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More on Feeding Kids

September 4th, 2013

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!


Cooking to Eat More Sanely

September 4th, 2013

I offer here a revision of the 2011 post “Cooking to Eat More Sanely”, with an updated resource list. Preparing our own food helps weight and sane eating in countless ways that are worth revisiting….

It would certainly be great to adopt all those habits that lead to better weight loss and health. But here’s one to tackle that you might underestimate in your search for diet solutions. It’s simple: Cook more often.

Cooking can check weight and improve health even if you’re not an expert chef. When we cook at home, we avoid the added salt, sugar, and fats in take-out, fast-food, or restaurant fare. We can control portions better. We can boost the vegetables, shrink the starches, make more of those foods we don’t gorge on. We can make extras for dinner to bring for lunch and thereby avoid the cafeteria. We can get used to, and develop preferences for, real fresh foods that are good for us and our waistlines.

Two myths can stand in the way of our cooking more: Read the rest of this entry »


Summer 2013 Newsletter

July 11th, 2013

In case you haven’t received our Summer 2013 newsletter, we reprint it here.  Check the useful links for keeping your good habits through the season….

It can be a lot easier to eat sanely in the summer….but the season does bring some challenges as well.  The abundance of fresh, affordable—and delicious—produce makes it easy to eat lots more vegetables.  We know that eating more vegetables, all by itself, helps our weight.  Many people also find it easier to exercise in the summer.  No icy roads to keep you inside!  On the other hand, vacations can throw people off their routines.  And the heat, for some, can hinder exercise in the same way that the cold can for others.

That all said, it’s as important as ever to keep up your healthy habits—as best you can, anyway—whatever the season.  Some ideas to help in that direction: Read the rest of this entry »



June 26th, 2013

Here, more helpful words for those on the sane eating path:

On staying fit on vacation.
On family meals.

Every idea potentially helps!


Beyond Weight Loss: Lots of Reasons to Move!

May 24th, 2013

Here are facts, some we’ve known for a long time, others from recent research.  Sometimes it”s easier to get going without the “I”ve got to lose weight mentality….”  Exercise for your health and well-being, period, no matter what”s going on weight-wise.  Focusing on these other positives can make the experience more satisfying.  Print the chart and post in on your refrigerator! Read the rest of this entry »


On Building Healthy Eating Habits

May 24th, 2013

Once again, I direct my readers’ attention to an article of interest:  How to Promote Healthy Eating Habits in Young Children.   Of course, we’re always working on developing and keeping up our own good habits….but how much easier when they’re solid to start with!



Hot Off the Press: Sane Eating News

May 10th, 2013

 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:




Free Kindle EBooks: Toolbox Offers for Fresh Spring Starts

March 19th, 2013

Here’s an offer straight from the March 2013 Eat Sanely newsletter:

Start  your spring fresh with a Free Kindle Ebook :  The Eat Sanely workbook is your toolbox for changing how you eat—and sticking with it.  Send your email address to drkatz@eatsanely.comThe first 15 addresses will receive a free Kindle workbook download.



March 15th, 2013

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 »


Avoiding Emotional Overeating When Your Kids Are Driving You Crazy….

February 5th, 2013

I 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!