I first heard the phrase “fourth meal” from my pastor during a sermon when I was in college. He was talking about it in the context of being a college student himself and also 6’4″ (or more…I dunno, the guy was TALL) and being constantly hungry. He and his friends had the routine of going … More Fourth Meal, Mini Crock Pots, and Control
Snacking gets a bad reputation in the health world. I’m not really sure why this is, though I would guess it has something to do with mindlessly eating whole bags of chips or whole boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. For whatever reason, almost every “diet plan” and “health tip” page recommends avoiding snacking. But there’s … More Why Snacking Is Important (And How to Do It Better)
A few weeks ago, we drove to the East coast for a late summer vacation. We visited some family, did some camping and hung out around my husband’s old stomping grounds so he could show me where he grew up. I’d never been to Virginia before, and I enjoyed learning about some of the history … More Intuitive Eating vs Boredom Eating
I distinctly remember a vacation I took in college with some friends to Colorado. We rented a cottage, hiked through gorgeous mountains, huddled up around a campfire and marveled at the wildlife. Or at least…my friends did. My brain was often elsewhere, consumed with worries about how much I’d eaten, calculating whether the trails were … More How to Eat Intuitively on Vacation
I love fruit. In the summer, it’s my favorite afternoon snack, and I personally probably eat way more in one sitting than the average Jo. Something about cold, juicy strawberries, kiwi, and orange slices feels like the perfect way to quench my thirst, satisfy my “snackiness,” and hold me over until dinner. In fact, all the … More Doesn’t Fruit Have Too Much Sugar?