Monday, June 24, 2013

Improving your Eating Habits Part 6

6. Ask yourself these questions for each "cue" you've circled:
  • Is there anything I can do to avoid the cue or situation? This option works best for cues that don't involve others. For example, could you choose a different route to work to avoid stopping at a fast food restaurant on the way? Is there another place in the break room where you can sit so you're not next to the vending machine?
  • For things I can't avoid, can I do something differently that would be healthier? Obviously, you can't avoid all situations that trigger your unhealthy eating habits, like staff meetings at work. In these situations, evaluate your options. Could you suggest or bring healthier snacks or beverages? Could you offer to take notes to distract your attention? Could you sit farther away from the food so it won't be as easy to grab something? Could you plan ahead and eat a healthy snack before the meeting?

Friday, June 14, 2013

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Improving your Eating Habits Part 5

5. Circle the "cues" on your list that you face on a daily or weekly basis. Going home for the Thanksgiving holiday may be a trigger for you to overeat, and eventually, you want to have a plan for as many eating cues as you can. But for now, focus on the ones you face more often.

Improving Your Eating Habits - CDC

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Fantastic Tropical Dessert for Summer: Piña Colada Sorbet!!!

You may not be headed to an exotic island for vacation this summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a taste of the tropics.
This yummy dessert with three kinds of coconut products—coconut water and milk and cream of coconut—offers the best flavor and texture and can remind us of the breezy, faraway lands they come from.

Makes 10 servings (1/2 cup each one)


  • 3 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup sugar (brown sugar, stevia) 
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup cream of coconut


  1. 1. Place first 3 ingredients in a blender, and process until smooth and sugar dissolves. Combine pureed pineapple mixture, coconut milk, and cream of coconut in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
  2. 2. Pour mixture into the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Spoon sorbet into a freezer-safe container; cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm.
  3. 3. If you don't have one of those machines pour the mixture onto a cookie sheet and freeze until set. Break it up and blend in the food processor until smooth. Freeze and blend again for an ultra smooth consistency. 
Nutrition Information per Serving:

Calories 136    Fat: 4g    Saturated Fat: 3.3 g   Protein: 0.7 g    Carbohydrate: 26.4 g   
Fiber: 0.3 g    Sodium: 40 mg    Calcium: 12 mg   Iron: 0.3 mg 

David Bonom,  , JUNE 2011