Snacking at the Table

Last month I started eating all meals and snacks
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How to Eat Well

Two weeks ago, when I finished reading Women Food and God by Geneen Roth, I reached a milestone. Much of what she said made sense to me, but I don’t think I was ready to hear it until then. As for her Eating Guidelines, I hated them! Here’s why.
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Our Eating Systems

A truck turned a corner with a sign on its side panel that said, “Is your eating system working efficiently?” Eating system?
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French Kids and Food

French Kids and Food

What food rules do you follow? Not long ago, my daughter gave me French Kids Eat Everything, by Karen Le Billon, 2012. The book brought back
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Eating to Satisfaction

At the end of a meal, are you satisfied? By that, I mean, do you come away from the table feeling moderately full, refreshed, and nourished? Do you feel better for having eaten, or worse?
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Dining Pleasure

Fruit Planets

Fruit Planets

Have you ever had dinner with a group but didn’t get to have what the others were eating because you were on a diet? If you really want to feel like a Martian, try going on a diet that comes with its own meals in little space age packets! But is it the food itself that makes a meal enjoyable, or something else?
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The Privilege of Eating

In this world of the “haves” and “have-nots,” I am definitely one of the “haves,” which is to say that I have plenty to eat. Read more

The Why Questions

The Appetite Awareness Workbook (by Linda W. Craighead, 2006) lists four Eating Paths: Normal Eating, Normalized Overeating, Restricted Eating, and Binge Eating/Getting Stuffed. Which path are you on? Can you guess which one I’m on?
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Journaling as I Eat

Excerpt from my Eating Journal…
8:20 a.m. — I’m hungry (a 3.5/10, 10 being stuffed) and looking forward to breakfast. I take a bite of shredded wheat, which is crunchy and makes a sound as I chew. It’s slightly sweet from the Splenda and moist from the milk, and it catches in my molars. Read more

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