Posts From the monthly archives: "October 2008"

Hunger is NOT an Emergency

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Despite what a major fast-food chain’s commercials say, hunger is not an emergency.  Hunger can be caused by many things – our body asking for energy, stress, sadness, boredom, seeing or smelling food, etc.  Hunger, luckily for most of us, is rarely an emergency.  What does this mean you’re asking?  It means that…(Read More)

In one of my graduate school classes – Individual Determinants of Obesity – we were talking about the prevalence of obesity and the food environment. The discussion came around to the question of “do food companies want people to be fat?” Well, lets think about this. . . Food companies make, obviously, food! They make…(Read More)

Be Colorful!

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Have you ever noticed the colors on your plate before you eat your meal?  There is a show on BBC America called “You are What You Eat.”  The hostess revamps people’s diets to help them lose weight and become healthier.  One of the first things she does on the show is to take all…(Read More)

Halloween Time!

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I can remember being a kid and thinking how slowly the days moved along.  It seemed like Christmas was f-o-r-e-v-e-r away.  Now, I’m experiencing what those adults would tell me – “You mean its already October?!?!  Where did the time go?”  Of course, from looking at the stores you…(Read More)

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