Preparing to Eat on My Alaskan Tour

Note: I won’t be writing next week, since I’ll be in Denali National Park, but I’ll be back the following week with stories from Alaska. Thinking about food on vacations always brings up interesting questions for me. How much do I treat myself while I’m away? Should I go ahead and have some of the foods I have mild allergies to? How much do I want to eat out vs. prepare my own food? But my trip to Alaska needs even a little more consideration. I’ll be joining a tour for most of it. That means I’ll only have limited control over when and what I eat. I don’t know much about our food options on the trip. I know we’ll have a hot breakfast buffet, and that dinners will be four-course, family-styl

Mindful Eating Detour: Not Wanting to Think

Note: I noticed a while ago that I had drifted away from many aspects of mindful eating. It took me a while to figure out why I got detoured. It was a combination of things, so this is part of a short series looking at all those elements. Also, for more information about the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating program, visit www.AmIHungry.com or my website. Do you ever feel like you don’t want to get to the bottom of something because you know you won’t like what you’ll find? This is tricky from a mindful eating perspective. After all, in the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating program, the first step of mindful eating is to figure out why you want to eat. Not wanting to think about the why has been part of

Mindful Eating Detour: Habit

Note: I noticed a while ago that I had drifted away from many aspects of mindful eating. It took me a while to figure out why I got detoured. It was a combination of things, so this is part of a short series looking at all those elements. Also, for more information about the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating program, visit www.AmIHungry.com or my website. Do you ever get in the habit of doing something that works for you? And you get so used to it that you don’t stop to consider if it’s still working? I find this happens to me in different areas of life, including food. I can get stuck in the habit of eating certain foods and certain amounts. If I’m not paying attention, I repeat that, without rea

Mindful Eating Detour: Subconscious Shoulds

Note: I noticed a while ago that I had drifted away from many aspects of mindful eating. It took me a while to figure out why I got detoured. It was a combination of things, so this is part of a short series looking at all those elements. Also, for more information about the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating program, visit www.AmIHungry.com or my website. How do you decide what to eat? This may seem like a simple question, but it isn’t always. A lot of things can influence what you eat. As we discuss in the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating program, it helps to think about what you want, need, and have. Most of the time, I know what I want. And it’s not that tricky to figure out what’s available. But ho

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