The First Bite: How We Learn to Eat. A book review

The First Bite: How We Learn to Eat. A book review

In her book ‘The First Bite’, food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research of psychologists, neuroscientists and nutritionists to reveal how our food patterns are shaped. She is interested how we come to acquire bad food tastes and how we might help to change them. The nutritional experts lectures us about what we ought to eat, Wilson wants to understand why we eat what we do.

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Satisfaction and my Internal Beast

Satisfaction and my Internal Beast

I love the concept of satisfaction. I learned to inquire about this feeling and the difference between satisfaction and fullness, following my training in the ME-CL course with Jan Chozen Bays and Char Wilkins. It is one of the concepts that has most...

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What if…?

What if…?

I usually take my holidays each July, and this year the two months before I left were especially loaded with work. So much so, that I felt a real need to disconnect physically and mentally. If getting to July was difficult, personal issue arose in the last week that...

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The Life Cycle of Food

The Life Cycle of Food

Mindful eating has many meanings. Sometimes it is perceived as the opposite of distracted eating or as merely a technique to eat with awareness and all the 5 senses. Most often ‘mindful eating’ refers to an intervention for individuals with eating issues. Indeed, all...

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Loneliness: Trying to fill the hole in the heart

Loneliness: Trying to fill the hole in the heart

Jim sits down in my office and promptly declares, “The doctors think you can give me some strategies to stop my binging. I know why I eat,” he continues, “I’m lonely. . . I’m not sure that can be fixed.” My heart lurches as he speaks. Loneliness, ah yes, I know that...

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The self-compassion trap. What’s going on?

The self-compassion trap. What’s going on?

Joanna just couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working. She was practicing the beautiful phrases she’d learn in the self-compassion program daily. She knew them by heart and felt consoled and comforted as she recited them. She could feel the tightness in her chest melt...

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