Tag: eating habits

Setting Food Boundaries For Kids

The reason we as parents need to set food boundaries for kids is to train them to be conscious eaters. We want them to understand that there is a difference between the food that sustains us (i.e breakfast, lunch and dinner) and snacks or desserts. Desserts are for celebration.  My mother-in-law was recently in town and […]

Eat 2 or 3 meals per day instead of snacking

Is it possible to eat 2 or 3 meals per day without snacking? Yes! First, let’s look at why we snack. Boredom, distracted eating, indulgence, food insecurity, socializing, hunger. Consider that $14 billion is spent yearly by the food and beverage industry trying to convince you to eat more food.  And these billions are not […]

Are artificial sweeteners making you fat?

What if I told you that artificial sweeteners like sucralose, Splenda, aspartame, sweet n low, NutraSweet were actually increasing your risk of fat accumulation.  Crazy right?  I mean we are told by the American Diabetic Association that zero-calorie sweeteners don’t count and if you are macro counting for weight loss, there are no carbs in […]

11 Thoughts for Holiday Health Accumulation

1. Know your boundaries.  Do not wait until the meal, dessert, alcohol, late-night is upon you to decide what your boundaries are on the path of health accumulation. Make your decision now.  How you are going to respond, what are you going to do when presented with tempting food or drinks? 2. When making desserts, strongly […]