When I opened up the Sunday paper, I noticed an article that cited the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. I agreed with almost all of the key recommendations such as “enjoy your food, but eat less of it; avoid oversized portions; eat more vegetables
I recently had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, from the University of Missouri. He was so kind as to allow me to share his article with you entitled “The High Cost of Cheap Food.” It is a little longer than most blogs I send but it
The BASICS of Mindful Eating are now in a short one minute video.. Play it when you need a reminder to slow down and savor your food. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kji4Fbgh-BQ This video was produced by HOPE Health (www.hopehealth.com), a specialty publisher focused on producing easy-to-understand, interesting, and actionable health, wellness, and benefit media for employers and employees.
Recently the nationwide report funded by Congress called “Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food — Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences” was released and people in Missouri don’t appear to be doing that well. In particular, it was reported that we have the eleventh lowest state ranking for eating the recommended amount of fruits
I thought it was time to add to the “healthy fast food” recipes. My requirements are it “Has to be EASY! Doesn’t take a lot of time. Not expensive. Tasty and delicious. Good for you (loosely defined on purpose). When possible, it includes ingredients that can be found locally and are seasonal.” Here are a couple
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?
I recently received this video that highlights the way models and actors use photoshop to hide the imperfections they have. This one is from Sarah at diet.com. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP31r70_QNM&NR=1&feature=fvwp The Dove Campaign has a couple of good ones as well. This one shows you the transformation of a model in fast forward http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhCn0jf46U and this one shows you how bombarded
I’ve always loved breakfast. I can’t wait to get up and have my cup of coffee for the day (after I meditate, of course) and fix my current breakfast of choice. Right now this consists of plain yogurt, fruit of your choice, chopped walnuts, and granola (I am particularly fond of some kind of vanilla
You asked for it. You got ! Everyone is always wanting to know the alternatives to driving through the fast food lane–how to eat healthy without a lot of work or money. So, I have decided to find, try out, and blog a “healthy fast food” recipe or meal idea from time to time that meets
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