Are fullness and satisfaction the same thing?

There is often confusion about whether fullness and satisfaction are the same thing. I've heard advice to eat until you're full or satisfied - as if the terms are interchangeable - but are they the same thing? Have you ever felt quite full - maybe in your dieting days - when you ate a massive salad...

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Wasting Food

How do you feel about wasting food? Is it easy or hard for you to do? I used to have a real issue with wasting food. I didn't grow up deprived. I always had enough food. My parents didn't worry about wasting food and they never made us eat our food because there were children starving in Africa....

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Lessons from an upset stomach

My 15 year old daughter stayed home from school yesterday with an upset stomach. I did the right thing, and gave her boiled rice... all day. With one or two pieces of dry toast, and a little brown grated apple for good measure. She was not happy! When it was dinner time, I asked if she'd like...

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How Weight Loss as a Goal Can Get in the Way

In my last post I started the conversation about why weight loss isn't a helpful goal to focus on.  In this post I want to talk more about how weight loss as a goal can get in the way of becoming peaceful with food. It gets in the way of developing trust with your body If you're constantly worried...

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The Issue With Weight Loss as Your Goal

Most people who come to me for help, want to lose weight. Or if they're at a weight they're comfortable with, they are terrified they'll put on weight. Yet they also want freedom from food: freedom from obsessive thinking about it; freedom to eat what, when and how much they want; freedom from the...

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