Mindful Bites

Guiding you from mindless munching and emotional eating to peace with food and mindful habits

Wanna Start Fast

Wanna Start Fast

I am often asked what the quickest way to become a mindful eater is. While I believe that changing your current eating habits into mindful ones takes time, there is a way to get going quickly. To jump start yourself into mindful eating do the following: • Designate a...

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More Meditations to Choose From

More Meditations to Choose From

The form of meditation that I teach is mindfulness-based meditation which focuses attention on the breath. There are other forms of meditation that have been around for a long time which you might like to try. Here are some that may interest you: Transcendental...

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Say Thanks and Lose Weight

Say Thanks and Lose Weight

A lesson I have learned is that by being grateful for the small things I do, or the small things that happen to me, my life gets better. This lesson is now backed by science. Researchers in the field of positive psychology are proving that gratitude heals. [Check out...

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Wanna Know What Successful People Know?

Wanna Know What Successful People Know?

You struggle with your weight, but a friend doesn’t. You joined a weight loss program and met people who lost weight and kept it off, but you can’t. You see people having what you want in your life, but you can’t seem to obtain. What is the difference between you and...

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Expert Advise the Mindful Way

Expert Advise the Mindful Way

In my mindful eating programs, I teach the concept of Outer Guidance. By Outer Guidance, I mean reliable, valuable information about the nutritional content and health implications of food. Such information comes from renowned medical and scientific authorities and...

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Party of One?

Party of One?

Most people meditate alone. Maybe you do, but, have you ever considered meditating with others? Meditating with others can be powerful and inspiring. Consider enrolling in a meditation class. Meditation centers, continuing education classes and drop-in sessions are...

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Using Food to Cope?

Using Food to Cope?

For many of us who want to manage our weight, emotions are our enemy. We eat in response to feelings, or as an attempt to avoid them. Either way, we are eating without regard to our physical needs and this can pile on the pounds. Fortunately, mindfulness and mindful...

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5 Questions for Mindful Choices

5 Questions for Mindful Choices

In this blog, we explore Mindful Choices. Mindful choices mean being aware of what you (and your body) might want to eat when you are physically hungry and choosing accordingly. To guide your choice, answer these 5 questions: 1. What would taste good to me now? Sweet...

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Meditation Tips

Meditation Tips

Do you meditate? I hope so because a regular meditation practice can do wonders for body, mind and spirit. Here are 3 tips to improve (or even jump start) your practice. Tip #1: Change Your Expectations If you have expectations about yourself and your experience when...

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Sheila Forman, PhD

Sheila Forman, PhD

Sheila Forman, creator of the TAME Your Appetite program, has been a practicing psychologist for over 20 years. She’s written a number of books on dieting, eating disorders, food management and mindfulness.