4 thoughts on “Comfort Eating vs Gluttony (and the MSG twist!)

  • July 2, 2019 at 9:07 am

    You touched on my current struggle and I appreciate your insight – I think you are on to something. My gluttony has lead me to metabolic syndrome indicated by blood work a couple of months ago. I can always lose weight but never maintain it and the cycle continues. This time around I have been doing some real soul searching about my relationship with food, emotional eating and sticking to a healthier lifestyle. My addiction is sugar from which I get a temporary mood and energy lift. I agree that these crazy keto, low fat low whatever diets are not a good solution in the long term but a diet that satisfies is. I am trying to take a more balanced approach in that there are no forbidden foods just moderation. I had a small piece of store made cake (which I normally dislike ) yesterday and enjoyed it because sugary food is now a treat and not a daily food group. Hopefully this time around will lead to behaviour change that is life long. Thanks for the food for thought Lenora!

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  • July 2, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    My young adult son spent a week with his French grandmother, in France. For lunch and dinner, they agreed he would cook the meals but she had to tell him how. They got along marvelously. She was instructing him, watching him from her kitchen stool. When I next saw him, he declared “all you need to make a delicious meal is fresh ingredients, lots of butter and salt and … always finish the meal with some chocolate candy from the local chocolatier”. He nailed it on the head!

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    • July 2, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      Sounds like culinary heaven! That’s how I aspire to eat. Thanks, Yannick!

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  • July 3, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Your sentence,”The whiff of dissatisfaction….craving.” Was a light bulb going on. The rest of your article was proof of exactly that. I couldn’t understand why I lose weight when I go to France or anywhere else and eat meals that I would NEVER allow myself to eat at home.
    Every meal is delicious and satisfying , whether it’s the croissant in the morning or the cheese plate at the end of the meal. I weigh myself the morning after getting home and am always 3 or more pounds lighter.

    Satisfaction and great tasting food is the answer. In one newsletter article, you’ve given us all the secret of solving our “gluttony” and our binge eating. Will I be able to turn into the person who changes my life style, we’ll have to see, but I am so appreciative of your insight.
    Thank you

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