Dangers of Food Restriction

If you came from a home or a childhood in which food was regularly restricted or off limits, studies now tell us that this may be a major cause of your food problems today. In “Restricting food makes it all the more desirable” (Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 4/29/14, page 32E), Tara Parker-Pope looks at why some kids […]

Slow Down Your Eating

Slowing down your eating is one of the most effective ways to enjoy food more and, if it is your goal, to eat less. Need proof? Here’s a summary of a brief article, “Not so fast” (Nutrition Action Healthletter, 5/14, p. 8, source: J. Acad. Nutr. Diet: 114: 393, 2014). “Eating slowly may help you […]

What Does BMI Really Tell Us?

Although I’ve never been a great fan of Body Mass Index (BMI) to assess quality of life, I find it interesting that something so many people have relied on for evaluation of health and longevity is now being questioned. Perhaps BMI will go the way of the scale and we’ll be left determining how we’re […]

Busy, Busy, Busy

The day after I read an article on “busyness,” a client happened to share an epiphany she’d had: Tired of hearing herself say how busy she is as if it would earn her a gold star on her forehead, she decided that putting herself under the gun 24/7 wasn’t such a hot idea and that […]

Real Hunger

Several months ago I had intestinal testing which involved 24 hours of fasting, including some hours with liquids but mostly without. Being forced to abstain from food reminded me of what appetite, especially true hunger, is all about. Knowing I’d be hungry and permitted to eat a “light” breakfast and lunch, I tried to bulk […]

Stop Judging Your Thoughts

In one day I had three sessions focused on disregulated eaters judging themselves as bad for having thoughts they believed they shouldn’t have which then led to a binge. I don’t think I realized just how common this problem is until that day. If you judge your thoughts, it’s time to understand why you do […]