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Musings on Taft’s “modern” diet

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

While in my hotel room, I read this article on President Taft’s modern diet… Take a moment to read it. Listen to the language used, and the message it sends.  Are you surprised by the outcome, or the conclusion? (My comments in italics below…) “The physician spelled out exactly what Taft should eat and at what time of day. The diet included lots of lean meat, fish and vegetables without butter and gluten (wheat) biscuits, which Taft ordered from a bakery in London,...

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School and “healthy” food rules. Have we lost our minds?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Blog Posts | 1 comment

“My friend just called me and said her daughter was not allowed to go to recess today because she broke the rule of bringing an “unhealthy” food to snack. She brought a homemade chocolate chip...

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Training Adults to Identify Hunger: Do Kids Need “Training?”

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

  Recently, an interesting journal article has been making the rounds about training adults to recognize and respond to hunger cues. Essentially, the researchers asked study participants to pay attention to when they felt hunger: described as “EHS” or empty hollow sensation of the stomach, and “inanition,” or more of the feelings of anxiousness, fatigue, headache etc. that often come later. They then tested blood sugar levels in the subjects and by doing so, were...

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Chocolate milk helps kids shed the pounds!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Blog Posts | 8 comments

This study about beverages and BMI (Public Health Nutrition Journal)  in a sampling of Mexican American children showed that the more flavored milk kids drank, the lower the BMI. (Soda was associated with an increased risk of “obesity,” interestingly, juice and other sugar-sweetened beverages showed no effect…) OK, I don’t really believe that chocolate milk makes kids thinner, or fatter. I believe there is a complex play of factors, from genetics to poverty, to timing...

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“mindful” eating, what it is and isn’t, and why kids don’t need it

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Blog Posts |

A few random thoughts on mindful eating, which seems to be THE buzzword in eating and weight loss circles… What Mindful Eating is… Mindful eating is  paying attention Mindful eating is being curious Mindful eating is exploring Mindful eating is permission Mindful eating is rediscovering one of life’s great pleasures Mindful eating exercises are a method used to help adults reconnect to tuned in eating, or eating based on internal cues of hunger, fullness AND appetite. Mindful...

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