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Are "normal" and healthy eating the same thing? If not, how do they differ? Are the two concepts compatible or mutually exclusive? Is one better than the other? Although people may assume that healthy and "normal" eating are the same, they're not. The goal of healthy eating is to make sure one's food intake is nutritious and physically nourishing—upping your intake of high-nutrient foods and lowering your intake of foods which will likely endanger your health. "Normal" eating, on the other hand, means choosing and consuming foods according to conscious and intuitive rules of appetite: 1) Eat when you're hungry, 2) Choose foods that will satisfy you, 3) Eat with awareness and enjoyment, and 4) Stop eating when you're full or satisfied.... Read More >>
by Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed
Koenig lays out the four basic rules that "normal" eaters follow instinctively—eating when they're hungry, choosing foods that satisfy them, eating with awareness and enjoyment, and stopping when they're full or satisfied...<more info>
by Evelyn Tribole M.S., R.D., Elyse Resch M.S., R.D.
Newly revised and updated! Written by registered dietitians, this book helps readers equate feeling good with exercise not weight loss...<more info>
by Susan Albers, PsyD
This is a gentle book with 46 techniques for becoming more mindful of how, what, where, and why you are eating...<more info>
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat
by Michelle May
Based on the popular "Am I Hungry?" mindful eating workshops, this book encourages you to dig deep inside to look at not only what you eat, but also why and how...<more info>
by Kate Butitta, Marna M. Canterbury
This little guide is a helpful tool for developing and maintaining a food plan. It offers basic nutritional information, check lists, activities...<more info>
Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
by Marcia Herrin, Ed.D., M.P.H., R.D.
Herrin details relevant nutritional and biological fact, assessment and counseling techniques, and prescription of a food plan...<more info>
by Karin Kratina, M.A., R.D., Nancy King, M.S., Dayle Hayes, M.S.
New Edition! Written by three nationally-recognized dietitians, this book covers natural hunger signals, size acceptance, healthful eating, case studies, handouts, specific counseling techniques, and non-diet resources....<more info>