Wellness Coach Deborah Kesten shares the three most important eating tips for women.
Three things to help women be waist-smart – one, fresh whole food in its natural state as often as possible. Fresh fruits and veggies and whole grains and beans and peas and lean dairy, fish, meat and poultry, that’s number one. Number two is to be aware of your feelings before, during, and after eating because the number one reason we have identified for women overeating is emotional eating.
So be aware of your feelings before, during, and after eating and identify if you are hungry. It’s interesting we use the term, “Do I feel hungry?” or “Do I feel full?” Well, if you don’t feel hungry, what do you feel like you need?
So be aware of feelings and get where you really need, if it’s not the food. And three is to eat mindfully, is to bring moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness to every aspect of the meal and just enjoy the food and be with the food when you are eating.
About Deborah Kesten, M.P.H.:
Deborah Kesten, M.P.H., is an international nutrition and lifestyle researcher and educator, with a specialty in preventing and reversing obesity and heart disease. She was the nutritionist on Dr. Dean Ornish’s first clinical trial for reversing heart disease through lifestyle changes, and Director of Nutrition on similar research at cardiovascular clinics in Europe. More recently, she has created the pioneering Enlightened Diet, a “whole person” optimal eating and weight loss program, the results of which were published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. With more than 200 published health articles, she is the award-winning author of The Enlightened Diet, Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul and The Healing Secrets of Food, a comprehensive, evidence-based nutrition program about the power of food to heal physically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially.