Posts Tagged ‘mindful eating’

Mindfulness: Magical Thinking or Real Outcomes?

January 6, 2019 — Mindfulness has become a pop culture buzzword. Apparently, it’s useful for selling everything from beer to wellness. Headline writers tell us that mindfulness helps engineers solve problems, eases stress and depression, helps people in a war zone, and causes worry for conservative Christians. We even have a mindful brewpub nearby. But our focus is nutrition, […]

Top 10 Advances of 2016 in Obesity and Health

December 26, 2016 — If you’re looking for signs of progress in obesity and health, you can find it in 2016. Obesity is a tough nut to crack, so we don’t have breakthroughs and cures to report – yet. What we have is solid advances that will make life and health better for people concerned about obesity. Here’s our […]

The Seductive Promise of Mindful Eating

March 10, 2016 — Mindfulness is an unmistakably hot topic, commanding public attention that has grown impressively over the last decade. Mindful eating, which applies principles of mindfulness, offers considerable promise as well as some challenges for researchers. A new randomized, controlled study of mindful eating published in Obesity offers tantalizing new insights. But it falls short of answering […]

Distracted Eating

August 24, 2015 — Mindfulness is one of those subjects in obesity and weight management that resonates deeply but presents challenges for collecting objective evidence. Two new studies add to the evidence that distracted eating contributes to over-consumption of food and possibly weight gain. However, good evidence for the effectiveness of mindful eating in weight management — despite its wide […]