Deli Case

The Most Important Holiday Eating Tip

A recent article points out what I think is the single most important tip for avoiding holiday eating disappointment and weight gain.  Bonus:  It is just as important any month of the year. Enjoy a small portion of a favorite food regularly – possibly even every day. Viewing treat food as “bad” or off limits creates a[…]

Choose Your Own Style (of eating)

How tuned in are you to your needs?  Do you know what your best eating style is?  Chances are good that you have been confused and discouraged, trying to keep up with the latest nutrition research in hopes of nailing that perfect diet that will allow you to maintain an ideal weight for life, never[…]

“But I just want to lose ___ pounds . . . and then I will start eating more intuitively.”

What is wrong with wanting to “just get the pounds off” first and then start eating “normally” or “more intuitively”? For one thing, the process of doing another unrealistic eating plan just takes you farther away from eating in tune with your body and soul.  It is just one more opportunity to strengthen the neural[…]

Emotional Eating Is Fine?

Can emotional eating be a part of a healthy eating plan?  My answer would be, “It has to be.”  Why?  Because we are emotional beings, and acknowledging that can be helpful when setting expectations about our overall eating patterns. An opinion on this appeared in US News and World Report, expressing this very point.  The[…]

Want to GAIN weight? Try dieting!

Yes, dieting . . .  a great way for many people to gain weight over time.  It has everything to do with your outlook. Focus on the scale and obsess about food choices, restrict calories to the point of discomfort, and remove pleasure from your eating; you will most likely find yourself buried in a[…]

5 Tips for Healthier Holiday Eating

Here’s a segment I recorded on WUWM with tips to combat holiday stress eating and build more willpower all year round.  For practice with more mindful eating, try the In the Moment – Mindful Eating app! Happy Holidays!  Enjoy the food, the family, and the fun.