What Are You (Really) Hungry For?
Are you hungry for your favorite snacks? Comfort food? Mom’s apple pie? Maybe what you’re really hungry for isn’t food. Maybe you’re bored… Could it be that we’re eating out of boredom? Why would anyone eat when they’re not hungry, especially junk food? Is it because we don’t know any better, or because we don’t care? I know some junk food addicts. Actually they’re everywhere. Of course you know that already if you’ve seen the inside of a typical grocery store. I’ve often won
Trail Mix & Ensure
In theory, processed foods sound healthy, and many think they’re nutritious. They’ve seen the commercials over and over so it must be good, right? Print the propaganda using clever subliminal messages and guess what? The tale becomes fact! Especially if someone is dressed up to imitate a doctor. What if your friend or family member is eating unhealthy processed foods? Do you mention that their delicious, seemingly healthy trail mix consists of 20 or more different chemically-
Never Leave Hungry
We’ve all done it. Sometimes it works out, but mostly it’s a recipe for disaster. You’re in a rush or maybe you get sidetracked. Hungry is a bad place to be when there’s nothin’ to eat. You’re really in trouble if you’re in the grocery store. You could grab a bag of chips if you want to go down that road. Or some candy. Maybe you stumble over to the deli where you find it hard to think because your stomach is roaring so loudly. And the smells… You can’t take it anymore. What
The Food Hangover
Okay, we admit it. We’re not purists. Every once in a while we regress. We get caught up in “comfort memories,” and indulge. It seemed like a good idea at the time. And this time I was the one who led us astray. Just short of a good arm twisting, okay maybe not. I didn’t bring it home. Our rule is, “Keep the junk food out of the house.” This time she did it. She caught me off guard. What sealed the deal? When she said it was “organic...” Smiling, with a sheepish grin on her f
Can I Keep Some of It?!
Here’s what people are saying about why they eat processed food and some strategies for dealing with your processed food obsessions. 1. It Tastes Good Of course it does. It’s what your taste buds have become accustomed to. Americans have a high satiety level for salt, fat and sugar. (And the 10,000 plus additives allowed in commercial foods today, not kidding!) It’s what the food industry has been feeding us and we’ve come expect it. Bland food is not exciting. Okay, I get i