunch in tow. Because I came of age in the 1960’s and 1970’s, my lunch consisted of bologna or...
I Thought I Could Eat That!

I Thought I Could Eat That!

If you are anywhere near my age, you might remember the old Alka-Seltzer commercials with the phrase “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!” Alka-Seltzer, you may know is a remedy for indigestion. So is mindfulness. Being mindful and developing Inner Wisdom is, in...
Taking Your First Mindful Bite

Taking Your First Mindful Bite

If you have taken a mindfulness-based meditation class you may have been introduced to the famous raisin experiment. That experiment has you eating a single raisin slowly, mindfully. I use the raisin experiment in all my TAME Your Appetite programs. The purpose of...