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Eating for pleasure easier to overdo than eating when hungry

May 31, 2012

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Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter

Heidi Godman is the executive editor of the Harvard Health Letter. Before coming to the Health Letter, she was an award-winning television news anchor and medical reporter for 25 years. Heidi was named a journalism fellow … See Full Bio
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July 7, 2012

Excellent post on healthy eating. I love grilling all sorts of vegetables and some fruits for variety and less meat consumption. This is an important consideration for those of us who love to read about a variety of topics! Thank you for the information.

June 3, 2012

(better version, spelling)

Before this ever learned about this, I knew It was somerhing like that. Becouse It had àn effect on me. I ate a lot just to feel good. At bad Times I ate eaven more. It really made me feel good. Now with the help of Katja I learned to keep It under controll.

wijn bestellen
June 3, 2012

Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of “good” cholesterol and protecting against artery damage.

Costache D
June 2, 2012

Diets, diets, who is not looking for a diet? Whether trying to lose weight, keep us in shape, to live healthy or improve a condition, each of us turn to some point on a diet. What is the best? Hard to answer. Difficult to assess efficacy, as well as compliance. Because diet is not enough to be good in absolute value, it must be able to be followed, usually long term, of those who adopt. In other words, diets must be good not only on paper, but in practice. Recently, the U.S. has tried diets efectuartea hierarchy, the criteria is the ease with which diet can be followed nutrientti content, lack of health risks and its effectiveness in achieving the goal.

Joseph McEleavy
June 1, 2012

I don’t see anything wrong with eating La Dolce foods. For years, I was a “STRICT” vegetarian, I only ate foods that I believed would be “good” for me, almost without regard to taste. Now I eat what I want when I want, just not overdoing it. I agree with Tom’s comment but believe that fresh and whole foods do fit into the La Dolce system of satietyand satisfaction. Fun article, small study!

June 1, 2012

this explains my craving at any time of the week.I thought this was because of hormonal changes bec. monthly visit is coming.. But good thing is i can eat anything anytime and not worrying about gaining,sad part skinny 🙁 thanks for the info’s about health

Tom A.
June 1, 2012

If the pleasure foods satisfied our hunger, there would be no problem. But they don’t — they lack the nutrition we crave. So we don’t stop eating them when, otherwise, we would no longer be hungry.

The trick is to choose foods which are both nutritious and pleasurable to eat. That means fresh and whole, above all else. But this is not always easy as truly fresh foods are not available to everyone all the time.

Gisela Dangelo
May 31, 2012

nice article, makes me hungry.

Abdul Kader
May 31, 2012

when i m hungry then eat overload. i cant balance food and diet

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