Posts Tagged 'Food'

Take control of your eating

Published on: 2016-09-30 9:00:00 AM | Motivational Letters

Many people have situations, times or activities that stimulate eating. These events become paired with eating and in turn, the event itself can make you feel hungry. Consider these examples: You may read the paper every day at breakfast; you may watch television every evening and have a snack; you may always eat when you sit in a certain chair. If eating is paired repeatedly with these events, the events can make you feel like eating. If you sit in your chair, watch TV or read the morning ...

Eating Healthy this Holiday Season

Published on: 2015-12-04 9:00:00 AM | Motivational Letters

This time of year can be incredibly stressful and difficult when it comes to eating and being in control. The following are some tips for getting through the season and feeling great about how well you managed! Realize that you will be faced with many challenges; pre-plan how you will react to those challenges. Thinking ahead is absolutely essential when it comes to feeling in control and making good decisions during an event. Allow yourself flexibility - remember: feeling discouraged and ...

Marinated white bean and vegetable salad

Published on: 2015-08-07 6:29:28 AM | Recipes

Ingredients: 2 cups broccoli florets (about half a large head)  4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil  2 tsp lemon juice  1 tsp dried oregano  1 small clove garlic, finely grated or pressed  Pinch each salt and pepper  1 cup canned white kidney beans, drained and rinsed  3 jarred roasted red peppers, drained and thinly sliced  ⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley  ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese  Method: • In large saucepan of boiling salted ...

Cheesy Stuffed Summer Zucchini

Published on: 2015-07-24 6:46:00 AM | Recipes

3 medium yellow or green zucchini 1 tsp salt ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil ½ C finely chopped onion ½ C cremini mushrooms, chopped ⅓ C canned artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 tsp dried thyme 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 tbsp dry white wine ½ C grated Parmesan cheese 2 tbsp chopped arugula 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil 3 tbsp pine nuts, toasted 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind    Preheat oven to 350 ...

I Love Food

Published on: 2015-06-26 10:27:33 AM | Motivational Letters

Does this statement sound familiar? I hear it from almost every patient, as if it’s something I might not understand. Of course we all love food. It is soothing. It’s associated with friends and family, holidays and movies. Food is our friend whether we are happy or sad. The trouble is there is so much food available that if we overindulge, it affects our health both mental and physical, and we gain too much weight. What will it take for us to change our perspective on food? How do ...