The holiday season is a time to enjoy the pleasure of family and friends, and yes, food and drink. These tips will help you celebrate the festive season without feeling deprived, anxious or guilty about your food and beverage choices. If you enjoy Christmas baking, freeze the extras or give some away to friends and family. Continue to eat three, balanced meals throughout the day, even if you are going out for dinner or to a holiday party. Restricted eating during the day of
Cravings, we all get them. They are defined as “a powerful desire for something”. For a lot of us, this “something” is FOOD. Of course, we rarely get a craving for something nourishing like a cucumber or an orange. Our cravings usually for something salty, like potato chips or something sweet, like chocolate! More often than not, we crave the foods that give us PLEASURE. Unfortunately, that pleasure is usually only temporary, because soon after giving into our cravings,
After reading about the unfortunate passing of Anthony Bourdain, chef, food enthusiast and TV celebrity, last week, it got me thinking about the clients I have seen in my practice and their contrasting relationship with food. Anthony was described in the media as someone who had a love of adventure and fine food and drink. They said he had a passion for exploring food and cuisine around the world and he taught us how food can connect us with each other. Isn’t that the way it
The ketogenic diet has traditionally been used to control seizures in children and adults with epilepsy, but lately it has been gaining popularity as a weight loss diet. A ketogenic diet is high in fat, moderate in protein, and very low in carbohydrate (<30 grams per day). When the body is not getting adequate carbohydrates, it breaks down its own fat stores. Fat is converted in the liver to ketones, an alternate source of fuel. The process of the body breaking down fat fo
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