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Go With Your Gut

Read this article on the NYTimes this morning and thought I'd share it with everyone.

The author argues (or rather, reports) that "when you eat something you like, your body makes more efficient use of its nutrients. Which means that choking down a plateful of steamed cauliflower (if you hate steamed cauliflower) is not likely to do you as much good as you think."

Take a read. I think it's really compelling. Best, Carrie (carrieanne)


Mon. Feb 20, 2:15pm

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interesting article.
i know that for me, personally, i'm discovering that if i like what i'm eating, i can be satisfied with a reasonable (maybe even small) portion. if i eat something i don't like, it doesn't satisfy in some deeper way and i seem to keep eating in an attempt to find satisfaction. however, usually i just ingest extra, totally unnecessary calories.
so i agree: eat what you enjoy, at least within reason.
(and i guess i'm lucky because i really do like cauliflower!)

Monday, February 20, 2006, 3:09 PM

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and i really like broccoli.

i love it, in fact.

Monday, February 20, 2006, 5:08 PM

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Thai v. Swedish women

I like the evidence given about Thai v. Swedish women. It helps me to buy the argument: eat what you like. This next point may be slightly unrelated but the NYT article mentioned led me to think it. I can't just eat what I crave, even in small doses because I have too much of a "sweet tooth." It has been useful for me to read about the concept of "comfort foods" in Peertrainer and elsewhere. Some of my favorite foods (like crackers, grapes and tapioca pudding--not all at once!) are "comfort foods," which I eat because I'm stressed out. I think I have made headway in learning to see those foods as (merely) "comfort" in order to minimize my craving for it.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 12:05 PM

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Sounds like yet another excuse to not eat vegetables. So don't eat cauliflower, eat veggies that you like. There have to be some, really.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 5:16 AM

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