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Three Tips To Avoid Overeating At A Barbecue

It’s the start of the summer barbecue season and the accompanying temptation of a table loaded with delicious food.  Here’s three easy tips to help avoid overeating: 1.  If you’re full, stop eating and clear your plate right away.  If a plate with food on it sticks around in front of you, you’ll keep picking […]

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Do Holidays And Overeating Go Hand In Hand?

What’s your favorite holiday food?  How much of it do you eat? A lot of us actually plan to overeat during the holidays – although we may not admit it:  think about it — do you know that you’re going to overeat?  Do you think it wouldn’t be normal or celebratory if you didn’t overindulge […]

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3 Easy Barbecue and Picnic Tips To Avoid Overeating

1.  If you’re full, stop eating and clear your plate right away.  If it hangs around in front of you, you’ll keep picking at it until there’s nothing left. An exception – a study has found that looking at the “carnage” – the leftover bones from barbecued ribs or even the number of empty beer […]

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It’s Summertime: Are You Raiding The Cabinets And Fridge More Than Usual?

It’s summertime.  School’s out.  You’re on vacation.  Maybe you have a beach or lake  house or maybe you’re just home – but so are the kids – all day long. Vacation and kids:  most likely you’ve let down your eating guard. There’s food in the house that might not usually be there. It’s singing a […]

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Want To Avoid Seconds? Keep The Serving Dishes Off Of The Table

Do you skimp on putting food onto your plate thinking that it will keep your calorie count down? What happens?  You eat the skimpy portion – decide you’re still hungry – and then go back, maybe two or three times, for more. And if you keep the serving dishes on the table right in front […]

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Is Food The Main Focus Of Your Holiday?

Is your holiday mindset:  lots of food = good time; not so much food = bad time? Can you possibly revel in holiday spirit without accompanying gluttony?  You bet you can – but often the celebrations themselves become intertwined with the need or obligation to cook and/or eat not just because we’re hungry, but because […]

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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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Eater Alert: Beware End Of Summer Gluttony

It’s the week leading up to Labor Day weekend.  Not technically the end of summer, but it sure feels that way. I don’t know about you, but for me the thought process seems to be:  “Oh heck, it’s the last week of summer, the holiday weekend is coming up, all of my family is going […]

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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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