The New Buzzword Around Dieting “Mindful Eating” But What Is it?

When you see the term Mindful Eating you might have an idea what it means. I thought I did when I first saw it. I guess I did in a simplified version but the more I learned about it, the more it really opened my mind. It also opened a new door regarding the way I eat.

Over-simplified, mindful eating is being aware of what you’re eating and being aware of what your body actually wants. – Angie Beechan LuvSavingMoney.com

If you’ve tried to follow just about any app, diet plan, or “lifestyle change” program recently you may have heard things like “Are you really hungry or are you actually thirsty?” or “Do you really want that chocolate cake or are you eating it just because it’s there?” Things of that nature. That’s part of it.

If you think the opposite way and think about “mindless eating” one might picture someone sitting in front of a tv throwing down a whole bag of chips. Or grabbing a cookie from the cookie jar every time you go past because it’s become habit. They might not even realize they’re doing it all the time, it’s almost become automatic.

I’ve been learning about mindful eating through Noom but I’m seen it mentioned in several places recently. So mindful eating would become more aware of your habits, your surroundings, and your triggers. Learning to slow down and appreciate your food without preventable distractions such as cell phones and televisions. Learning to appreciate the flavors in your food, the textures, the sources and ingredients. If you’re wondering about lunch with friends or dinner as a family, it’s actually beneficial. Sitting around a table eating and talking rather than sitting wherever you land while playing on your phone. Taking in the atmosphere, the smell from the foods, etc.

So maybe that’s an extreme example but it does help me to slow down and enjoy the food more and appreciate it. It’s not inhaling Doritos while writing a blog post (cough cough I have no idea who used to do that).

Sometimes it’s catching yourself when you mindlessly grab for the cookies on the table and you say to yourself, “ok Ang, you’ve already had a cookie but you’re not really hungry” or “I think I want it because it’s sweet and crunchy, l’ll eat an apple instead.”

So I hope this post has helped you understand the mindful eating buzzword a little better.


Up to 50% Off Chemical Free Cleaning at e-cloth #eclothpartner

I have several e-cloth cleaning products. They’re made well and they work. e-cloth is a much more affordable alternative to that other brand out there. e-cloth products lets you clean with just water. No chemicals, no special cleaner sprays, just water.

Right now you can get some e-cloth favorite products up to 50% off. Face cloth 10 pc it, home cleaning 3 pc kit, window cleaning 2 pack and more only $10! Shop the e-cloth $10 sale to grab these deals. Some items are already selling out!

I’ve done a few posts and reviews on e-cloth products if you’re not familiar with them. Check out my e-cloth review on the kitchen cleaning cloths and stainless steel cleaning cloths.

Also for the month of October, when you donate $4 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation you’ll get a 20% off discount code to e-cloth and a free mini water sprayer!

Get a great deal, reduce the amount of chemicals in your home, donate to a great cause, and get a free mini water sprayer. You could get a lot of helpful goodies this month without spending a lot of money. These are some of the best deals I’ve seen at e-cloth. I know I’ll be grabbing a few of these deals!

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FREE Piece of Godiva Chocolate on National Chocolate Day

A lot of people love chocolate. It makes sense there would be a national chocolate day. It also makes sense that chocolate companies would want to help you celebrate. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, with or without nuts, artisan chocolate, or right off the rack at the grocery store, it’s hard to beat chocolate.

Monday October 28 is National Chocolate Day. I couldn’t love it anymore that it happens on a Monday. I know I could use a piece of chocolate on a Monday. Godiva has a treat for you that day!

In Celebration of National Chocolate Day, Godiva is offering a free chocolate case piece with ANY purchase (while supplies last) at Godiva Boutique, Cafe, and Outlet locations. Only valid on October 28, 2019.

Need help finding a Godiva location? Check the Godiva website and click on the “Boutiques & Cafes” link in the upper left corner of the homepage. Also Godiva is offering a free trick or treat backpack with $50 order with code: HALLOWEEN until 10/20/19

Godiva’s Fall collection is out now. It includes flavors like Pumpkin Spice and Maple Walnut. I love anything Maple so that would be amazing for me. I haven’t treated myself to some Godiva chocolate in a long time. The Boscov’s near my house has a Godiva case. I just might have to get myself a little treat.

Do you have a favorite chocolate? How will you celebrate National Chocolate Day?

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Penn State Extension Offering “Dining With Diabetes” Course

If you or someone you care about has recently been diagnosed with Diabetes, it can be hard to wade through all the information rushing at you. Medication changes/additions, diet changes, lifestyle changes, can all be overwhelming. Talking to your doctor or a dietician can definitely help. Penn State Extension wants to help with their “Dining with Diabetes” course.

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“Dining with Diabetes” is a nationally accredited diabetes education program that is geared toward anyone who has type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, has a family member with type 2 diabetes, or is at risk for developing diabetes. Trained extension educators, in consultation with registered dietitians and diabetes educators, lead the discussions.

Each class offers information on healthy food and physical activity choices, food demonstrations and tasting, and guidance on important numbers to know for managing diabetes. In addition to program-related booklets, participants will receive the Dining with Diabetes cookbook and have the option of having their A1C tested at the first and follow-up classes. A1C is a nonfasting blood test obtained by a finger stick. Results show a three-month average blood glucose level.

For more information or to register, visit the Penn State Extension website at extension.psu.edu/dining-with-diabetes or call 877-345-0691. You can search the courses by county to find one near you.

Individuals who want to learn how to better manage diabetes are invited to participate in a course offered by Penn State Extension from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on November 1, 8, 15, and 22 at the Ross Library, 232 West Main Street Lock Haven, PA. This class will be offered for free. Reference the link above to find more availability at other Penn State Extensions.

When it comes to your health, classes like these can be a fun and valuable way to learn from experts on what to do. It’s a great venue to ask questions. Why would this choice be better than that choice? I love (insert food) what can be a good substitute? What exactly is A1C? Etc

If you know someone who could benefit from these courses, please share this post with them.


LEGO is Building Up Their Game With LEGO Hidden Side

LEGO is one of those toys that are timeless. Kids enjoy building with LEGOs as much today as they did 30 years ago. I still enjoy sitting down and playing with LEGOs with my kids. I love to see the ingenuity, the creativeness, and the problem-solving skill come into play.

Once you get a masterpiece completed sometimes it’s hard to decide, Do you smash it or do you display it? LEGO Hidden side lets you increase the enjoyment of your accomplishment by ridding it of the unwanted guests. Yea you read that right. After you build your creation, LEGO Hidden Side uses AR technology via a free app that lets you detect and catch ghosts in your new creation.

LEGO Hidden Side offers 8 different sets from budget friendly J.B.’s Ghost Lab to the large haunted high school. My 10 year old son already has a few sets on his Christmas wish list.

Check out the LEGO Hidden Side Comic-Con trailer:

I’m no toy expert but I have a hunch that these will be the hot LEGO sets for Christmas. If my 10 yr old son and my 6 yr old daughter already want one, you know they’ll be talking about them too.

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