Posts From the monthly archives: "July 2010"

Do You Love Food?

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One of my favorite movies is Disney’s Ratatouille.  And, one of my favorite quotes is from the food critic, Anto Ego.  Ego is a very thin man – unusual for a food critic.  My favorite exchange of the movie comes when, Linguini, the up and coming chef, tells Ego, “. . .you’re thin for someone…(Read More)

Cooking Should be Fun

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I have learned to really enjoy cooking over the past few years.  I used not to enjoy it because I wasn’t very good at it.  I have invested in some good books and classes to help.  However, the one thing that has helped more than anything is just getting in the kitchen and cooking…(Read More)

A recent study showed that most American’s do not know how many calories they need to eat each day to maintain their weight.  Honestly, I’m not surprised.  This also means people do not know how much they need to eat to lose weight (for most of us, eating to gain weight is not…(Read More)

I’m intolerant to cow’s milk and the products made from cow’s milk.  Unfortunately, that includes ice cream.  I have not really been impressed by the alternatives until recently.  I stumbled on La Loo’s goat milk ice cream and frozen yogurt.  I seem to tolerate goat milk just fine, which makes these…(Read More)

As part of my work on eating mindfully, I’m learning to pay attention to my food.  This is coming along well except, it seems, for one area.  I have discovered that I eat when in motion.  And, when I eat when I’m in motion, I’m not paying attention to my food.  “Moving…(Read More)

John, my husband and I, have been enjoying Meatless Mondays.  We take turns picking dinners during the week, and taking turns on Mondays always produces a surprise.  I’ve found some amazing recipes on the Meatless Monday website including Lemon Mint Qunioa Salad.  We have pulled out our favorite vegetarian cookbooks including Deborah Madison’s…(Read More)

While getting more in touch with my body’s hunger signals and working on mindful eating, I am realizing all the ways I use food other than to fuel my body.  I’m starting a series of emails called “Food Is Not. . . ”  This newsletter is Food Is Not . .  A Reward. I know…(Read More)

Who Are You?

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One of my friend’s husbands was in a horrible bike wreck this week.  He was found unconscious on the side of the road.  It is CRITICAL to have ID ON YOUR BODY when you are working out.  You never know when you might need it.  This is a “reprint” of one of my first…(Read More)

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