Are you feeling some holiday pressure? Are you, along with lots of family and friends, jumping into entertaining and cooking mode? Is food a good antidote to all of that stress (at least in the moment)? What about the pressure – subtle and sometimes not so subtle – to eat everything that’s set out on […]
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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 […]
Argument. Stress. Overwhelm. Fatigue. Cookies in the shopping cart. Candy bar from the gas station. Chips from the vending machine. Raiding the refrigerator for leftovers followed by ice cream. Sound familiar? You could be stuffed to the gills but all you can think about is getting that cookie, candy bar, chips, or leftovers and chowing […]
Gotta have the Christmas cookies, the candied yams, the stuffing with pecans, both pumpkin and pecan pies, the peanut brittle, eggnog, and whatever else your particular holiday, culture, and family traditions dictate. Really??? Ask yourself why. Are your groaning table and edible holiday delights really because of tradition – or, in part, an excuse to […]
Are You Impulsive — Or Neurotic? If you’re impulsive it seems that you are more likely to be overweight. If you’re highly neurotic and less conscientious, it’s more likely that you’ll see your weight go up and down. At least that’s what was found in a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Are you always looking for the next best thing – the next miracle cure for sugar or caffeine addiction, the best way to motivate yourself to exercise, or the best way to lose the most weight in the shortest period of time? You try, try, and try again. You step on the scale. “That can’t […]
Look Both Ways Don’t you look both ways before you cross the street — or shouldn’t you? That’s called being mindful of your surroundings and potential problems – like a car or bike speeding toward you. Check In With Yourself The same thing is true with eating: check in with yourself and ask if you’re […]
Penny Manegan Klatell, PhD, RN
Penny is a doctoral level nurse; a health, life, and wellness coach; and a Mom. She’s also a nutritional counselor, food lover, former college professor, author, blogger, speaker, and a very frequent restaurant visitor. She’s from a Greek restaurant family where she learned to cook and discovered the need to speak loudly to be heard above the din. She writes about delicious, healthy food and how to eat well anytime, anywhere, and at any age.