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FINDING FULLNESS

By Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD., CDE


What would happen if you always knew when to stop eating? You could sense when you had eaten enough food and simply put your fork down. Take a moment and think: Would this ability
improve your health?
If you believe that stopping eating when you are comfortably full will help your health, then consider using the following hunger/fullness scale. This tool can be helpful to discover a comfortable level of fullness when...

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TAKE A BITE ON THE WILDSIDE

By Donald Altman, M.A., LPC

Are you using your taste buds to their fullest extent? The human tongue has more than 10,000 taste buds that can sense sweetness, saltiness, bitterness, sourness and umami – which is a meaty, broth- like flavor. This nuanced taste apparatus enables us to savor and sample from food’s amazing diversity. Did you know, for example, that there are thousands of varieties of apples? The average grocery store

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SHOPPING MINDFULLY

By Donald Altman, M.A., LPC

The idea of “mindful shopping” might seem like an oxymoron—two ideas or words that could never go together. This is especially true in the U.S., where the average shopper is over stimulated an every way possible, from TV shopping networks to giant superstores that offer everything imaginable in family-sized quantities. Did you ever stop and consider how many advertisements, distractions, or unwanted messages ...

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THE POWER OF PERMISSION

By Char Wilkins, LCSW

When we deny ourselves foods we enjoy, we are usually trying to push away “bad” things or unpleasant thoughts or hang on to “good” times and thoughts. Both take a lot of energy and attention. We become obsessed about not eating a particular food by endlessly thinking about how not to eat it. Or we imagine how “good” we are because we aren’t eating the forbidden foods, which...

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SATIETY FULLNESS

By Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD., CDE


Have you ever noticed how some meals are very rewarding and you can eat a relatively small amount of food while other meals may leace you full but still hungry for more?
Satiety is the level of satisfaction a person has after eating. This is different than fullness which is referrign to the physical weight or volume of food in the stomach.
To explain this concept more, imagine eating lettuce. Most people can eat a lot of lettuce. After eating...

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THE PERILS OF MULTITASKING

By Rebecca Gladdind, M.D.

The Perils of Mulittasking By Rebecca Glading M.D.
We've all been there....FINISH that memo, respond to email, complete the work project that was due yesterday, do the laundry, wash the dishes, work out, get the kids to practice, cook dinner, change the oil in the car, buy groceries. So many things to do and not enough hours in the day. We prioritize what we think needs to get done right now, but ...