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Mindful Eating: Open Your Mind Before You Open Your Mouth

Mindful Eating: Counting Experiential Calories


Conscious eating isn't just about being calorie-conscious.  Conscious eating is about being conscious.  It's about counting moments, not just calories. So, put aside this tedious business of counting nutritional calories for a moment and ask yourself: What else am I getting out of this eating moment? How is my mind being enriched?

Nutritional Calorie is a unit of energy. The job of a Nutritional Calorie is to fuel your Body. An Experiential Calorie -- to coin a term --...
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Mindfulness as Craving Control

I've been offering mindfulness-training as a form of impulse control and craving control to my clients for years.  Here's one way to introduce mindfulness as a craving control strategy for overeating:
See the Dissatisfaction (of the Desire) as It Passes (Rather Than Looking for Satisfaction)

A craving is a desire.  Desire - as strange as it sounds - is a state of frustration.  To want is to feel...
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Metabolic Independence



What is the future of eating?

This is one of the questions that I try to answer in  my new book, Reinventing the Meal: How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment and Reconnect With the Ritual of Eating.

Transhuman Fermentation

Still a cultural underground, transhumanism is a gradual churning of techno-genetic possibilities. As a social movement, transhumanism is still in the stages of fermentation. From the evolutionary standpoint, transhumanism...
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Mindful Eating: Open Your Mind Before You Open Your Mouth

Weight Management Motivation Booster

What is inoculation?  Inoculation introduces an organism to a nominal threat with the purpose of hardening the organism.  Motivational inoculation is a series of challenges (in the form of questions) that help crystallize intrinsic, fail-proof motivation.  Here’s some motivational inoculation for weight management.
Inoculation 1:   What is my stated motivation for this weight management attempt?

Inoculation 2:   Have I tried to lose weight for...
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A Namaste of Metabolic Interdependence

All life distinguishes “inside” from “outside,” or “self” from “nonself.”  (I call this SkinThink).  This is the fundamental duality of existence.  This dichotomy, this distinction, this bias, this sapience is the software of living.  Life (in order to begin, in order to continue) is self-preserving and, therefore, self-serving.  Life is partial to itself: it views its own self as the Subject and everything else as “other,”...
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Reinventing the Iconography of Eating

There are sobering realizations that you cannot, unfortunately, unthink. Here’s one such realization that I had a few years back: Health, unlike illness, produces no revenue. That’s right: In economic terms, you are far more valuable sick than healthy. Healthy bodies with healthy minds make for poor consumers in a corporate society. They mind their own business and live their lives of quiet satisfaction. The ill, however, are understandably busy looking for either...
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Mindful Eating: Open Your Mind Before You Open Your Mouth

Unprocessed Life

In 2009, I read a passage by philosopher Gregory Sams that nearly made me jump out of my chair:
“There are a staggering number of edible vegetable combinations of light, air, water, and earth that are growing on this planet. The same base ingredients that produce a carrot can also make a grain of rice or a hot ginger root. The widely different vibrations and...
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