Food Mood Connection

Bringing Mindfulness to Mealtime

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Chrissy Wellington-Garner, M.S., C.N.S., L.D.N., C.P.T.

When’s the last time you savored the juiciness of baked chicken? Delighted in the spiciness of some fresh-made salsa? Soaked in the tempting aroma of some hot-out-of-the-oven bread? This very practice—mindful eating—is often overlooked in our busy lives.

Eating for Energy

Written by 
Lesley Alderman
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Chrissy Wellington-Garner, M.S., C.N.S., L.D.N., C.P.T.
Start your day with a donut and you’ll probably feel sluggish before noon. Leave your half-finished lunch to run to a meeting and you may be nodding off before it ends. You’ve eaten, yes—but you haven’t eaten for energy.
 

Is it Emotional Eating or True Hunger?

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Chrissy Wellington-Garner, M.S., C.N.S., L.D.N., C.P.T.

Emotional eating can be hard to catch in the moment, but learning some of the ways it can be distinguished from real hunger may help raise your awareness so that you can work to adopt new, more effective ways to attend to your feelings the next time around.

Is Stress Making You Gain Weight?

Written by 
Donna Fennessy

Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D.N.

Many people don’t make the connection between being stressed out and the numbers on the scale. By understanding the link, and figuring out how to manage your worries, you might find it easier to achieve and maintain a weight that’s right for you.