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From time to time Eat Sanely highlights the ways that home cooking helps our health, our weight, our “eating sanity” overall. The following link came to my attention recently: “30 of the Best Blogs with Healthy Breakfast Recipes for the Whole Family“. Starting off the day well can set the tone for better eating throughout the day. And no matter how the day goes, the good start is never truly in vain. I hope you find some inspiration and ideas!
My recent post at Psychology Today looks at helpful new releases–books, articles, columns–for those aiming to eat more sanely. If weight loss or food addiction concerns you, check these out:
Although Eat Sanely’s content focuses mainly on adults, our concern extends to kids as well. We can all agree on the importance of getting a good start on healthy habits, and healthy attitudes toward food. With that in mind, I recently found the following post, “Ten Processed Food Alternatives Kids Will Love”, which I share here:
For more on “feeding kids well” , visit the Eat Sanely “Kids” article archive.
Here’s an offer straight from the March 2013 Eat Sanely newsletter:
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How do you lose weight?…..Keep it off?…..Learn to like eating better?
There’s no shortage of books prescribing how to lose weight. Whatever ends up working, though, most people need a “toolbox” to keep themselves on a helpful plan, to stick with changes, and, finally, to turn the changes into habits.
Why a toolbox? In today’s world, most people—heavy or not—struggle to at least some degree to eat healthily and manage weight. A variety of tools can help with these efforts: tools that help strengthen foundations, dismantle obstacles, and fine-tune routines. They might include coping skills, for instance, planning or communications strategies. Several very common trouble spots can benefit. For example: Read the rest of this entry »
recently found this post
on the LiveInNanny blog. Its author echoes many of the points often made here, but with a specific focus on the overeating that follows frustrating times with kids. I hope some of you find it helpful!
I’m reprinting here a recent post from my Psychology Today “Thin From Within” column. Food addiction concerns many overeaters and dieters these days. Here, some ideas for change….
By now the scientific verdict is clear: some foods can spark cravings that rival those of any abused drug. Binge eaters have long suspected this. We now know that for many, the brain calls out for more of certain foods—typically sugar or other simple starches—and stopping feels impossible. Food binges may not wreak as much havoc–at first, anyway–as daily drunkenness or party drugging. They do kick-start diabetes, cardiac, and other problems, though. And they trap people in cycles of struggle and shame just as surely as other drugs do.
The overeater may hear “Just don’t eat it, then!” more often than the drug addict. Somehow, we understand that drugs exert a pull. Those who eat without struggle often can’t understand how someone simply can’t “each just one”. These days, understanding and supports have solidified for the binger, though, and clearer paths to freedom can emerge. These paths often include six predictable points along the way. Read the rest of this entry »
My New Year’s blogpost at Psychology Today helps us consider how to Leave the Kingdom of Sweets behind, post-holidays. It also proposes that we integrate some of this Click here to read the entire post.“leaving behind” into the New Year in whatever way works best for us.
Best wishes for a healthy happy New Year!
Whatever else this holiday season may mean to you, it’s the season of “too much” one way or another. It’s hard to completely avoid the extra socializing, treats and feasts that challenge our healthy eating resolve. It’s hard to avoid overeating triggers this time of year even as we go about our normal routines. Daily we pass abundant store displays, plates of candy and sweets on the reception desk or service counter. And this all at a time when resolve runs low anyway, due to added stress and fatigue.
Even if you decide not to try to lose this month, you may well want to avoid gain, and keep the strides you’ve already made. Elsewhere I’ve written about “The Biggest Holiday Gift: No Weight Gain” and “The Joys of Just Maintaining” (see below). Here I pull together ten things you can do–no matter how hectic or imperfect these weeks prove—that increase the likelihood that you will avoid gain and keep those strides in place. cialis price Focus on just one or two of them if you like, in the spirit of keeping things simple and not further overwhelming yourself. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m reprinting here an earlier blog, in response to headlines I read yesterday from Gretchen Reynolds of the New York Times (see her article at http://well.blogs.ny
times.com/2012/10/17/get-up-get-out-dont-sit/): “You May Want to Stand Up For This: Sitting is Bad”, and “Get Up. Get Out. Don’t Sit.” In other words, the research first emerging in 2005 continues to be reinforced in many subsequent studies. I think it’s good news–sitting less seems a reasonable and reachable goal–and one that has clear payoffs in health and weight.
“Sitting = Death”. This headline delivers a bit of a jolt. The story that it introduced, though, simply reported another study of what I call “incidental exercise” in the EatSanely workbook Others have used the term “non-exercise activity”. What these studies show is that heavy-duty exercise is not the only factor in the exercise-weight equation. The relationship between exercise and weight, in fact, proves much more complicated than previously thought. How much you move, day in and day out, even without planned “exercise”, affects your weight in significant ways. Read the rest of this entry »
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