Natural sugar is a desirable ingredient?

Oh, com on . . . What next?!  I just read an article in the Wall Street Journal, and I find myself wondering who falls for this nonsense.  I hope you won’t! Food manufacturers will try anything to influence our choices.  Soft drink companies are trying a new method to get us to buy their products:[…]

Cravings and Emotional Eating: What Does Improvement Look Like?

‘Tis the season . . . for excess. Cravings and emotional eating are probably the most distressing of all eating behaviors.  Losing control simply feels bad.  On top of that, it can be very difficult for people to give themselves the credit they deserve when they start working on strategies to change these habits.  A[…]

Having trouble losing weight? Try accepting your body first.

I’m preparing for my yoga final exam class this weekend.  My class will be grounding, with a focus on body image (feeling grounded in one’s own body).  Some thoughts for a short meditation offer another outlook on the topic.  Another way of looking at things is often helpful. Imagine that you hate the house you[…]

Wish you thought about food less? Stop the tug-of-war!

“When you resist you are giving what you don’t want power. When you persist you are empowering your choices.” ~Laura Day I will not have that ____.  (Fill in the blank with any food you obsess about.)  I WILL NOT HAVE THAT _____!  I WILL NOT HAVE THAT _____!! Can you feel the tension grow[…]

Reflections on REALLY Delicious Desserts (I don’t often eat cake, but . . . .)

I love cake, but I rarely eat it.  This is not because I think I shouldn’t.  I don’t even believe in the word “shouldn’t” when it comes to food.  I prefer “choose to” or “choose not to.”  I see no point in eating cake that isn’t outstanding, defined (by me) as homemade, delicate, and not too sweet.[…]

For Healthy Whole Grains, Look for 10:1

An article about whole grains published recently by the Harvard School of Public Health offers a helpful, easy guideline for choosing healthy whole grain products.  The simple indicator: For every 10 grams of carbohydrate, there should be at least 1 gram of fiber.  For example, a product that contains 23 grams of carbohydrate per serving should have[…]