Nutritionist presents on mindful eating

first_imgJocie Antonelli, nutrition and safety manager for Notre Dame Food Services, gave a presentation on mindful eating as part of the McDonald Center’s Mindful Mondays. Antonelli, who also offers nutritional counseling, said mindfulness is closely related to intentionality and explained how both are related to food in particular.  “Taking that idea of mindfulness and applying it to eating is, very simply, having an awareness of what you’re eating, why you’re eating, how you’re eating, all those kind of things that that involve eating, and being present in that moment,” she said. “We’re all busy, we’re all trying to fit a lot of things into our schedules, so we don’t always have time to eat without multitasking.”Freshman Reinaldo Angola-Hernandez said he took an interest in the presentation because he hopes to improve his health habits in college. “I was interested in going to the event because I want to build super healthy habits while I’m at college, partly because I want to prove to myself that I can make good choices without having my mother behind my back all the time,” he said. “Also, I’m always looking for any free events offered on campus that will help me grow as an individual.”Antonelli referenced New York Times bestselling author Dr. Susan Albers multiple times, saying Albers highlights mindfulness as a tactic to remove obstacles that prevent an people from determining their bodies’ dietary needs. “Many social and environmental factors can stand in the way of being able to accurately decode your body’s feedback. Mindfulness helps you break free from routine eating habits by examining the thoughts, feelings and internal pressures that affect how and why you eat or don’t eat,” Antonelli said.Antonelli also said Albers suggests it can be helpful to ask yourself questions about your environment, habits and body signals before eating to better register your body’s needs. To end the presentation, Antonelli led participants through a meditation that focused on fully savoring the experience of eating a piece of chocolate — listening to the crinkle of the foil, inhaling the smell and letting the chocolate melt in the mouth for a few moments before chewing.Angola-Hernandez said the chocolate meditation was a new experience for him.“I thought [the instruction] provided new and interesting insights, and I especially liked the chocolate meditation because I have never heard of that and I honestly thoroughly enjoyed those two tiny Hershey kisses way more than usual because of it,” he said. “I’m kind of excited to eat again just so I can actually slow down and savor every bite.”Antonelli said it’s important not to confuse mindfulness with being overly critical or strict with your diet. “Every item you’ve enjoyed can be part of a balanced and healthy diet,” she said. “It just takes moderation.” Tags: health, McDonald Center, mindful eating, mindful mondays, Notre Dame Food Serviceslast_img read more

Bilstein Shocks continues IMCA support for 22nd season

first_imgThe top eligible drivers in each of the five Modified regions receive $350 certificates while runners-up get $250 and third-place finishers $200; top three eligible drivers in both Stock Car regions earn certificates valued at $350, $250 and $150, respectively. IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod competitors are in the running for nearly $8,000 in product certificate awards to be given by the Poway, Calif., manufacturer. For more information on Bilstein shocks, visit or call 1-800-537-1085. Follow them at or Bilstein awards will be pre­sented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. Drivers in all five divi­sions must compete with four Bilstein shocks, display two Bilstein decals on their race car and return a sign-up form to the IMCA home office. center_img Top three drivers in both Hobby Stock regions and in national Northern Sport­Mod and Southern SportMod point standings receive product certificates valued at $300, $200 and $100. POWAY, Calif. – Bilstein Shocks continues its support of IMCA for a 22nd consecutive season. “The Bilstein program has been a mainstay for IMCA racers for over two decades and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We’re grateful for their support and look forward to it continuing well into the future.”last_img read more

Breaking: One feared dead as Ogun residents protest killing of footballer by SARS + Videos

first_imgRelatedPosts Three-man gang kidnaps lady promised job, repeatedly rapes her despite N400,000 ransom Three arrested for killing, burying kidnapped victim in shallow grave inside forest I don’t think twice before killing — Aye Confraternity ‘Butcher’ One person was feared dead as scores of residents on Monday staged a protest in Sagamu, Ogun State over the death of Remo Stars Football Club player, Tiyamiyu Kazeem. Kazeem, according to available information, was pushed to his death by an operative of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad over the weekend. The protesters, who took to the streets of Sagamu, also stormed the palace of the Akarigbo and the Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, demanding justice for the deceased. However, the protest has allegedly claimed one life as it turned violent as policemen attempted to disperse the protesters with force. Tags: Oba Babatunde AjayiRemo Stars Football ClubSpecial Anti-Robbery SquadTiamiyu Kazeemlast_img read more