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Mindful Bites

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

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 the time to...

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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...

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A Year From Now

A Year From Now

When I first got my training in MB-EAT, I heard a question posed by Dr. Jean Kristeller, author of Joy of Half a Cookie. She asked, “What if a year from now you lost weight, maybe not as much as you’d like, but you were more in control of your life and eating and the...

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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...

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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...

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Saved by the Bell

Saved by the Bell

If cravings overwhelm you or you found that they interfered with any diet you may tried in the past or they are disrupting your efforts to eat mindfully now, take heart, you are not alone. Cravings are real experiences that can be either physical or emotional in...

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Is it All About the Scale?

Is it All About the Scale?

Most people come to mindful eating to lose weight and weight loss is a natural by-product, but it is not the focus. Weighing oneself is can be a valuable part of this process if you use it to provide information on what is working and what needs work. However,...

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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...

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60 Seconds to Start

60 Seconds to Start

At the heart of my mindful eating training is mindfulness meditation. Now before you get all freaked out and worried about the idea of meditating, let me assure that your meditation is probably not what you think it is. In fact, mindfulness-based meditation may...

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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.