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The Taste Off: Bento Box vs. Bento Bowl

Did you know that the dining environment (plateware, glassware, cutlery, sound, lighting, the amount of clutter, etc.) influences how much we eat and the enjoyment we feel during a meal? External cues can be very powerful, even when we are unaware. For example:...

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The Science + Art of Savorrrring

Savoring is the act of being fully engaged and aware of your sensory and emotional experience of an event, and prolonging it to appreciate every bit of enjoyment!  (Hello chocolate brownie…) Scientists have found real benefits to savoring life experiences, including...

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Sit, Look + Listen: Here’s Why

Researchers say we make healthier food choices when sitting to eat, as opposed to being on the move. Sitting also helps us relax and digest our food. Consciously looking at food on the fork before gobbling it allows us to see the color, texture and shape. Science says...

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Minding your Belly Brain

Do you ever follow your gut instinct? Well, we actually have a powerful “brain” in our digestive track. Our belly-brain is called the enteric nervous system and is a complicated network of over 100 million neurons and neurochemicals that sense and control events in...

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Examples of kinsho

Your kinsho, the new awareness and flashes of insight that will come to you when you pay more attention around food, will be uniquely personal. They may be highly specific, like you really prefer crunchy over smooth peanut butter because the extra fiber is more...

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Prompting your Mindful Mealtime Moments

Researchers say we think 60,000-80,000 thoughts per day. And over 50% of them are repeated! We are unaware of the majority of these thoughts, yet they are impacting our emotions, decisions and experiences. Included in this are around 225 daily food related decisions....

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How to tell if you’re REALLY hungry

Hungry? Are you sure? Or are you just eating again. Many of us have forgotten what true hunger feels like. Try this mindfulness approach to know for real! 1-Get Present -       Attention: Focus your awareness on the present moment. Get off the device. Move...

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Less is Enough: 3 Swiss Secrets for Perfect Portions

Nothing Missing I recently returned from spring skiing in Switzerland over my son’s school holiday. Well, more accurately, skiing was a handy way to spend time between meals. I’ve visited 15+ times and keenly anticipate each delicious food and drink...

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