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Healthy Eating: What I Learned in France

When I was in France, I noticed some food habits that really changed my perception “healthy eating”. (Note: Yes, I know not all people in France may have these food habits. C’est la vie.)

1. People did not deprive themselves of the foods they loved…they just ate smaller portions of those foods. When we deprive ourselves of something, it can develop into an insatiable craving. Inevitably, you wind up caving in and eating an entire box of cookies (by the way, I deem this practice perfectly acceptable if said cookies are Girl Scout Thin Mints). By eating smaller portions of the foods you love, you still can enjoy your favorites.

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By |2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00September 7th, 2011|Categories: Eating Disorders, Food|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Healthy Eating: What I Learned in France

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.