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Thursday, December 27, 2012

{giveaway} Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food

Did you overindulge this Holiday season? No worries, January 1st is often the time where most of us make positive changes in our lives – a clean slate. I can't think of a better time to host a giveaway for this awesome book Eating Mindfully.

FIVE lucky winners will have a chance to win!




Susan Albers Psy.D. is a psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center who specializes in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns and mindfulness, and the author of the awesome book Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food.  Do you need to eat mindfully?  I talked to Dr. Albers to find out!

Why is eating mindfully important for someone who is trying to eat healthy or lose weight?

Mindful eating is different than a diet.  It's a radically new, clinically proven approach to healthier eating. You don’t have to cut out any particular food groups.  It’s a way of eating.  If you are losing weight, mindful eating can help you in a lot of real life situations.  For example, if you are at a birthday party, you might not be able to turn down the cake. But, what you can do is to eat it mindfully--eat a small piece, slowly, savoring it instead of overeating it.

What are the benefits of becoming a mindful eater?


Mindful eating has been shown in studies to help people lose and manage and/or lose weight.  In a study on women who frequently ate out at restaurants, learning mindful eating skills helped them to cut about 300 calories a day.  And, these women were still eating out at restaurants!  Therefore, it’s a skill that helps us to live our normal, everyday lives and still lose weight.

How long does it take someone to become a more mindful eater?

Mindful eating is about shifting your mindset—so in some ways, this is easy to learn and only takes a few minutes to grasp the concept.  What does take some time, however, is putting it into practice.  As people, we are very repetitive and fall back into routines.  When stressed, we tend to shift into autopilot and shut off the mindfulness. So, staying mindful can be a challenge.  The good news is that once you become a mindful eating, you can spot very easily and quickly (before it is too late and you’ve mindlessly eat a bag of chips) and get back on track right away.

Why is eating mindfully a better idea than going "on" a diet?

Mindful eating is a long term approach that you can apply it to any style of eating—if you are vegetarian, vegan, a meat eater, eat gulten free or like a particular type of ethnic food.  Thus, it's flexible and adaptable to the REAL way that you eat.  This approach helps to eliminate the "all or nothing effect"—either I’m doing it perfectly or I’ve blown it so I might as well go all the way and ruin it!  Mindful eating is something you can do for the rest of your life—it is not something you go on and off like a diet.

What are you top 5 tips for becoming a mindful eater?

Remember the “s” of mindful eating

1)        Slow down—pace yourself.  Intentionally tell yourself to slow down.   Try eating with your non -dominate hand.  This can help stop the automatic hand to mouth flow.  A recent study showed you can reduce how much you eat by 30% by doing this simple change.

2)        Sit down—You’d be amazed at how often you are walking around or multitasking while you eat.  Make a deal with yourself to only eat while sitting.  Remember when you eat, just eat.  Set aside your computer.  Shut your book.  Studies show that people eat less when their attention isn't divided between eating and another task.

3)        Savor—Make sure to keep your mind in this bite, before moving onto the next one.  People are often anticipating or thinking about the next bite before you finish the one you have.

4)        Smell—and use all of your senses.  Ask yourself how this food feels on your fingers (ex. Fries can feel pretty greasy when you really tune into it), take a deep whiff of it.  Smell helps to add to our enjoyment and the taste.  Inhaling the aroma can bump up the satisfaction level.

5)        Satiate—focus on healthy foods that make you feel fuller.  Fiber filled foods and those filled with water help you to feel fuller longer (the Skinnytaste site can help you find these foods!).

Should people who use Weight Watchers also eat mindfully?

My answer is "yes, definitely!"  Any program or system that helps you to be more aware of how much you are eating may fit the definition of mindful eating.  Sometimes the piece of mindful eating that is missing with Weight Watchers is the aspect of non-judgment.  The points may make someone more aware, but they may still berating themselves when they eat or are judging themselves for how many points they acquired in a day.  The harsh inner critic actually makes the situation worse and it leads to cycle of guilt and comfort eating. So, if you use the point system, be sure to use mindfulness by adding in an element of non-judgment and acceptance (It's okay, it's not the end of the world if I slipped up).  See more about how to do this in the book, Eating Mindfully. Non-judgment helps us to be more honest with ourselves and compassionate.  Feeling good about yourself rather than feeling bad and guilty is what really motivates change and weight loss.

HOW TO ENTER TO WIN:

Leave a comment here on Skinny Bits and tell me what what positive changes you are making for 2013. Be sure to include an email or a way for me to contact you if you win. That's it!

BONUS ENTRY:


For a second chance to win, tweet or share the following on Facebook and leave a second comment here letting me know you did:

Enter to win a copy of Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food via @skinnytaste http://su.pr/21Skt9
 
RULES:

Giveaway is provided by
Susan Albers Psy.D. and will run until Friday, January 4th, 2013, open to all U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years and older. Winners will be chosen at random using Random.org. Chosen winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize or another shall be chosen. Good luck!

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Anonymous said...

Love your site by the way! :D For 2013 i am making a resolution to try to become a better me by eating healthy, clean and exercising!

email: kissifer19@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

This would be perfect for my New Years resolutions!!
I plan on getting more active and making healthier food choices.
Adrienne
aesk@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am trying to always get in at least 5 fruits/veggies a day. Thanks! suziegreear@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays! I plan on getting back on the horse and eating healthier as well as start running again on my treadmill. I also love hot yoga so I may start that up again! Thanks.

Email: amalarska28@hotmail.com

Amy said...

I'm getting up off the couch to become more active!!

amyb969-fb@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My resolution is to make time for me and go to the gym at least 3 days a week.

April W said...

Trying to eat more protein and less carbs.

Amy said...

I shared this on Facebook!

amyb969-fb@yahoo.com

Honeycombmama said...

I am rejoining Weight Watchers to overcome my emotional eating habit. I also want to find creative ways to get active in 2013!

sea2shorefarm@yahoo.com

Honeycombmama said...

I will be sharing your blog link on facebook! Happy New Year!

Jennifer (Frankie) Brazelton said...

Last April (2012) I started a weight loss support group. We have grown to 140 members as of today. Although 2012 was monumental in getting motivated, there is still much work to be done. I am a food addict. I'm always on the look out for information that will help me gain a healthy relationship with food and pass that knowledge on to other members in my group! We love Skinny Taste! ~Frankie (jennifer.brazelton@yahoo.com)

Chris Myers said...

I have already started before the new year to be a better and
healthier ME!!!!

email: cmyers64@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I plan on using smaller plates for every meal and drinking two of my big water bottles everyday.

Email: ashley_542@hotmail.com

MissyOR said...

We are already soda free and no artificial colors. We will include more fruits and vegetables in the coming year.

Lean and mean in 2013!

Missy

oreillyfam4@gmail.com

Kris said...

I am going back on Weight Watchers!

gauchogirl66@gmail.com

Dale said...

I know I over indulged...was hoping not too, but my will power was not listening...I need all the help I can to get myself back on track!!

Chris Myers said...

I have shared your blog on my page of facebook, hopeing my friends and fmily follow suit!!

email: CMyers64@aol.com

JustKali said...

This would be an amazing start to my new year. I plan to start transitioning to a clean eating lifestyle and I also plan to start working out everyday. I just want to learn how to love myself and how to see food as fuel.. not therapy. I am a recovering binge eater so learning how to eat mindfully would help me so much in my journey to a new, healthy me. My name is Kali and my email address is kali.kernell@gmail.com

Thank you for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

Already working on eating cleaner and healthier and also add more exercise in!
Camilleg1980@gmail.com

The Soon-to-be Mrs. Fields said...

I'm working on making better food choices and adding more races to my summer triathlon line up to encourage me to keep working hard to be healthy.

cnye4388@gmail.com

Jennifer Bergin said...

I plan to start eating more mindfully in the new year by cooking more meals at home, rather than eating out.

Email: jen.b.bergin@gmail.com

Loyri Halliburton said...

I would love to win this. Trying to eat more healthier foods. loyri@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I plan to get back in shape and get my family back on track with healthy eating, we have been really slipping lately
Babal904@yahoo.com

Nicole said...

My goal for 2013 is be more consistent with my workouts and to try to view exercise as something I do for myself rather than a dreaded task.

email: nicoledball@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Looking to incorporate regular exercise in my life. jbordwin@verizon.net

Jen N. said...

I instituted a lot of healthy habits this year that I want to continue, the biggest being always prepared with my meal plan. Lack of preparation means I'm going to look at not-so-healthy choices for my meals, and that's a disaster.

nystrom.jen@gmail.com

Deanna Williams said...

Hello, my name is Deanna. I recently had my daughter 7 months ago, and gained exactly 85lbs during my pregnancy. I have a love/hate relationship with food. Before I got pregnant, i had anorexia and bulimia for 6 years. I feel like Im going down that path again for the past 2 months. But, I would love to help myself into recovery and teaching myself how to stay healthy. And I think your book will be my fresh new start in helping me recover and get back on the right track, living a healthy and good life with food again.

Anonymous said...

In 2013, I am going back to school to get a Nutrition Consultant Certificate from Bauman College. I hope to utilize my knowledge to get myself on track and then help others! Mindful eating is the first step!

Tenaya
craig.tenaya@gmail.com

Angela Echard said...

This would continue to encourage me on my journey. My husband and I have started (again!) our healthy eating habits and our focus is on keeping stress from controlling our eating. This sounds like it would be a perfect tool!

MissyOR said...

Shared on facebook!

Deanna Williams said...

woops, forgot to post my email. sorry.

anamiathinspo421@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

I shared on Facebook as well.

nicoledball@gmail.com

Angela Echard said...

This would continue to encourage me on my journey. My husband and I have started (again!) our healthy eating habits and our focus is on keeping stress from controlling our eating. This sounds like it would be a perfect tool!

Tenaya said...

I also tweeted this giveaway - @DefiningHealth
craig.tenaya@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

would be great to start the new year off right with a healthier way of eating ...hope to be 1 of the 5 winners.. ty

Anonymous said...

I plan to start writing down my food and stick to my daily points (WW). And exercise more regularly. chelnj@comcast.net

Rachel said...

I am becoming more focused on being emotionally healthy in 2013.

rmb15764@creighton.edu

~ilana said...

I'm making a commitment to be healthy and fit!! I'd like to lose 30 pounds by stopping the emotional eating, eliminating gluten, eating clean, organic foods, and exercising at least three times a week at the gym.

smiller said...

My husband and I are following the blood type diet and making most of our meals at home. Feeling better already!

Deanna said...

I have made so many poor choices in the past 4 years and they have driven me straight to an unhealthy me. Now, 30 pounds over my ideal range, (and hating to look in the mirror)I have set several goals that I have set to get back to a healthy me and having this book would be a huge asset to be able to reach those goals!!

Kim Sheller said...

I have already started with seeing a nutritionist, logging all of the food I eat and exercising 5-6 times a week. I would love to win this book! Email - kimberlysheller@gmail.com.

smiller said...

My husband and I are following the blood type diet book and are eating most meals at home. Feeling better already! Thanks for the chance to win!!
Coblentzsharon@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

I'm determined to make 13 our lucky number! 2013 is going to be the year of organization including mind, body, health, finances, etc. So looking forward to it.

JennH
jlhickster@yahoo.com

lcraley17 said...

I am trying to cut out processed sugars and be more mindful of what I put in my mouth this year.

Jenn said...

I plan on making 13 our lucky number! 2013 is going to be the year of orgnization including mind, body, health, finances, etc. Looking forward to it.

JennH
jlhickster@yahoo.com

Karen M. said...

I plan to love more of me for me, including the good and the not-so-good and hoping all will align for a better me in health and happiness! While this may sound selfish, I'm one that always focuses on my loved ones and forgets me, so 2013 is for focusing on ME!
Karen... k_muller@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Walk 5 times a week.
Schneider62609@gmail.com

Jenn said...

I'm determined to make 13 our lucky number! 2013 is going to be the year of organization including mind, body, health, finances, etc. So looking forward to it.

JennH
jlhickster@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am going to add more fruits, vegetables & exercise!
connibwillcutt@gmail.com

JesOuimet said...

I am cutting out wheat and sugar and uping my exercise in 2013. Eeek!

jesouimet@gmail.com

nwemolee said...

I am going to menu plan, I eat so much more mindfully when I do that!! And try out more of your recipes as they are always super easy with things I often have on hand.

email - nwemolee@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Continue to exercise and get back to eating healther and slower colerie foods to lose weight. Help my bad back. etapani@frontier.com

JesOuimet said...

Just shared via FB. :)

Jesouimet@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have RA (rheumatory arthritis) and need to make healthy chnages this year. So many medications have caused me to gain over 20 lbs and the RA leaves me exhausted and low on energy. I am a teacher (2nd grade) and need to be energized and healthy for my students and my own kids as well.
kguarino@tampabay.rr.com

Sk8trsMom said...

Getting up and move it, move it! Also eating healthier meals and smaller portions. I would like to loose 50 lbs before the end of May. This book might help :)

Mother said...

I am going to journal and plan my meals ! I would also like to get to gym earlier than my Zumba class so I can lift weights. Email tp18ma@aol.com

Anonymous said...

shared on FB
kguarino3@tampabay.rr.com

FussyFoodie said...

I am making a positive change in 2013 by trying to lose a pound a week, with a goal of 50 pounds down by Christmas. To do this, I am trying to be mindful about eating, and I am exercising by walking the dogs, doing Pilates 3 times a week and running on the treadmill 3 times a week. I have shared this on Facebook as well. Contact: emily dot morisette at gmail dot com.

erin said...
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Katie R said...

I plan on pausing before reaching for seconds!
email KatieLarch31@hotmail

erin said...

I am going to continue the progress I made in 2012 by tracking my steps and weight with my fitbit and, more importantly, focusing on eating GOOD, REAL food instead of counting calories!

esoldner at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

oops on my post- the one with RA- I gave the wrong email- it is kguarino3@tampabay.rr.com- forgot the 3 :)

Anonymous said...

I plan to continue losing weight as Weight Watchers and to increase my activities.
email: kathy.sindt@gmail.com

Petra said...

My main goal for 2013 will be to break out of my mid-night snacking habit - waking up in the middle of the night and wandering to the fridge to eat still half asleep.

- email.benitle@gmail.com

Claire said...

Continue making positive changes in 2013. Happy New Year!

claire.mctiernan@gmail.com

Petra said...

I also tweeted this.

- email.benitle@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Just signed up for my first 5K!

kmoritz01@hamlineuniversity.edu

Anonymous said...

Your recipes have helped me to lose over #100 already - looking to lose more!! email: Laughlin86@gmail.com

ethompson said...

I am going to be more positive and appreciative of what I have in 2013. I want to eat more healthfully and exercise for a better me.

Lori Sharman Dunagan said...

I am going to quit processed foods in my house for my family. Loridunagan@Comcast.net

Maria G said...

I came up with a daily schedule to make sure I meditate and exercise every day with time specifically carved out for it. Since I work from home, it's easy to get distracted. And I'm going vegan again!

tracyg36@gmail.com

ethompson said...

I shared this on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

I'm defiantly going to utilize the gym and eat better!kblaschik@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am already trying to cook more heathy buy cooking from scratch and using fresh food and produce. Also going to stop snacking unless it is fruits or vegetables. I am also sharing this on face book. JuliechildresS@Verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Just keeping up with my food tracking and exercise.
debrawhitehouse@comcast.net

Ally said...

This year I plan on getting out more and really paying attention to what I am eating. Less processed, more fruits and veggies! Thanks for this opportunity, the book sounds awesome!

Katie Nellis said...

I have started exercising daily and tracking my food - even if it means I "blow" through my allotment. Being conscious about what I eat is a huge hurdle for me! Oh, and Starbucks is now a treat instead of daily habit. kknellis@gmail.com

Katie Nellis said...

I have started exercising daily and tracking my food - even if it means I "blow" through my allotment. Being conscious about what I eat is a huge hurdle for me! Oh, and Starbucks is now a treat instead of daily habit. kknellis@gmail.com

Roseann said...

This couldn't have come at a better time for me! I have been struggling with this problem for so long! I need this book!

Roseanngordon@gmail.com

Amy M said...

I plan on rejoining WW and getting outside with my kids to exercise!

ahaapala95@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I started eating healthier and exercising more mid 2012 and have noticed a difference! Goal in 2013 is to help hubby start "mindful eating"! This would be a great book for him to read so he knows he can still enjoy the "good" foods!

Katie Nellis said...

I use SkinnyTaste for 99% of my family's meals! I have also started exercising daily and tracking my food (even if I "blow" it!). And Starbucks has become a treat instead of a daily habit. :) kknellis@gmail.com

mnstengel said...

Looking to make healthier food choices at night (mainly after dinner!), and to work hard on each and every workout so I can really see changes :) mnstengel(at)gmail(dot)com

Roseann said...

I placed this on Facebook and Twitter!

Thank you!

Roseanngordon@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

my 2013 goal is to make more meals at home and to get outside more often! sarahjuhl at gmail dot com
-sarah

Jen S. said...

This year I did a full round of Power 90 and lost 30 lbs, next year I plan to do at least one full round of TurboFire and I would like to start running too. I would love a new book to teach me more ways to become a more conscious eater than to just count calories.

E-mail: mom(at)sharktoes(dot)com

Michelle said...

I will be eating less processed food in 2013, especially processed carbs!!

Jwebb said...

Sorry, reposted with email.

I started eating healthier and exercising more mid 2012 and have noticed a difference! Goal in 2013 is to help hubby start "mindful eating"! This would be a great book for him to read so he knows he can still enjoy the "good" foods!

jessica.schnieders@gmail.com

Michelle said...

I will be eating less processed food in 2013, especially processed carbs!!

Anonymous said...

Slipped up a bit this past year, but going to get back on track in 2013! Going to start journaling again and cut back even more on my sugar intake. I have always been one who eats without really paying attention, while doing other things, etc. This book would help me to change some negative habits.
dmdinapoli@comcast.net

Michelle said...

I posted a tweet about this giveaway.

Jen S. said...

I tweeted but I had to edit the tweet as it was too long.

https://twitter.com/dinosaur_j/status/284414877550919680

The Beauty Underground said...

Exercising at least 30 minutes a day. And also not eating 3 hrs before bedtime.now I just need to get the eating part down...portion control is in need of improvement.
Audreypawl@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Shared on my facebook page!
dmdinapoli@comcast.net

The Beauty Underground said...

Exercising at least 30 minutes a day. And also not eating 3 hrs before bedtime.now I just need to get the eating part down...portion control is in need of improvement.
Audreypawl@gmail.com

Sandra Reno said...

I'm planning to move more and eat less!

I lost weight last year and hit a plateau. Ready to go again!

shreno45@yahoo.com

Jen Blalock said...

Would love to learn to eat mindfully. Changes for 2013: run consistently and add some bike riding to the mix. Lose these extra pounds I put on last year.

Rosie Pietal said...

I plan on tracking everything in 2013!

rosiefournier@hotmail.com

Jen Blalock said...

Would love to learn to eat mindfully. Changes for 2013: run consistently and add some bike riding to the mix. Lose these extra pounds I put on last year.

Monica Brixey said...
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Anonymous said...

In 2013, I hope to have more control of my eating, to eat better things and to cut back on sweets in general. Have a great New Year, Gina!

starchildmadness@gmail.com

Monica Brixey said...

In the new year, I am going to work on my habit of ending up on a food binge when I decide to "treat" myself. After losing 90 lbs, my goal now is to keep it off and work on my fitness :)

mlb5708@gmail.com

maggieinthemountains said...

I plan on keeping up healthy habits of 2012. Also, I plan on continue to give myself time each day to enjoy my hobbies and not spend that time on the internet or television.

maggiecolorado@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My New Year's resolution is to be a mindful eater. The name of your book is exactly my resolution. Eating a healthier diet, introducing more organic foods and preparing meals that are both delicious to eat while at the same time healthy for my body!

email: laadams1@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

starting spin class again in 2013 and starting tennis lessons. amcgorisk@comcast.net

Beth C. said...

I've been eating a lot healthier in recent years, but I think I've been shortchanging myself on protein. I want more healthy proteins in 2013!

Tammy Jones said...

I've started unearthing the new me in September. 20lbs down, still a long way to go. Sounds like a great book to help me on my excavation. ;)

Katie said...

I am joining a bootcamp on Jan 7th and making a commitment to healthy living - 80 oz water per day, more fruits and veggies, at least one workout per day, even if it is just a walk with the dog!

Chelsey Emmelhainz said...
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Amy S said...

I'm going to start eating more greens in 2013!
amindoa @ yahoo.com

Karen Hanneman said...

Eating real food, moving more, and holding myself to a standard of grace, not perfection! : ) Thanks for the opportunity!
karen_hanneman@hotmail.com

Chelsey Emmelhainz said...

I'm a huge fan of your site! For 2013, I'm planning on hitting my WW lifetime goal and sticking to it! I'm getting married in September, and I want to start the next chapter of my life healthfully! chelz_bellz1@hotmail.com

Erica K. said...

For 2013 I am reducing electronic device usage for myself and my kids and being more active while eating healthier. Big goals for us!

Anonymous said...

I'm no longer eating at my desk while working.

sspaulding74@charter.com

Anonymous said...

I have to lose some weight and focus on getting healthier. I love your site and every recipe I've tried is delicious! I have to "get back on the wagon" after the holiday festivites.

rbowlus@arinc.com

KJ said...

My goal for 2013 is to address my emotional eating issues and BED through the use of therapy!

I can't WAIT to get on the other side of this hurdle!

dancetch120 @ gmail.com

Bridget said...

I would like to cut out refined sugars and add more fruits and vegetables!


bridget_hale@hotmail.com

KJ said...

Shared on Twitter!

dancetch120 @ gmail.com

Tracey Seyfarth said...

I love the tip to eat with your non-dominant hand! I need this book! Working on getting the train back on the track this year to be a good example to my daughters.

tcseyfarth@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I will be trying to lose baby weight after baby #3 in January. I will need all the help I can get. Cutting out sugar and carbs some will be my goal. This book seems like a great guide!

Ms. Small World said...

I plan on being more active and being more mindful of the ingredients that are in my food.

Email: crystalagabert@gmail.com

sandee said...

Taking charge of my food choices ! Making a healthier me!
and sharing my healthier life style with my family an investment!

Singleton6 said...

I am going to move more and sit less. I am going to be more aware of what goes in my body!

jenjoysing@gmail.com

Mary Ellen said...

I plan to continue my exercise routine and try to work out 5 times per week. I also plan on trying more new recipes to help eliminate all artificial junk in the house. (Ok, minus some sprinkles once in a while).
Thanks!
hamsterbabies@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Always looking for ways to better educate myself on healthy eating. Thank you for the opportunity to win! Patty @ pmcguinn99@hotmail.com

Lynn Clements said...

I need to walk every day and be healthy so I can keep up with my two little grandsons!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I have decided to try starting a family late in 2013. I want to lose a significant amount of weight before then, so that I can run after our little one (and be a healthy vessel to grow and nurture him/her).

I will start with a cleanse and exercise and work back into the Weight Watchers plan. It worked for me in the past, but I went off of it. I hope that this time it will be for good, forever. :] Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I have decided to try starting a family late in 2013. I want to lose a significant amount of weight before then, so that I can run after our little one (and be a healthy vessel to grow and nurture him/her).

I will start with a cleanse and exercise and work back into the Weight Watchers plan. It worked for me in the past, but I went off of it. I hope that this time it will be for good, forever. :] Thanks for the chance!

email: amanda.m.glass@gmail.com

Amy & Lila said...

I need all the help I can get to eat mindfully!

Cony said...

I'm going to drink more water and be more active!

KathleenB said...

Lost 50 pounds in 2010/2011, maintained it in 2012...and need to kick it up in 2013 to lose the final 35 I need to lose to get to Lifetime at Weight Watchers. This book would help so much!

Amy & Lila said...

I need all the help I can get to eat mindfully!

Anonymous said...

Just shared your link on my Facebook page. :)
Thanks, Patty
pmcguinn99@hotmail.com

talltina said...

In 2013 my goal is to keep a regular food journal to bring awareness to what I need to add or subtract from my daily food intake. :0 e-mail: talltina@gmail.com

JennyPenny said...
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Amanda Ironmonger said...

I have two new things for 2013 - one is to eat my meals at the table instead of in front of the TV. The second is to try to drink more water (and to cut back on the soda). Thanks for the opportunity! :)
Amanda
hrt4tchng@hotmail.com

JennyPenny said...

In 2013 I will continue to eat REAL food, (cut out processed items), exercise 4 times a week (spinning or home videos) and be conscience of my portions. jasper.jenny @ gmail . com

Megan Fontenot said...

In 2013 my first resolution is to be a better me! If I workout and take care of myself I am always happier which makes me a better person. My main focus is going to be on portion control, drinking more water and green tea. This book looks like it will be a great read and very informative. Thank you! Love your site. Megan.Fontenot1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I plan on putting the scale away, I'm worth more than numbers!!

peabclickin
at gmail
dot com

Anonymous said...

I am going to focus on getting back to a more whole foods, plant-based diet.

hdahms@hotmail.com

acookingmizer said...

My resolution is to make time to go to the gym at least 3 days a week.

Anonymous said...

Journal all food
terrikimball1@yahoo.com

Mom on the Go said...

would love this item

BAMAGIRL1 said...

For 2013 I am going to focus on not participating in impulsive eating. When a treat of snack that is not planned presents itself (like when somebody brings treats to the office), I will make myself wait 10 minutes before I indulge. In doing so, the immediate urge may pass and I may decide that I do not really want it after all.

Marilyn Snow said...

I will try to sit and focus on what I am eating instead of multi-tasking

Anonymous said...

I plan on going back on the diabetic diet and to get moving. I lost a lot of weight on this diet previously. My e-mail is reedfamily@austin.rr.com

Victoria Herring said...

This is a perfect way to kick off the new year! I do weight watchers and am always looking for remotivating ways to journal and cook/live/be healthier.

Victoria Herring said...

I also posted to facebook.

Lisa said...

I plan on cutting down on carbs and eating more healthy proteins and veggies.
Lisa mrscooz@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I plan to up my water intake! I'm always dehydrated. kpkeaney@gmail.com

TeenaBugg38 said...

I need to focus on moving!!! Thanks for a chance to win...this book looks awesome!

Kimberly {www.WorkItOutGurl.com} said...

I am looking to really work on my eating habits in 2013. I don't eat poorly, but I know I can do better. This book would definitely help. Kimberly@workitoutgurl.com

Anonymous said...

My plan is to drop all those mindless diets and try to lose the 10kg I gained post operation in October by going on a healthy, balanced diet (thanks to Skinnytaste recipes, among others) and exercising more!

kotszok@gmail.com

Sunflower said...

Less stress, more service! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

also, I shared on Facebook!

kotszok@gmail.com

Sunflower said...

Shared on FB! Email: hyperactive0gal@gmail.com! Thanks!

Heather Greenslade said...

I plan to keep up my healthy eating habits and not go back to my over indulging ways :) hjm811@gmail.com

oberpfalz said...

I'm on my lifestyle change since almost one year. Lost 40 pounds and counting. Doing it the healthy way to be healthy not skinny.
oberpfalzalex_2000@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Restarting WW and a better exercise program for 2013!

jenartkop at verizon dot net

Taysha said...

I plan on getting healthier in '13

Anonymous said...

My lifestyle change started in 2011 and is something I will keep doing for life. I lost 116 pounds and now workout 3-4 times a week and eat many more veggies, fruits and lots fewer processed foods. Mindful eating is a big key!
Sara B
Email: bragu@earthlink.net

Sara said...

I plan to be more active, drink more water, and eat more veggies (and less cheese). Love your blog! :)

Debbie said...

For 2013 I am really trying to focus on overall health. For so long I focused mainly on a "diet" and "exercise". But what I have learned is there is a balance between them. I want to make sure I am eating healthy, whole, natural foods and start focusing on strength in my fitness. Mindless calorie burning is not ultimate health, but strength is. I truly believe strong is the new skinny. But overall, I just want to be HEALTHY. And that starts with healthy eating habits.

I think this book would be a great guide in my goal for health next year.

Debbie - daroberts02@gmail.com

Jpellette80 said...

I plan on getting back on track with watching what I eat with the coming of New Years! I am an emotional eater and to top it off I am in school for culinary arts so it is my job to eat! I would love to sneak healthier food into the food I already make!

Kelly said...

Trying to get my food addiction under control. Focusing on eating protein, fresh vegetables and fruits at each meal and eliminating non-nutritious foods.

Kristen said...

For 2013 I am going to try to eat more whole foods and shop the permitter!

Kristen said...

In 2013 I am going to eat more whole foods and make better food choices!

Kristen said...

shared for you here-

Jpellette80 said...

Tweeted about the giveaway!

https://twitter.com/jpellette80/status/284453166068666368

Melissa said...

I am focusing on eating better and exercising more. I'm not going to worry about the numbers on the scale.

Terri Leon said...

I'm planning on bringing my own lunch and snacks to school instead of buying food from the school cafeteria. Too much money spent on school food that may not be so good for me!

Terri Leon said...

I shared on Twitter! :)

Cindy Jochims said...

I will be drinking more water and cutting way back on sugar.

cindy.jochims@sanfordhealth.org

Cindy Jochims said...

I shared on Twitter! :)

cindy.jochims@sanfordhealth.org

tamwash said...

I'm working out more, Jazzercise here I come.

tamwash(at)yahoo(dot)com

Julianne Torielli said...

This is just what I need! I'm a single, working Mom, so my resolution is to spend as much quality time with my children as I can and set a side some time to exercise.

julianne.torielli@gmail.com

Julianne Torielli said...

And tweeted!

julianne.torielli@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hoping to attend WW meetings more regularly! - hhutchi3@uwo.ca

mariana quintero said...

Today I started tracking all my food once again. I'm looking forward to eating clean and cooking more meals. Mariana.a.quintero@gmail.com

mariana quintero said...

Today I started tracking all my food once again. I'm looking forward to eating clean and cooking more meals. Mariana.a.quintero@gmail.com

mariana quintero said...

Left a comment on facebook marina.a.quintero@gmail.com

Katie said...

I want to be better about planning my meals in advance and bringing healthy snacks to work!

Katie said...

I tweeted!!

Anonymous said...

I hope that in 2013, I can have a healthier relationship with food.

adrienne0918@hotmail.com

Marie Santo said...

My New Years motto is to eat healthy, think healthy!

Bauers' Blessings said...

I love the thought of eating with my left hand. I would love to read this book. I have lost 35 pounds and going.

Cardio Queen said...

My husband and I plan on being more mindful of eating clean and choosing organic, no matter the cost in 2013! This sounds like a fun read!

Kim said...

Less tv and being more active. Planning meals for the week and making better choices. Setting small goals.

kaweakland@hotmail.com

Kim said...

I also shared on facebook.

kaweakland@hotmail.com

Nicki Behnke said...

I am planning to eat and serve more raw veggies vs. cooked. nickadoodle2@juno.com

jan said...

SO ready to try your approach to food. It may be just what I need. Have tried OA, Weight Watchers and several others that pit me against my food rather than align my intake with what is more natural and true. Will be anxious to hear more ...
jegkk@prodigy.net Would be great to win a free copy of the book too. :)

Lynda said...

i'd love to (re)start running and pilates again [lyndagp at gmail dot com]

Lynda said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/oshkoshbgosh321/status/284549035816271872

Diet Drama said...

I'm going into 2013 with a new approach to food and eating! My goal is to not seek comfort in food and break my bad food habits. Would love to win a copy of this book to help me along! diet.dramatics@gmail.com

jan said...

Second Chance. Shared on Twitter. Thanks. jegkk@prodigy.net

Diet Drama said...

Also tweeted the giveaway! yay! diet.dramatics@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am focusing on "focusing on my food". Step 1 was to put my fork/spoon down between bites. I didn't realize how awkward it would be for me, but I am working on making it a habit. "Eating Mindfully" sounds like the steps I need to add to my "focus" so I can enjoy a balanced relationship with food.
mj.baker@sbcglobal.net

Cheryl Minor said...

Looking to get my body back after finishing my Ph.D. Email me at Revcminor@aol.com

PB said...

Just to eat healthy......need to cut down the sugar levels. Make better choices!

Stephanie Gibbons said...

I would love love LOVE to win your book. My positive change this year is not to binge on the weekends. I am healthy and really strict Sun.-Fri. afternoon as far as working out everyday and eating very VERY clean. However I have developed this habit or mind set that its "OK" to eat and drink whatever I want on the weekends. I have literally made myself ill because I've gone to bed so miserably full. I realize every weekend that its wrong and so unhealthy but the cravings are uncontrollable. I need to get a handle on this behavior.

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