How Long Have You Been Dieting?

“I’ve been dieting since I was 8,” said my new weight loss client.  She is now 50-something.  “The doctor looked at a chart and told me I was on the high end of normal, but with a little luck I might grow into my weight.  I remember feeling like something was wrong with me.” Sadly, this[…]

Is my Thanksgiving dinner decadent enough?

I had a discussion this morning with one of the many people preparing for the upcoming day of indulgence. That day is, of course, Thanksgiving, day of sanctioned gluttony, over fullness, and lots and lots of regret. In planning the meal, which she cooks herself, an internal voice kept popping up to ask “Is that[…]

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Are You a FOOD ADDICT?

The term “food addict” is tossed around loosely.  Many people claim to be addicted to sugar, or potato chips, or chocolate or . . . . The term “addiction” sounds serious, and it is, so we should be careful how we use it in relation to food, or we may end up contributing to our own[…]

Danger: Beware of Food Advertisements!

Would you be outraged if you saw an ice cream ad that looked like this?  (I’m referring to the message it sends, not my admittedly horrible graphic design skills.) Actually it’s not much of a stretch from the real ads I have seen lately.  Driving on the freeway for 30 minutes yesterday, I saw two separate[…]