How many of you eat even when you’re not physically hungry? My guess is that would be all of you. And, from time to time this is not a problem. Once in a while it is nice to have a special treat just because something tastes good. I particularly savor my first trip to the ice
Your body is a magnificent instrument that is designed to move you toward a state of health on a moment by moment basis. Just think about it works to heal your body when you injure it in some way. At the cellular level, the body just knows what to do. In the same way, the
I’ve become aware of research recently which supported my belief that we ARE born intuitive eaters, but we go astray if we succumb to being conditioning by fast food and highly processed food. There may be exceptions to this premise, but I doubt that many of us were born with disordered eating problems. So what happened?
Driving back from St. Louis on Monday morning, I was listening to NPR’s Morning Edition. The story about how parenting style plays a role in teen binge drinking reminded me of how our own attitudes towards ourselves affect our eating behavior. The study by researcher Stephen Bahr at Brigham Young University looked at three types
You’re stressed, anxious, worried, bored, or sad. You reach for food! You feel better (at least temporarily). Anybody had that experience? It is a well known phenomenon that people tend to eat to feel better emotionally. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s quick. Unfortunately, and as I mentioned in an earlier post, there is a
In case you haven’t heard about “intuitive eating” I want to introduce you by directing you to the website www.intuitiveeating.com. Here you will find the 10 principles of intuitive eating outlined in the book “Intuitive Eating” by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD and Elyse Resch, MS, RD, FADA. These principles have become important components of the