Category Archives: Humane Nutrition

For the rest of us.

Just a heads-up, in this post I reveal specific details of how I eat and exercise. I wrote this post several months ago, but didn’t post it. Here it is now. I don’t usually talk too much about how or what I eat, because I’m uncomfortable with the often performative, status-grubbing nature of doing so […]

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Food addiction, natural rewards, and self-fulfilling prophecies.

French version of this post here, courtesy StĂ©phanie Potin-Grevrend. Warning: in this post I disagree with certain ideas and express opinions based on my own thinking, experience, and education. Ready your smelling salts. In an earlier post, I wrote about why some people find food restriction comforting and reassuring. Today I want to talk about […]

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Why dieting works (for some people, some of the time.)

I don’t actually want to talk about the weight-loss aspect of dieting in this post, even though that is what you’re most likely to think of when you think of whether or not dieting “works.” If short-term weight loss were the sole barometer of success, then just about every diet you can think of, including […]

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Lesson Seven – Finding fullness.

Close on the heels of checking in, but also permission, comes the sometimes-tricky issue of figuring out when you are full. If you have been eating regular meals at regular times for a while, then chances are pretty good that you are developing regular and consistent hunger signals. This tends to happen when your body […]

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Lesson Six – Checking in.

When discussing emotional eating, I described a method of doing what is often termed “mindful eating” – picking a delicious food, sitting down alone with it in a comfortable place, giving yourself permission, and then eating it without external distractions. This is basically what is meant by “mindful eating” when it is discussed as part […]

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