We know plate and bowl sizes impact our
perceptions of food portions and how
satisfiedwe feel at the end of a meal, but
what about the way we talk about food? I
believe our language choices matter, too,
especially for children.
Who wasn't raised to think of cookies and
candy as 'treats' -- as something 'special'
to be savored? It makes sense as we were
encouraged to eat these foods in
moderation and not make them a part of
our daily diet. But when we think
of sugary foods as 'treating' ourselves or
think of high calorie/low nutrient junk food
as 'goodies', we're missing something
fundamental. We're not honoring the
way our body processes the so-called
'treats' and are only focusing on the way
our brains and tastebuds light-up in
response to them. The reality is our bodies
respond to these 'goodies'
as if they are a full-on assault.
I invite you to reframe things and instead
treat yourself well with whole, unprocessed
foods (e.g. fruit, a.k.a. nature's candy) and
with regular activity and intentional de-
Your future, healthier self with thank you
To your good health!
Certified Whole Health Coach
Personal Fitness Trainer
Weight Management Specialist
Senior Fitness Specialist