Nancy Adler Jones

Derailing Our Good Intentions

Thinking ahead to the New Year and the ubiquitous attempts to make and KEEP our New Year’s resolutions, I was struck by the simplicity and wisdom of this Seattle Times article.

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Tue, December 25 2012 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Derailing Our Good Intentions

Food Cravings

This article succinctly describes the latest research findings about food cravings and the brain.  It also references research that “cognitive diffusion” – accepting and observing  thoughts without acting on them, is a particularly useful strategy to limit cravings.

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Sun, October 21 2012 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Food Cravings

The Bad News

Frequently people lose weight successfully and then gain it all back. Why?   This New York Times article explains why after losing weight, the need for caloric intake decreases.  Folks think they can return to “normal” meaning unbridled eating after losing weight.  This, unfortunately, isn’t true.  Slightly modifying the food plan that allowed for the weight […]

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Sun, January 15 2012 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on The Bad News

Food Addiction

This research based article in Eating Well magazine appeals to scientifically minded people for whom understanding creates behavior change. It explains the brain chemistry of uncontrolled wanting of food.  In the middle of a craving, I’m experimenting with saying “It’s just the dopamine in my brain wanting pleasure” and then seeing if I can find […]

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Sun, January 15 2012 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Food Addiction

Home Remedies

Ginger for motion sickness?  Menthol rub for toe nail fungus?  AARP gathers together some interesting ideas to try for common ailments.  Of course, use your judgement as to when to call your doctor.

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Sun, December 25 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Home Remedies

Saving Money

I love reading tips about how to save money.  Then I promptly forget them and continue with my usual behavior patterns.  I’m hoping that by posting these tips here, I can remember them, as well as pass them on to others.

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Sun, December 25 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Saving Money

Car Rental Insurance

I’m always confused about the advisability of getting extra insurance when the “pushy”  car rental employees try to sell it to me.  This article, published by the consumer magazine Checkbook, helps clarify the issue.

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Sun, September 18 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Car Rental Insurance

Visual "apps" for food

I am amazed by “app” technology.  Snap a picture and see the nutrition information?  Is there a nutritionist in the  phone?  This article describes the latest food tracking tools.

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Sun, July 31 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Visual "apps" for food

How Arteries Age

This Nutrition Action Newsletter Article describes how our arteries age to create high blood pressure.  Research shows that even one high fat meal can change arterial health!  Further, it discusses the positive impact of exercise, diet and nutritional supplements.

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Sun, June 12 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on How Arteries Age

A Key: Controlling our Food Environment

I love Brian Wansink’s research and suggestions.  He is clear that willpower doesn’t work to push away food.  Instead, he shows that if we change our food environment, our food choices will change.  His book, “Mindless Eating” is summarized in this Nutrition Action Newsletter Article.

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Mon, June 6 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on A Key: Controlling our Food Environment