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6/28/09 4:44 P

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Thanks Shirlzi for sharing that find! I had read another article about the book, but it wasn't as in depth, and I found this one to be enlightening, especially about the stress eating trigger. It explains why I am feeling less in "control" of late, and I too, will remind myself it's not the food speaking it's my brain and internal dialog that thinks I really need to polish off that bag of chips!

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6/21/09 12:43 P

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Thanks for sharing!

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6/19/09 9:14 A

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Nice article!

Another great source of info on brain chemistry and how it applies to eating is the first-half of "The Instinct Diet" by Susan Roberts, a nutritionist at Tufts. It's quite brilliant and plainspoken. But it goes into the mental triggers and brain's needs -- if I'm out of my usual flow, I always turn to that book to see what I need to work on.



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6/18/09 9:37 P

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That's funny cuz when I see certain foods all I can think of is clogged arteries, grease, and fat. lol

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6/18/09 6:40 P

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I agree completely. It made me understand why, when I am stressed, that I will have a glass of wine and a little bar of chocolare but otherwise I can live very well without them. Great article for the way that it allowed us all to be more understanding of ourselves and how our brains tick. Thanks for sharing.

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6/18/09 5:38 P

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It helped me understand beter how important it is to change the 'internal dialog' about food. Today, on my good days, I 'hear' chocolate cake drizzled with fudge saying, "i will make you fat. I will clog your arteries. I will give your tongue a treat and give you a quick sugar rush, then I will make you groggy and sleepy and crabby." When I'm tired and sad, though, the part that comes through loud and echoing is the tongue treat and sugar rush part.

Better to remember, it is 'me' talking, not the cake --

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6/18/09 3:25 P

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this would be good to rehash here...I knew processed food was after me!!


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Great article! Thanks for sharing!

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I read an interview with this guy in the Washington Post. It gave me a lot more empathy for people who do constantly eat crap. I think I was fortunate enough never to eat enough of that stuff to become addicted, so when people talk about being compelled to fast food, or candy or whatever, I was generally less than sympathetic, this article showed me how the deck becomes stacked against them :(.

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This was a very good article, thanks for sharing!

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6/18/09 5:06 A

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Here's an interview that goes (lightly) into the science of our conditioned thinking about food, pretty interesting. www.salon.com/env/feature/2009/06/18
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