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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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Afternoon in a French Park: Food as Connector

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Blog Posts |

At a park a few weeks ago in France, there were three somewhat disheveled older men drinking (alcohol I presume) and sitting on a park bench. The men stared ahead, saying little between swallows. Meanwhile, my daughter and several other children were gathered around a green hedge a hundred yards away or so. I wandered over to see what they were doing, and noticed they were eating something. Excitedly, M ran to me with a few (rather unripe) raspberries in her hand. The sign on the neatly kept...

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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 isĀ  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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Trying new recipes: maybe delicious, but risky and expensive

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Blog Posts | 12 comments

So, I was flipping through Cooking Light and saw a new recipe for a cucumber salad I thought I would try. I find that I rely on the same dozen or so stock recipes, but occasionally I want to try something new. When I try new recipes, if one out of four is quick (start to finish 30-40 minutes max) and tasty enough (and doesn’t call for $12 worth of shallots of pomegranate seeds) to make it into the regular rotation, I’m pretty happy… A few things I noticed about tonight’s...

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getting dinner together is hard work:cut yourself some slack.

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Blog Posts | 9 comments

I am writing this post partly to remind myself what I tell my clients: Life gets crazy sometimes. You don’t have to cook everything from scratch every night to be a good mom. Give yourself a break, rely on convenience foods, or serve fruit instead of cooked veggies, and drop the guilt. If and when you can, getting back to menu-planning, shopping and cooking will be easier. Case in point, I am working on my final copy-edits for my book. (Just finished part 1, so I figured I need a break.)...

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