Guest Blog: Emotional Eating

I wrote a guest blog on emotional eating for Mandy Seay, RD, LD, a nutrition consultant and freelance writer in Austin, TX.

Emotional eating, consuming food to feed a feeling, is the main cause of overeating.

You can read the article here on her Nutritionistics website.

Thanksgiving: Healthy Eating

While the holidays are  a festive time of year, they can be a bit stressful too.

Usually, one of the concerns I hear about from others is a fear of overeating during Thanksgiving. This fear can create unneeded stress during a time when we should be relaxing and having fun with family and friends.

Overeating during Thanksgiving is something that most of us can relate to. So, what are some tips for controlling our weight this Thanksgiving?

Mandy Seay, LD, RD is a registered and licensed dietitian and author, and has provided several smart suggestions for eating healthy and keeping your weight in check this Thanksgiving.

Here are a few of Mandy’s tips:

  • Keep a realistic frame of mind. Trying to lose weight during the holidays can be frustrating and if you restrict too much you may throw in the towel and just binge. Instead of trying to lose weight, just try to maintain your current weight.
  • Drink plenty of water, staying hydrated controls the appetite. It is not uncommon to confuse thirst cues for hunger.  A study conducted in which participants drank 2 glasses of water before eating, were able to control their food intake thereby losing and controlling weight.
  • Don’t skip meals in an effort to “save” up your calories. You will be more likely to eat more calories than if you had eaten your normal meals.

You can read the rest of Mandy’s great tips here.

Let’s take the stress out of the annual Thanksgiving gathering by using strategies to eat smart and healthy!

Happy Thanksgiving!