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How Visual Cues Affect the Amount of Food We Consume.

Sifu Renka/Creative Commons license A study completed at Cornell University examined whether visual cues (as they relate to portion size) could influence the amount of food participants ate, without altering estimated food intake or satiation. The study involved 54 participants between the ages of 18-46 with varying BMIs. The participants were divided into two groups; one group was given a bowl of soup in a normal bowl, the other group was given a bowl of soup in a self-refilling bowl. The self-refilling bowls were hooked up to a hose from underneath the table; the bowl would slowly refill as the participant ate. Participants eating from the self-refilling bowl consumed 73% more soup than those participants eating from the normal bowl. ...
Meditation and Binge Eating Disorder

Meditation-Based Intervention for Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License via AlicePopkorn Is it possible that individuals with Binge Eating Disorder could gain a greater sense of control over eating by giving up a certain amount of conscious control? It’s quite the paradox, really. A study completed at the University of Indiana examined this very idea. The study explored the use of meditation-based intervention for Binge Eating Disorder. The six-week study introduced 18 obese women to standard and eating-specific mindfulness meditation. After completing the study, episodes of binge-eating decreased from 4.02 episodes per week, to 1.57 episodes per week. Additionally, the women’s scores on the Binge Eating Scale (BES), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) decreased significantly; anxiety ...
News You Can Use

News You Can Use – November 20-27 2011

“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your news update for the week of November 20-27 2011” Overweight people eat less often Green Cleaning Recipes Watch out for high fructose corn syrup in barbeque sauces Mindfulness meditation quiets the ...
mindfulness in eating disorder recovery

Buddhist Underpinnings of Mindfulness

When the power of love is greater than the love for power; The world shall know peace. Bring happiness to every encounter in life. Allow life and all its abundance to come to you. Take pleasure from what you possess without being attached to these things. Extend your perspective beyond just your senses. Live in a conscious and continuous state of gratitude and bliss. Train your mind and body to live without suffering. Awaken to new possibilities and your Divine magnificence! Worries are interludes in happiness!!! The THOUGHTS the THINKER THINKS cause suffering. “True spirituality is a mental attitude you can practice at any time.” — Dalai Lama Sources: Dr Wayne Dyer ( Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on ...
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