Archive for the Social Eating Category

Michael Pollan’s Food Rules

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I’ve written about Michael Pollan before. Journalist, professor and activist, Pollan is a key thought leader in the nutrition world and my hero. His seven word mantra, “Eat food, mostly plants, not too much” has helped me and countless others navigate our complicated food scene in a seemingly simpler way. In addition to Pollan, many cultures have passed down all kinds of wisdom about food and how to eat properly. Your grandmother may have told you the importance of not eating too much, or to savor meal time spent in the company of family and friends. For example, in Japan, there is a […]

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My Hero: Michael Pollan

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I’d like to introduce you to my hero of the nutrition world. For the past twenty-five years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment. He is the author of five New York Times bestsellers: Cooked (2013); Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual (2010); In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (2008); The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006) and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World (2001). ( I have read them all…I love this guy and the way he thinks.) One of my favorite […]

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5 Sure-fire Ways to STOPP Overeating and Improve Impulse Control

Stop Cravings and Control Impulses

Faced with something on your fork that shouldn’t be going into your mouth? We’ve all been there. Healthy intentions go right out the window when temptation is in the room. No need to panic. From now on, use the acronym STOPP to save you from the next compulsive bite and free you from any pending guilt. I am so proud when my coaching clients declare, “Oh, I STOPPed that craving right in its tracks.” Let’s go! S stands for Seek out Social Support… There is something magical about reaching out to a friend. Research shows social support to be one […]

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