Saturday, December 3, 2016

Does Comfort Food Really Provide Comfort?

May 6, 2015 by  
Filed under Mindfulness, Recovery

If “comfort” food didn’t really bring you comfort, would you be as likely to eat it or eat as much of it? We’ve come to believe that foods which are high in fat and sugar boost our mood by activating the brain’s reward system. But what if that’s not actually the case? According to recent […]

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.MomDishesItOut.com   Just like the series of books by Laura Numeroff , if you give a kid a cupcake, there’s more meaning in that one cupcake than just the fact of being a cupcake! In our “Something More Than Fish” blog post, we discussed a similar concept. Today, however, we’re using […]

Something More Than Fish

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.MomDishesItOut.com As you know, I’m not perfect. Rather, I’m the real deal! I am the dietitian with the picky kids. My children definitely give me much practice about what I preach. And then, thank goodness, there are other times. I continue on this long journey of exposing my children to foods […]

Get Political: Speak Up About the Proposed New Nutrition Labels and Serving Sizes

August 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Activism, Advocacy, Nutrition, Politics, Wellness

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.LauraCipulloLLC.com Do you catch yourself staring at the back of packaged foods trying to decipher what the nutrition labels mean? Let’s face it… food labels can be very confusing. Now is our opportunity to have a voice in making changes! Have you seen the proposals for the new food label? This […]

Sign the Declaration of Independence from Dieting!

It’s July 4th in the U.S.  A day when we celebrate the country’s independence from external rule.  What better time to declare your independence from dieting?  Dieting is another form of external rule that causes all sorts of problems, many of them very serious.  Here’s a “short” list of just 40 Reasons to Stop Dieting […]

Finding the Joy in Eating: An Experiment

In a recent post on our blog A Weight Lifted, Darla Breckenridge, psychologist and behavioral leader at Green Mountain at Fox Run, shared some thoughts on how we can change our brain with mindfulness.  The overall thrust of the post was that how we repeatedly react to emotional situations causes actual structural changes in the […]

The Day After: Mindfully Eating Chocolate

Do you have a box of chocolates calling your name the day after Valentine’s Day?  Or has it already been enjoyed?  Notice my choice of verbs there — I’m subtly conveying the pleasure we can get from something as simple as chocolate. Now the words chocolate and simple may not be words you often pair […]

Calories…Again??

In listening to a radio show discussing the impact of recently-released 2012 school lunch/breakfast regulations, a primary feature of which is the limitation of calories per meal, obviously in response to concern over children’s weights,  it struck me once again how misguided is the focus on calories that public health initiatives continue to have. Certainly, […]

Healthy Eating at College: A Cheat Sheet

College…it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  With full apologies to Dickens, I write this tongue-in-cheek because my college days were indeed wonderful times.  But when it came to feeding myself, I was one of the crowd — figuring out how to eat well in the face of a chaotic […]

Is Your Definition of Healthy Eating Keeping You From Doing It?

Have you sworn off dieting but still seem to struggle with healthy eating?  It could be the way you define the term. In the Redefining Healthy Eating class I teach at Green Mountain at Fox Run, I ask women what comes to mind when I say the words “healthy eating.”  While more and more frequently […]

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