Mindless Eating Techniques to Use with Your Patients

The Power of Three challenge: To make three changes in the way you eat and keep it for 10 days. The payoff: We agreed to donate $25,000 to East Africa famine relief if 2,500 people signed up for the challenge. As you read in last Friday’s blog, we were successful in reaching this goal. Throughout…

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East African Famine Relief: Reporting from our Power of Three Challenge

The Power of Three challenge was a success! We challenged practitioners to select three changes they would make to their diet and keep it for 10 days. Changes ranged from using smaller plates to applying the ½ rule (½ the plate for meats/carbs, ½ for vegetables/fruit) to putting your apples – or other healthier foods…

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Let’s Help to Feed the Horn of Africa

The famine in the Horn of Africa just gets bigger and bigger, with no end in sight. According to the US government, an estimated 29,000 children under the age of five have already perished, with more than 600,000 additional children so malnourished that this death toll seems like just the beginning. According to the World…

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Has Joy of Cooking Facilitated Obesity?

You too would eat stale popcorn. Did you just read the above statement and think: Stale popcorn? Not me. Under the right circumstances, you most probably would be eating this popcorn right alongside your fellow nay-sayers. This is the way of mindless eating. But before we get to the bigger issue of mindless eating, let’s…

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Are you sure it’s Healthy? The McSubway Study and other Food Tales

Who can forget Subway’s spokesman, Jared, who lost all of that weight by walking everyday to Subway in order to eat a vegetable sub for his lunch? His story revolutionized Subway’s image, making it seem like a healthy alternative to McDonald’s and other fast food restaurants. But is it really that much healthier or is…

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Weight Loss and Food Choice: 200 Food Decisions a Day

According to the Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, Brian Wansink, PhD, we make 200 different food decisions a day. No, that’s not a typo. I did mean “200.” Think of all the food choices we have: whether or not to eat that dessert, whether to have a snack before dinner, whether to…

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