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putting food away doesn’t mean it’s “off-limits”

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

We had another opportunity to deal with candy over the Holidays. Every year we do a Gingerbread house, this year M also did one at school which was basically half a tub of frosting, 5 graham crackers and a ton of candy. Pretty much every day she was pestering me about it, occasionally taking a nibble or two when she thought I wasn’t looking (note the occasional sneaking or food is normal at this stage, but habitual, secretive binging is concerning to say the least…) Anyhoo, having...

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“child-sized” portion of dessert and mall fun

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Blog Posts | 15 comments

Note, I will be out of town and not posting for the week of Jan 20- Jan 29th… We went to Rosedale mall recently. A few thoughts… One of our favorite things at the Rosedale mall is looking for fossils in the stone flooring. There are these amazing Amenids all over the floor and we have a great time walking around looking for them. Look for fossils when you are out places, the Minneapolis Art Museum has some fossils too… Then we ate at Ruby Tuesdays which I like generally. (Here...

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reader’s happy ending to sugary cereal quandry…

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in Blog Posts | 7 comments

This was sent to me by a reader who followed my sugary cereal battles last year. I am happy to report, that the issue is also resolved in our home as well. I love getting these kinds of emails from parents who are able to stick it out and not pressure with eating. It is so, so hard sometimes! Parents, will you share your stories of patience paying off to inspire others? “A happy ending to my sugar cereal woes. . . Background: hubby eats sugar cereals for breakfast and buys them regularly...

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“Just don’t bring it into the house!” Questionable things experts say #5

Posted by on Oct 3, 2011 in Blog Posts | 55 comments

This one makes me crazy. I hear it over and over. Some doctor or other ‘expert’ scolds parents, “Hey, you’re the parent, just don’t bring it into the house!” A recent article on kids’ eating had this nugget, from Renna, a pediatrician and nutritionist: “Just don’t have it in the house: Having a junk-food-free home gives kids no choice but to eat healthy. If your kids do not have the constant exposure to foods with little to no dietary value,...

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physiology of hunger hormone changed by how we FEEL about the food

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Blog Posts | 18 comments

I could also title this post, “my new favorite study.” Why? Because it is a hormonal, measurable, lab-value kind-of-thing  (that should intrigue some doubters) that contributes to our understanding  of why diets, no– not just diets– but “sensible” eating and likely even grudging “moderation” doesn’t work. When I talk to folks and tell them that in a study of teens, even “healthy” weight maintenance or weight loss tactics such as...

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