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article - Studies: Food memory may aid weight loss

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I read an article today, oh boy! Seems not only is writing down everything we wrote helpful for weight loss, but also remembering everything we ate!? There may be a point to that, as I'm really bad about reading the paper (!! urk !! like just now?! Quick - what was I eating for lunch just now when I was reading the newspaper? Hmmmm....)

So the article is "Studies: Food memory may aid weight loss" by Mary MacVean from the LA Times, just in case these links below don't work and you end up having to do your google search. It was published today in the Wichita Eagle ( a McClasky paper), but in looking up the links, I think the original story was published back a week ago? So this might be "old news" but oh well, it's new news to me today.

and in case The Wichita Eagle gives you the shut-down because you're not a "subscribed member", here's another link, complete with a jillion adverts that make it almost impossible to read the article. I would just paste the article in here, but the lawyers on SP take a dim view of that....

Okay.... so this morning, errr I mean for "lunch" which was really kind of my breakfast because I only had a bowl of red grapes for breakfast.):

homemade vegetable soup - carrots potatos tomatos water, leftover of the roast that we'd fixed for Saturday's potluck... and um two slices, well one slice and the other was the heel of the loaf, really like a half a slice, of Ezekial Bread, with dark chocolate peanut butter and Amish-ly made Cherry Jam. (Made by Amish, so that's like "healthy" right? Those gals that walk 14,000 steps a day and they eat some cherry jam, so it's gotta be healthy, right? And yes, I'm fairly certain that "Amishly" is not really a word. It just kinda rhymes better with "healthy", if you follow my wandering drift...). On and some Chobani Greek Yogurt, plain. That's so yum! And I was sure it was on my list of Favorite foods, but evidently not, so I'm going to have to look for it again and save it to Favorites.

Okay.... so that's enough yick-yack for now, need to vacuum and my toes are cold, so I guess I should do the FlyLady thing and put some lace up shoes on my feet!

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    1826 days ago
    Writing down what you eat, and doing it right near the time you eat it, really is an eye opener. I still use the food tracker to help me maintain. emoticon emoticon
    1829 days ago
  • BOPPY_
    I wish food was the only thing I forget. emoticon

    The food issue, however, I've fixed with paper and pencil, and an editor on my smart phone. Everything gets measured and recorded before I eat it. 64 years of doing it wrong, required a very conscious, and focused effort to BEGIN to do it right. emoticon

    So far, it's working. emoticon

    Lee emoticon emoticon (signs of spring)
    1829 days ago
  • CARMEN327
    That makes sense! I suffer from food amnesia all the time. It explains a lot (like why I am overweight). There have been a lot of days I don't track and I think to myself, "I probably stayed in my range". Ha ha ha... quel joke.
    1830 days ago
    emoticon for sharing it. Great article! Chelsea emoticon
    1830 days ago
    It DOES fill you up when you look @ what you've eaten in a day!

    HUGS and thanks for sharing. Food memory is a good tool.
    1830 days ago
    Interesting article. I also read the abstract summary (cuz I geek out like that). I'd like them to further the study to find out WHY eating while distracted leads to greater intake at the NEXT meal, as opposed to the distracted meal. Thanks for sharing!
    1831 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    Thx for sharing!
    1831 days ago
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