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What Are Your Eating Triggers?

Is it almost a foregone conclusion that you’ll stuff yourself to the gills when you go home to your parents’ house for holidays or other events?  Is it almost impossible for you to navigate your office without stopping at the snack room and the receptionist’s desk to sample the never-ending array of holiday specialties or […]

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What Do Eating And Crossing The Street And Have in Common?

Do You Look Both Ways? Didn’t your parents teach you to look both ways before you cross the street?  The very act of looking and analyzing the situation before you step off the curb means that you are being mindful of your surroundings and aware of potential problems – like a car or bike speeding […]

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Do You Believe You Make About 200 Food Decisions Every Day?

Do you ever think about how many daily food decisions you make or how your environment influences those decisions? The Cornell Food and Brand Lab, directed by Dr. Brian Wansink, did some studies that showed that people grossly underestimate how many daily food related decisions they make – not by a little but by an […]

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A Dozen Reasons We Eat When We’re Not Hungry

Eating when you’re not hungry, or when you’re bored, angry, tired, procrastinating, or celebrating can push your calorie intake way up.  The biggest problem is that we often don’t realize that we’re shoving food into our mouths – either because we’re distracted, we don’t want to know, or we just plain old don’t care. Here […]

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A Beautiful Stressbuster

Stress is a trigger for emotional eating for many people.  Why not hang around with some gorgeous trees showing off their springtime splendor like these in Riverside Park in New York City. A perfect antidote to those extra trips to the fridge.

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Head Hunger

Have you ever followed an argument with a friend – or maybe with your Mom – with a trip to the bakery or the closest candy store? You could already be stuffed to the gills. But, all you can think about is getting that cookie, or candy bar, or bag of pretzels and chowing down […]

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Do You Eat Because You Are Hungry?

Are You Really Hungry? It’s summertime and the living is easy.  Picnics, barbecues, a sandwich at the beach are often the order of the day. And what about the ice cream cone, the beer with the burger, the peach pie, and the toasted almond from the Good Humor truck?  Vacation often means sun, sand, and […]

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What Triggers Your Overeating?

“No, no, no, I’m not hungry,” you say to yourself – and, five minutes later you have a lap full of crumbs and a powdered sugar mustache. Sound familiar?  Why, oh why, does this happen?  What’s with the loss of control over eating? According to David Kessler, MD (The End of Overeating), 50% of obese […]

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Table For 8? You Might Eat 96% More!

No kidding.  You tend to eat for a longer amount of time — and eat more — when you’re with people you like compared to when you eat alone.  It could be because you mindlessly nibble while someone else talks, you’re using the good manners you were taught in fifth grade about not letting someone […]

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Why Do You Still Eat More . . . Even When You’re Stuffed?

You’ve been eating all day.  Eating everything – a bagel for breakfast, a chesse Danish for a midmorning snack, lunch with some friends.  This is followed by  a latte in the afternoon – and why not a cute cupcake to go with – or perhaps it’s a workday and you amble down to the hall […]

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