Posts From the monthly archives: "August 2009"

Good Job! Have a Cookie!

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When we do something “good” we typically like to have a reward.  And, many times that reward is food-related.  Often, this reinforcement begins when we are kids.  “You are such a good boy/girl.  Here, have a cookie!”  Many times, the foods that were and are used as rewards are ones that contain fat…(Read More)

Along with learning to eat when I’m hungry, I’m also working on using smaller portion sizes.  Portion sizes have gotten out of control.  Want to know more?  Check out this Portion Distortion quiz – it is quite enlightening.  In addition to portions getting larger, our plates, bowls, cups, glasses, etc. have also gotten larger…(Read More)

I’ve been working on paying attention to my body’s hunger signals.  As simple as it sounds, knowing when I’m physically hungry versus bored, tired, sad or just eating because it is that time is a bit of a challenge.  I’m finding that my body isn’t hungry on schedule.  When I…(Read More)

I’ve started reading The End of Overeating by Brian Kessler again.  One topic that got my attention is that the top two emotions people report when eating for emotional reasons rather than physical hunger are sadness and anger.  And, that when we eat for emotional reasons, we reach for food that has provided comfort…(Read More)

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