This month Caroline from Healthy Home Cafe shares this delicious snack idea.
Saturday, 8 August 2015
Suitable for beginners and experienced, the peaceful surrounds of the lotus garden and temple is the perfect space to enjoy a meditation. Meditation cushions are provided or seating is available if preferred. Drop-ins welcome but bookings are advised.
Where: The Buddha Bar Healing Clinic and Emporium, 434 King Street Newtown
When: Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30pm
For more information call (02) 9517 9725
For more information call (02) 9517 9725
Whether you are looking for a Remedial Massage, Lymphatic, Myofascial, Acupuncture, Osteopathy treatment, or a place of peace and serentity, the local Buddha Bar Healing Clinic and Emporium will be able to help you out. Also offering meditation classes, energy and spiritual treatments, and holistic counselling, the Buddha Bar is influenced by ancient healing traditions from around the world.
Open 7 days a week, the shop is also a great place to pick yourself up something to help make you feel good including aromatherapy oils, scented candles, affirmation cards and spiritual gifts.
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How often do you eat on the run, inhale your food or sit in front of the TV while eating and afterward feel like you hardly ate anything, want to keep eating or barely remember what it actually tasted like?
Mindful eating allows us to be more aware of what, why and how much we eat by being 'in the moment' during our eating experiences. For example, learning whether you eat for reasons other than hunger, what foods you actually prefer the taste and texture of or how you are physically feeling during or after eating.
If you often eat to uncomfortable levels, crave certain foods or eat when bored or sad etc. then mindful eating may be useful for you as a starting point to find strategies to overcome these habits.
Mindful eating tips:
- Stop to 'check in' with your hunger before you start eating. This will help you work out if you are actually hungry, or just craving a certain food. What would you rate your physical hunger out of 10?
- Eat sitting down without distraction to pay attention to what you are eating. It is easy to eat mindlessly when standing in front of the cupboard or fridge, or watching TV. Sit down with a pre-portioned snack or meal and enjoy it.
- Take your first couple of bites and notice what you are experiencing - Do you enjoy the taste and texture? How would you rate it out of 10?
- When you have eaten 75% of you meal, stop to evaluate whether you are still hungry. If you aren't, are you going to stop or continue until it's all gone?
Want to learn more about mindful eating and how to better put it into practice? Or are you looking for support on how to create better eating habits based on what you noticed from the experience? Make a booking with our Dietitian Amanda through reception on (02) 9517 9932 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dairy foods are well known for our bone health but recent research shows that milk, cheese and yogurt can also protect us against heart disease and stroke, reduce the risk of high blood pressure and some cancers and may reduce our risk of type 2 diabetes.
Because growing bodies and older people need more calcium, we need different amounts at different stages of our life. Check out the table below to see if you are meeting the recommendations:
Is reduced-fat options better than full-fat?
All milk (regular-fat and reduced-fat) is considered to be a nutritious food and the health benefits of dairy foods are linked to all milk. Fat helps us to stay fuller for longer, which can help reduce needing other snacks after eating full-fat dairy foods. For a healthy and active person, the type of dairy you buy should be based on preference. However, if you have high cholesterol or a risk of heart disease, you may wish to speak to a Dietitian about the most appropriate choices for you.
What if I have lactose intolerance?
But I'm trying to lose weight...
Unlike what some people believe, dairy foods are not linked to weight gain. In fact, 3-4 serves of milk, cheese and yogurt in a balanced diet can actually help maintain a healthy weight and even help to shrink waist lines by keeping you feeling full and replacing higher-energy snacks/foods.
Looking for ideas on how to get more dairy into your day? Check out the Legendairy website to download their free ecookbook.
To investigate a food intolerance or get advice on your dairy intake, get in contact with one of our expert Dietitians at Newtown Nutrition. Call (02) 9517 9931 or email email@example.com