We came across this topic some time back and thought it would be good inspiration for a NutriScape.NET article written from the dietitian’s point of view. Here are some quick snippets you can follow.
Endocrine Today | In this issue, Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, FAADE, talks with Michelle May, MD, and Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE, about mindful eating for diabetes self-management. Balanced eating and consistent intake of carbohydrates is a challenging message to communicate to clients during a brief office visit. Even with time, a complete diet overhaul just does not work. Shifting the conversation away
Source: Replace diet discussions with focus on mindful eating
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A recent meta-analytic study evaluated the effects of mindfulness-based interventions on the quality-of-life and metabolic control in patients with diabetes.”
Original Article: Can mindfulness promote the well-being of diabetics?
As dietitians we need to attend to boundary issues that come up between us and our patients and clients. Dietitians of Canada has put together an excellent resource on which to write an article.
Did you know that one of the easiest ways to change your behavior is to simply measure it?
Source: This is How to Optimize Your Life with a Habit Calendar
Cardiometabolic health and mental well-being interrogated in Mendelian analysis
Source: Excess Weight Drives Personal Dissatisfaction
Both biology and psychology are at play here, so don’t be shy about seeking help. Here are a few steps to help you shake free from emotional eating.
Source: Learn to Stop Emotional Eating | Food & Nutrition | Stone Soup
The first step to breaking this habit is to start ignoring the impulse to reach for food whenever we experience boredom.
Source: Why We Eat When We’re Bored | Food & Nutrition | Stone Soup
If we can practice getting curious about our intentions behind our behaviors we can really start to understand if our behaviors are serving us.
Source: 5 Ways to Get Started with Intuitive Eating | Food & Nutrition | Stone Soup
If the phrases “begin with the end in mind” or “think win-win” sound like timeworn clichés to you, you’re not alone. Maybe you heard them in grad school, sitting around a conference table, or even…
Source: Revisiting the Habits of Highly Effective People – The Test of Time – Medium
Healthy habits for kids that last a lifetime
Source: Mindful Eating for Kids
Mindfulness practice, which is the little pause to consider a variety of different views and opinions, can help you acknowledge all humans are in a state of conflict or ambivalence. This conflict is how to balance knowledge with compassion. Knowledge without compassion can make you a know-it-all and compassion without knowledge can allow others to […]
Source: That Little Pause May Be Telling You Something | Megrette.com
In the book, Core Concepts of Mindful Eating: Professional Edition, I created a tool called The Mindful Eating Map. The Mindful Eating Map is a guide to help you bring compassionate self-care into your life. Here are the five steps. Step 1 Stretch your ability to engage in non-judgmental observation of the current situation. The […]
Source: The Road to Self-care Isn’t Straight! | Megrette.com
Trying to reduce anxiety and stress in 2018? If the idea of meditation makes you want to toss your coffee cup across the room, ABC News anchor Dan Harris offers some advice in his new book.
Source: ‘Meditation For Fidgety Skeptics’ Offers Practical Advice For Stressed-Out Cynics
“Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth.” — Arnold M. Washton, Ph.D.
Source: Willpower Doesn’t Work. Here’s How to Actually Change Your Life.
It’s nearly impossible to control your thoughts and feelings but you can control your behaviors
Source: Mood Follows Action – Personal Growth – Medium
….overall, smaller plates can help reduce consumption under specific conditions. The researchers collated 56 previous research studies examining the effect of smaller plates on consumption. The various studies examined whether smaller plates reduce consumption for a wide variety of conditions: food type, plate-type, portion-size and setting.
After combining all the studies, researchers showed that halving the plate size led to a 30 per cent reduction in amount of food consumed on average. In the case of plates, reducing the diameter by 30 per cent halves the area of the plate and reduces consumption by 30 per cent.
Read more at SlimbyDesign.com
Earlier research found that people in a messy work area were less likely to choose healthy snacks. Now a study hints that a cluttered kitchen might make those who feel out of control eat more sweets.
Source: A Cluttered Kitchen Can Nudge Us To Overeat, Study Finds
Stress takes a toll on our bodies. And a new study suggests stress can diminish the benefits of more healthful food choices. But experts say a range of strategies can help people cope with stress.
Source: Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthful Eating
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Source: Intuitive Eating | RDN Academy
This could be an excellent inspiration for coping with the diagnosis of diabetes.
Without getting into the details, the core idea of Stoicism is to be aware of what you can and can’t control. Once you have that awareness, you can avoid misery by changing what you can control and letting go of what you can’t.
It’s an incredibly simple and powerful concept, and that’s why it’s often referred to as the most practical of the ancient and modern philosophies.
Is it really that easy?
Source: How to Avoid a Life of Misery – Personal Growth – Medium