Stress and Eating

Recently, I had my hair colored in preparation for visiting my daughter about two weeks from then. I decided to go for a darker shade (Nutmeg), and it turned out so dark that it looked Goth. Don’t get me wrong—I love dark hair on other people, but
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Paired Phrases

Does the urge to diet ever come over you when you see a diet commercial or pop-up ad? I’m sure tempted. I grow wistful thinking about becoming thinner, glamorous, younger-looking, yada yada yada. But then I remind myself (or my husband) that what diet companies want more than anything else is Read more

Diet Daze

Back in my dieting days, when I made a commitment to follow a particular diet, Read more

On Intuitive Eating

The following post came from an entry in my personal journal dated April 3, 2009, the day after I gave up dieting.
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Reading Signals

"Hm, what shall I eat first?"

When I taught our young kids some Morse code years ago, they went around saying things like, “Di-dit, di-di-di-dit,” and “di-di-dit, dah-dah-dah, di-di-dit.” If you weren’t fluent in Morse, you were out of luck, but to someone who knew the code, the meaning was obvious: the first message meant “Hi” and the second meant “SOS.” It’s the same with reading the body’s signals, because first you have to learn the code. Read more

Getting the Best from Buffets

When my husband and I had lunch today, he took me to a buffet because Read more

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Last week, when I got the urge to step on the scale, Read more

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