Navigation Links
A Mindful Chocolate Meditation
Date:10/16/2008

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Walk into any grocery store and there's likely to be a Halloween aisle brimming over with candy. Those who struggle with mindless eating have already begun to wonder how they'll stay clear of trick-or-treat sweets. Many people find that Halloween spurs a particularly tough time of the year, and as the holidays keep coming, it only becomes more challenging. Dieters, mindless eaters, self-described chocoholics, and others wonder how will they survive yet another holiday season.

Susan Albers, a psychologist and author of Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful, recommends that people practice a mindful chocolate meditation. She doesn't believe people should avoid chocolate, or other trigger foods, completely. Not only would that not be fun, but it also isn't realistic. Instead, she advocates that people eat candy and other foods they crave in a new way. "The problem is that people often think about eating the next piece of candy before they've even finished enjoying the one they have," Dr. Albers says. "Then they feel unsatisfied and go for more." She acknowledges that learning to eat foods mindful might not be easy, but it is worth it.

Dr. Albers recommends that as people practice the exercise, they get into a comfortable position, notice what emotions arise, and use all of their senses. Some of the steps are:

1. Notice the weight of a piece of chocolate in your hand.

2. Observe the shape and color.

3. As you unwrap it, listen to the crinkle of the foil or paper.

4. Bring the chocolate up to your nose, and inhale deeply. Notice what

thoughts come in your mind as you do this. Let the thoughts come and

go.

5. Place the chocolate in your mouth. Notice the flavor, richness, and

texture.

People will notice that when they slow down long enough to be present while consuming chocolate, they can fully taste each piece instead of scarfing it down. When people are mindful, they naturally eat less chocolate and other trigger foods. Their fear of uncontrollably eating every piece of Halloween candy will lessen, and they'll be able to fully enjoy the experience.

Susan Albers, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist who specializes in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns, and mindfulness. Albers conducts mindful eating workshops nationally and internationally. Eat, Drink & Be Mindful: How to End Your Struggle with Mindless Eating and Start Savoring Food with Intention and Joy will be published January 2009 and is available for pre-order on Amazon.com. You can find her online at http://www.eatingmindfully.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Chocolate Milk: The Official Drink of Halloween
2. Dermatologists In Denial: Controversial New Chocolate Nutraceutical Claims to be Good for Your Skin
3. Announcing Another Great Reason to Eat Chocolate
4. Brain reacts to fairness as it does to money and chocolate
5. Chocolate Milk + Exercise = A Winning Team
6. The Ultimate Valentines Day Gift: Indulgent Organic Chocolate for Women That Combines Great Taste & Functional Ingredients
7. Latest Salvo Fired in Frozen Yogurt Wars as Southern Californias Fastest-Growing Franchise - Cefiore - Launches New Chocolate Flavor
8. Dip Your Diet in Chocolate ... Introducing New Skinny Dippers!
9. DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa Twists with Chocolate Yoga Class
10. Chocolate Craving Has Ancient Roots
11. Chocolate Has Sweet Effect on Blood Flow
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: ... faced every danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From ... Carole is a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors and ... flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in January of ... Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to serve both ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in southern Oregon, ... health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to create AccentCare ... company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight years. This ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s ... the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. ... Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... In the United States, single-family home owners pay ... York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and California—the average is $7,000 a ... rates, which contributes to the relatively lower cost of living in places like ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... 2017   Montrium , an industry leader ... the IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness ... EastHORN Clinical Services has selected eTMF Connect ... management. EastHORN, a leading European contract research organization ... transparency to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, robotically assisted, platform therapy that uses pulsed sound ... ... Jim Bertolina, PhD ... Tom Tefft ... device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, who has led R&D and business development teams ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 12, 2017   ... for global supply chains, has published the first annual edition of its ... of more than 20,400 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings ... 2016. ... CSR Risk & Performance Index ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: