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How to practice mindful eating

How to practice mindful eating

What is mindful eating?  

It's based on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness. It’s the act of focusing attention on present moment experiences. Involves being fully aware of what is happening within and around you now, in the moment. Eating mindful includes noticing the colors, smells, flavors, and textures of your food; chewing slowly; getting rid of distractions (cell or computer) and learning to cope with guilt and anxiety about food.

Apply that to a meal, and mindful eating means paying attention to the food you’re eating, making you less likely to thoughtlessly plow through a bag of potato chips, for instance.

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Misleading Food Labels

Misleading Food Labels

Here’s a few simple tricks at the grocery store: 1. If the front of a package has multiple health claims, the product is probably not all that healthy. 2. Manufacturers love to heighten the appeal of highly processed foods by waving around health claims that are false. Frustrated? You’re not alone. Nearly 60% of consumers have a hard time understanding nutrition labels.

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Your guide to Spring Veggies!

Your guide to Spring Veggies!

Spring is in the air! As winter comes to an end, there’s nothing more exciting than warmer weather and the return of fresh Spring produce. Rather than worrying about what you should eliminate from your diet this Spring, focus instead on the seasonal Spring veggies you should be eating.

The warmer temperatures comes a host of vibrant, fresh, nutrient-packed vegetables that are waiting to grace your kitchen table. You also can feel good about purchasing seasonal produce — they’re higher in nutrients, less expensive, and good for the community!

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN