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Fitness Class and I Were Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer!
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Science on Dieting
Lifestyle Coaching sessions I encourage people to
make choices to feel better and improve health - while enjoying
themselves! I promote "Intuitive Eating" and teach
people HOW to get in touch with their own hunger and satiety.
This is the opposite of dieting and results in healthy eating
for a lifetime!
This is often called the Non-Diet approach. We all know
dieting does not work. But the media and public policy sometimes
forgets the facts. Below see links to an article that will
motivate you toward your own Intuitive Eating and remind you of
the harm of diets.
Scwarc Does it Again - Click
Here to read her great article!
information which maintains the accepted orthodoxy makes
the news, so few Americans will learn that over half a century
ago he conducted some of the soundest clinical studies ever
done on the adverse effects of dieting. His findings, which
have been replicated hundreds of millions of times since,
proved that dieting can cause severe physiological and psychological
harm and can result in people being fatter, lead to eating
disorders, increase the risk for heart disease and shorten
are going to enjoy reading
this article by Sandy Szwarc, RN, BSN, CCP
focuses on the science instead of media hype.
Appetite Can Be an ASSET
excerpt from Don't
Weight, Eat Healthy and Get Moving NOW!
include this article now because Holiday eating and
vacation eating are similar opportunities for self care.
used to travel as the hostess on business trips. I called these
trips "vacations". Indeed I traveled to Hawaii, Spain,
and resorts all over the country. I had the unique experience of
traveling both when I was a compulsive eater and when I had made
peace with food.
Traveling as a compulsive
eater was an interesting experience. There was food everywhere.
And there was permission to eat. After all, this was vacation. At
breakfast there was a display of pastries, and I could have all
that I wanted. I wanted a lot. Mid-morning we were stopping at a
little shop for candies. And it was perfectly acceptable to have
candy on vacation. After all, I would go back to dieting when I
returned. This went on all day and all night, eating every two or
three hours. The first day I really enjoyed myself. The second day,
the food had lost its wonder. By the third day, I felt kind of sick.
But I was on vacation. How could I turn down these delicious treats
that I would never have again? The vacation became a roller coaster
ride of eating and nausea. I still enjoyed the eating, briefly.
I spent most of the vacation waiting for that sick feeling to go
away … so I could eat again.
Traveling only a few years
later, when I had made peace with food, was a completely different
experience. I wanted to enjoy what I ate and how I felt after I
ate. I learned from experience that a good breakfast helped me feel
better all day. It was easy to choose a lower fat breakfast and
fresh fruits. I also enjoyed some pastry. This time, when the next
bite did not taste as delicious as the last, I choose to stop eating
so that I could enjoy myself more. I was seeking that delightful
balance between eating for pleasure and feeling comfortable afterward.
Mid-morning, when we were at the shops full of candies or treats,
I had two questions to ask myself: Do I want to be hungry for lunch
so that I can enjoy lunch more? Or do I want to enjoy some of this
food now? I could answer yes to either question. I could answer
yes to both questions. What I would not do was to eat until I felt
sick. I was on vacation. I deserved to enjoy myself. I would not
spoil my vacation by overeating to discomfort.
I remembered an old saying:
“Hunger is the best seasoning.”
When I was
in the middle of compulsive eating and bulimia, I had not experienced
hunger for years. When I recovered from my eating disorders, I paid
attention to eating, enjoyment, and satisfaction. I learned that
hunger was truly the best seasoning. Everything tasted better when
I was hungry. So, when I was on vacation, getting hungry was a good
thing. It meant that I would enjoy my next meal even more. I would
eat healthy food at meals and enjoy tastes of desert. I would have
bits of delicious snacks between meals so that I would not spoil
my appetite. My appetite became something that I cultivated.
to be hungry when it was time to eat.
my eating for maximum enjoyment.
I was on vacation.
This is a complete change
from the familiar idea of “controlling your appetite”.
This is really different from the idea that your appetite is “the
problem”, or the feeling of being “at war with your
appetite”. Your appetite can be an asset to healthy eating,
not an enemy!
When your appetite is
an asset that enhances enjoyment in eating, you have no need for
control. You will eat comfortable amounts of food, because it is
more pleasurable. You will find yourself saying “No, thank
you” because you are looking forward to your next meal and
you want to feel your appetite for the next meal.
The only effort you need
is the effort to keep your focus on truly enjoying yourself both
now and later. The only willpower you need is the willpower to keep
looking at the broader picture so that you can enjoy yourself both
now and later. What a difference!