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Testing the Harvard 6-Week Plan for Healthy Eating: Week 2 — Longing for bacon but eating mindfully

May 4, 2011


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Healthy Living
October 29, 2011

I believe that a lot of people underestimate the importance of eating slowly. If you take you time to taste the food and eat slowly, you will feel full sooner and eat much less calories.
There is a saying in Russian: eat slower – live longer. This is very true. Low calorie intake is a great way to stop overeating. By doing this, we intake less fats, salt, sugar and other things harmful for our health.
Thanks for the article! It was very informative.
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September 28, 2011


I think Eating the right foods and exercising can have a positive impact on your Health and help you to Keep your body fit and healthy.

September 19, 2011

yes, you are right. taking meals with no multimedia is weird. i used to take my meals with the TV turns on. luckily i never take a meal while i’m working or doing any other activities. doing such things make me couldn’t focus and taste what i eat. this is a nice blog. thanks for sharing this to everyone.

LivinggHealthy | Healthy live
August 12, 2011

It was a pleasure to read this article about the plan for healthy eating. Since yesterday I started a new blog about healthy living. Here I will be posting tips and information about a healthy lifestyle too. Here in Holland people don’t know a lot about the content of their foods so they do a lot of overconsumption. Thats why there is a lot of obese people in countries like Holland and the US. Great initiative this 6-week harvard plan. I just bookmarked it and will visit this blog from time to time ;)!

Sam McDonald
July 2, 2011

One of the keys to eating healthy is simply to be aware of what you put into your shopping cart at the supermarket. If I put in a bad food {bacon}, then that’s what I’ll be eating that week. If I put in a better food {salmon}, then that’s what I’ll be eating. It’s all about choice.
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Andrea P
May 11, 2011

It’s great to hear the creative ways that the two of you are approaching a healthy lifestyle…kudos! If you’re looking for additional ideas on improving fitness and health, you may want to check out the Army National Guard’s Guard Fit Challenge website. Even if you aren’t training for the Guard, you’ll find a number of healthy eating tips, recipes and nutrition guides to help you along your healthy living journey.

Lauryn F
May 8, 2011

One way I have found to slow myself when eating dinner is to cut the food small as Helen recommends and then use chop sticks. It’s not always practical but it does slow me down.

Helen Hoart
May 9, 2011

Love the chop sticks idea. And that would definitely slow me down!

Nancy Ryan
May 5, 2011

Upon reading this main posts of yours I thought a lot about my eating habits. I eat while reading, watching TV or just looking at my PC whether there are some new emails that I have to attend. I eat fast as well. I think that was also one of the reason why I had this case of anxiety before because I don’t know what to do first: to eat or check my mail and so I did both. [URL removed by moderator] I learned how to tend to myself and gradually, I’m improving better and better including with my eating habits! I’m glad to come by here because I’m looking for some great tips on how to cut down my caffeine intake and “eating habits”. Anyway, I just want to share some part and I hope you’ll help more people from hereon.

holly holt
May 4, 2011

I really like the way the two bloggers are giving specific tips–cut your food into small pieces to help you eat more slowly or have foods with strong flavors to help you enjoy what you’r eating. This is a great help. Thanks.

Helen Hoart
May 4, 2011

Thanks for your feedback. It’s been a challenge trying to break old habits but also really gratifying. Following a plan has been a big help. Also announcing publicly how I’m trying to change bad habits has really kept me focused.

Dan Flynn
May 4, 2011

Exercising is important and hard to “add” into your life. I sneak a run into my life in the morning and evening. I think of it like brushing my teeth or taking a shower. Add it into your lifestyle and it will be come easier.

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