Category Archives: Humane Nutrition

Red meat and mortality – this one’s for you.

So, you all saw that headline about red meat being unequivocally Bad For You, right? The headline was super scary – “All red meat is bad for you, new study says” according to the Los Angeles Times. Very scary, very definite-sounding. I tried to avoid looking at the study all day, because I knew it […]

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The Last Supper Syndrome

Happy Mardi Gras! Also known as Fat Tuesday. Or Shrove Tuesday. Or pancakes-for-supper. It struck me as an odd coincidence that, just last night, I was talking with one of my groups about the thing I call the Last Supper Phenomenon. Here’s how it happens: Something happens that makes you feel bad about your weight. […]

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Lesson Five – Putting food in its place.

I want to preface this post by saying that we observe the Division of Responsibility in Blogging around these parts – which means, I offer information, and you decide what and how much of it you want. Not everything applies to all people – because People Vary, and because Reality is Complex. As Ellyn Satter […]

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Lesson four – Emotional eating.

French version of this post here, courtesy Stéphanie Potin-Grevrend. A lot of the time, emotional eating is discussed as a somewhat dirty little secret. Even in the intuitive eating world (see #7), it’s presented as something undesirable, something that indicates you’re emotionally unstable and Not Very Good at Eating, but most of all, something that […]

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Lesson three – How does hunger feel?

French version of this post here, courtesy Stéphanie Potin-Grevrend. Getting in touch with hunger, and getting good at respecting its needs, is a crucial part in learning to feed yourself well. If you’ve been dieting for a long time, or just eating chaotically and inconsistently due to practical or emotional constraints, you are very likely […]

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