Diets make me sad. I had a client send me the below picture of her dinner.
My speciality as a dietitian, is in what is called the mindful eating approach. Mindful eating, is a diet-free approach to healthy living. In practicing mindful eating we are retraining our brains how to eat. If our brain senses deprivation like what is typically involved in a diet, then it won’t be happy and eventually we will go back to our old ways. One way to overcome this is through pumping up the volume of your foods without pumping up the calories.
When our brain sees a full plate it sends signals to our stomach that it is enough food, regardless of the calories. Two things that add volume, without a lot of calories, are water and vegetables. I know what you are thinking, BORING! Not if you start your day with my Mindful Oatmeal. This oatmeal includes a full serving of veggies, and allows you to fill your bowl to the brim so your eyes can feast too!