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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
I like this list of 10 myths for weight loss, because not only do I agree, but they are not the ones I am used to seeing. Take a look at the article (from Prevention) and see if you learn something new!
The best weight loss tips (as reported by TIME Magazine) come from people who have lost and kept it off. In short: Be OK with slow and steady. (Remember: The tortoise won the race!) Pay attention to emotions and triggers and how they affect eating. This type of journaling can be more effective than simply counting calories.[…]
I had a recent radio appearance on local public radio (WUWM) on the topic of New Year’s resolutions and dieting. How can you have a healthier start? Listen to my thoughts.
One of my staff dietitians had an article published in USA Today. Thankfully she offers a truly useful look at holiday eating, not the usual recycling of tips we all know (ie. “Bring a vegetable platter to the party.”) Aren’t we all tired of those same recommendations every year? The tips that will really help[…]
While reading a new Danish study about cheese and heart disease, I found myself getting a little angry! The headline declares “When Choosing Cheese, Low Fat May Not Matter.” I thought, ‘This looks interesting,’ and I continued reading, looking for keys about whether or not this is a study worth noting. The more I read, I[…]
I have long suspected that binging is associated with blood sugar abnormalities, increasing the risk of insulin resistance. It just makes sense to me that consuming large quantities of food at one time would tax the body’s ability to manage the blood sugar reaction, especially if binging is ongoing for years. A study just came[…]
This video focuses on cell phone usage, but you will easily see how this applies to eating for emotion avoidance as well. Really good . . .