Food games readers play – Santa Cruz Sentinel

In response to a current column in regards to the meals video games we play, I acquired these pleasant letters:

Hello Barbara,

I normally scan the newspaper however not too long ago your article (Food Games We Play) caught my consideration. I’ll inform you mine.

This behavior began in highschool. Whenever cake or a cookie was served on the desk, I might minimize the cake slice in half. I might break the cookie in half, decided to solely eat half. About 90% of the time, I’m going again for the opposite half. I’m 70. How can I nonetheless be doing this?

My husband is consistently shopping for snacks. His love language is to feed me. I haven’t solved this downside. I’ve instructed myself that I’ll solely eat meals that I select and never eat meals chosen for me. But, when he enters my workplace with a bowl of popcorn and caramel corn, love in his eyes, how can I say no? (Of course, pour it again within the bag when he’s not trying.)

I appreciated the recommendations you provided on the finish of the article. Thank you, S.B.

Dear Barbara,

When I’m going to the market, I’ll put a very yummy snack in my basket proper after I begin my buying. I’ll stroll up and down the aisles eager about having fun with my great deal with. Then after I’m prepared to take a look at, I put the snack again. That is named:  If I don’t purchase it, I can’t eat it.  It works fairly properly for me.

Two and a half years in the past, I used to be instructed I wanted to make use of statins. I instructed my practitioner I needed time to attempt to use weight loss program and train to decrease my ldl cholesterol. In three months, I misplaced nearly 20 kilos by consuming correct parts, having a cup of yogurt or a banana if I felt a bit peckish between meals.  I additionally enlisted my husband’s assist (he’s the chef of our dwelling) in cooking primarily a Mediterranean-style weight loss program. I misplaced weight sensibly, 1 1/2 to 2 kilos per week.  The better part was I introduced my ldl cholesterol into regular ranges!

After that private success, I continued my higher consuming habits and continued to drop extra pounds on the similar fee till I obtained to a 40-pound loss. And I’ve maintained (my) weight now for greater than a yr, not wavering greater than a pound or two up or down in that point. I really feel very pleased with myself.

But my recreation, if I don’t purchase it I can’t eat it, works fairly properly for me! Yours in good well being, E.B.

Couldn’t have stated it higher myself, women! Thanks for writing!

Barbara Quinn-Intermill is a registered dietitian nutritionist and authorized diabetes educator affiliated with the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. She is the writer of “Quinn-Essential Nutrition: The Uncomplicated Science of Eating.” Email her at [email protected].

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