Happy Halloween: What To Do With Your Candy

Here are five things you can do with your Halloween Candy besides eat it…

1)      Throw it away

2)      Bring it to work so someone else eats it

3)      Donate it to a local charity

4)      Science experiment: separate all the different types and see which rots first or in the worst way, which may turn you off […]

Happy Halloween: What To Do With Your Candy2017-09-12T19:34:31-04:00

Don’t Eat It!

The way you talk about food might help you stay away from foods you know you shouldn’t be eating.  Are you on a diet so you’re cutting out sugary foods or do you have celiac disease so you can’t eat gluten?  Next time someone offers you a treat that you shouldn’t be eating, instead of saying, “I can’t eat that,” tell them “I don’t eat that.” 
It just might retrain your brain.  It puts the decision not to have the food in your hands.  You aren’t missing out on something.  It’s not that you can’t have it.  You could if you really wanted to.  It’s like a vegan.  They would say, “I don’t drink milk.”  It’s a clear and distinct choice.  Say Don’t instead of Can’t and you just might change the way you think about your food choices.
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Slow Eating

It’s pretty much general knowledge that if you eat slower, you’ll probably eat less. With slower eating you are paying more attention to what you are doing and you notice when you get full. So here are just some tips to help you eat slower:

• Use chopsticks (especially if you aren’t good with them).

• Close your eyes (turns out people who eat while blindfolded eat on average 22% less—who knew?)

• Try using your non-dominant hand.

• Eat snack foods like chips and pretzels and popcorn one at a time instead of a handful or mouthful.

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2012 New Year’s Resolutions

Normally I’ve got a few New Year’s Resolutions up my sleeve by this time of year, but I’m a little behind schedule going into 2012. Wait? Is it 2012 already? Yikes! I haven’t completely had the time to sort this out, but I think if I was going to set resolutions for this year today they would be:

1) Eat Healthier and Make Time to Cook Better Meals
2) Write More (and then actually edit what I write)
3) …

There are a number of other items that I’m actually thinking about and would like to do like learn a second language, take singing lessons, dance more, reduce stress, meditate… My list can go on forever. But the thing is, realistically, I can’t do it all, and I’d like to recognize that going into 2012. So, two goals that are really important to me and good for my health seems like the right way to go. Of course, with that I’d like to keep the activity level I had in 2011. For most the year I […]

2012 New Year’s Resolutions2017-09-12T19:31:39-04:00

Challenge Update Food

I’m not sure that I dealt with food enough this year in my challenge to get in the best shape of my life. I planned all these challenges, but thought little about what I would eat. And to some degree, while I was in the midst of a challenge it really didn’t matter. Well, I was burning calories, which was good, but what I put in my body is still important.

My problem is, I LOVE TO EAT. And I’m not good at curbing that. Lately, even though my exercise output has been less my food output hasn’t changed. And all I seem to want is saltly and sweat stuff. Give me guacamole with chips or chocolate and I’m a happy girl. Those seem to be my three favorite foods of late.

I’ve been trying to eat well Monday through Friday afternoon. Eating well for me means no desserts or sweets (other than fruit), trying not to overeat, a salad for one meal a day, reasonably healthy foods (not Chinese food or super greasy pizza, although I do make […]

Challenge Update Food2017-09-12T19:31:40-04:00