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Entries in Behavior Change (38)

Friday
Dec312010

Why Portion Control Rarely Works

“I just need to work on portion control…” “I need to learn what the portion of each food is supposed to be, I was never taught…” “I know why I gain weight; I have an issue with my portion sizes” Have you caught yourself saying any one of these phrases before? Maybe someone else? Maybe even a nutritional professional, has told that you need to work on or understand portion control to assist you with weight loss. The majority of weight loss programs put a huge emphasis on...

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Sunday
Jul252010

Gluten-Free Grocery Shopping

A significant part of the population appears to be sensitive to gluten, although a much smaller percentage is actually considered “allergic” to gluten. Even those who have minor sensitivities may find disruptions in their metabolism or other health ailments. Many people find themselves facing the idea of cutting gluten out of their diet but are left wondering how they will shop or how they will order foods at restaurants. The good news is...

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Sunday
Mar072010

Choosing Short-Term Satisfaction or Long-Term Health

I frequently encounter personal situations that I think would be worth writing about. On occasion, I'll include them in an article, sometimes I don't. Today's situation, I thought, would be worth sharing in hopes it may help someone else make a better decision in the future. My wife and I are on vacation, and staying at an all-inclusive resort. Today was our first full day at the resort and we started the day off with...

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Sunday
Feb072010

Are you hungry, or do you just want to eat?

Do you have your clock set to remind you to eat every few hours? Are you afraid that if you miss a meal you'll slow down your metabolism? Food manufacturers would love to have you eating every few hours, especially on high-carb, low-protein snacks that keep you craving more. Is it really necessary to eat every few hours in order to lose or manage weight?

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Saturday
Jan092010

Moderation: Key to Success or Sabotage?

One of the most common "tips" people read and hear about nutrition is "Everything in moderation." "No food is bad as long as you don't eat too much of it." Is that really the case for everyone? Or, can food have enough power over us, that even a small taste of certain foods can send us in a downward spiral of uncontrolled eating?

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Sunday
Oct042009

The Healthy Way FOR Life: Breakfast

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Is there a "best" breakfast? Is there a way to get breakfast in without disrupting your morning routine? We'll take a look at some of these questions in today's article.

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Sunday
Sep272009

The Healthy Way FOR Life: Getting Started

"I know what I need to do, I just don't do it." Does that sound familiar? I hear that from close to nine out of ten people I talk to about leading a more Healthy Way of Life. I often give people the benefit of the doubt in assuming they do know some information about nutrition and exercise, although it is often a mixed amount of accurate and innaccurate information from news, friends and conflicting books or magazines.

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