Monthly Archives: September 2013

Eating Disorder Pro Podcast – The Power of Paleo Cooking in Healing the Gut

Paleo and Leaky Gut

Join us on TUESDAY October 1 at 7:00 pm EST as we welcome Elana Amsterdam to the show. Elana is the author of a New York Times Bestselling book “Paleo Cooking” and founder of the food blog “Elana’s Pantry“. This podcast is especially important if you are suffering from obesity, anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, or binge eating disorder. We’ll be taking your questions LIVE at 646-378-0494. You can tune in HERE.

Some background info about our guest:

Elana Amsterdam is the New York Times bestselling author of the book Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, and founder of the blog elanaspantry.com, where she shares simple, healthy recipes and lifestyle advice.

Named the seventh largest food blog worldwide by Cision Media, elanaspantry.com receives 20,000 visitors daily.

Elana has written for Parents, Shape Magazine, and Delicious Living and has been featured in a variety of media outlets including Fortune Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Live.

Her other books include The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook (Random House 2009) named one of the “Best Cookbooks of the Year” by The Denver Post, and Gluten Free Cupcakes (Random House 2011), a tome of enticing, yet healthy desserts.

Elana lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband of 18 years and her two teenage sons.”

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Fats Explained: The Complete Series

Sugar: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Over the past few months, we’ve been posting quite a few blog articles that make up the “Fats Explained” series. Whether you are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Obesity, emotional eating, or have problems with weight management due to restricting or overeating, you need to know about what fats do in your body once and for all. In other words whether you are obese, underweight or a normal weight, if you are having problems regulating food intake in healthy ways, this series on fat is a must. Below is a list of all the articles in the series. Enjoy!

Fats Explained: Saturated and Unsaturated Fats

Fats Explained: Essential Fatty Acids – Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Fats Explained: Essential Fatty Acids – Omega-6 Fatty Acids)

Fats Explained: Non-essential Fatty Acids – Omega-5, Omega-7, Omega-9

Fats Explained: Fatty Acids [Infographic]

Fats Explained: Conjugated Linoleic Acid – The Good Trans-fat

Fats Explained: Where to Get Pastured Butter

Fats Explained: Unhealthy Trans Fats

Fats Explained: Short, Medium, and Long Chain Fats

Fats Explained: Dietary Recommendations for Fat

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Fats Explained: Dietary Recommendations for Fat

butter

Whether you suffer from Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Obesity, emotional eating, or have problems with weight management due to restricting or overeating, you need to know about what fats do in your body once and for all. In other words whether you are obese, underweight or a normal weight, if you are having problems regulating food intake in healthy ways, this series on fat is a must.

A summary of dietary recommendations for fat:

  • When cooking, use a healthy saturated fat such as cold pressed unrefined organic virgin coconut oil.
  • As a healthy snack alternative, choose sprouted nuts and seeds as they are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids.
  • Incorporate organic flax meal into your favorite recipes, since it’s a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and fiber.
  • Eat more wild caught Salmon. Remember to only choose wild fish. Farm-raised fish contain very little omega-3, since they are fed land-based diets devoid of omega-3. Fish obtain ample amounts of omega-3 naturally through their wild diet.
  • Eat grass-fed, grass-finished animal protein and dairy.
  • Eat pastured pork that is fed non-GMO grain as a supplement.
  • Eat poultry that is either completely pastured or pastured and fed only organic grain as a supplement.
  • Supplement your diet with mercury-free high-quality raw fish oil such as Blue Ice from Green Pastures, which is a rich source of omega-3.
  • Make your own mayonnaise from coconut oil and use it in deviled eggs, and in egg, chicken and tuna salads
  • Use olive, macadamia nut, and avocado cold pressed extra virgin organic oils for salad dressings.
  • Choose full-fat, raw butter, cream, and dairy products from pastured cows rather than low-fat or fat-free versions. Check the product labels. Many low-fat versions contain unhealthy additives to make up for the lack of taste from fat.

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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News You Can Use: September 22-29 2013

News You Can Use

“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of September 15 – September 22 2013!”

Hunger Pains: Binge-eating disorder linked to lifelong impairments in 12-country study – Binge-eating disorder, designated only months ago by the American Psychiatric Association as a diagnosis in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is associated with substantial lifelong impairments comparable to those of bulimia nervosa, according to a World Health Organization study based on community epidemiological surveys conducted in 12 nations worldwide. Read More.

How to Meditate – Ideas for how to begin daily meditation for people who’ve never tried it or feel like they couldn’t ever get their mind to be quiet. Read More.

Women living near pesticide-treated fields have smaller babies – The slightly smaller babies have not shown the health effects associated with low weight babies like developmental delays and learning problems. Read More.

GMO Label Initiatives: 3 Things Washington is Doing Better than California Did – Will Washington be the first state to mandate GMO Labeling? The state’s ballot initiative 522 is going to the people in November’s elections. The measure would require the labeling of genetically modified foods such as those containing corn and soy, and GMO salmon. Meat products from animals that were raised on non-GMO feed will be exempt though. Read More.

Obesity, Addiction, and Personalized Medicine: Future Treatment for Obesity Will be Individualized and Based on Cause –  Dr. Mark Gold, chair of Psychiatry at the University of Florida, and his colleagues have championed the concept that certain eating behaviors have characteristics that are similar to addictive behaviors. In fact, they suggest that some types of food can be addictive in specific individuals and that these foods influence the same brain systems that are usurped and re-programmed by addictive drugs. Dr. Gold and others have studied obesity in animals and humans and have generated data that support this concept. But does this mean that everyone who is obese is addicted to food? This seems unlikely. In fact, Dr. Gold and colleagues are not suggesting that all obese people are food addicts. Rather, they see food addiction as one of several causes for obesity. Read More.

Emotional Eating? 5 Reasons You Can’t Stop – Take control of your joy and pain to take away the power of food. Read More.

New Bill Would Finally Define “Natural” Food Labels – A new bill introduced to Congress would force the FDA to come up with concrete definitions for misleading and vague food labels. Read More.

Find Out if You Live Near a Factory Farm – A new interactive Factory Farm Map from a consumer advocacy group suggests some “local” food could come from a factory farm in your county. Read More.

Brain Cannot be Fooled by Artificial Sweeteners; Higher Likelihood of Sugar Consumption Later – Eating low-calorie sweetened products – especially when hungry or exhausted – may lead to a higher likelihood of seeking high calorie alternatives later, due to a newly discovered signal in the brain, suggests new research published today in The Journal of Physiology. Read More.

Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Fats Explained: Short, Medium, and Long Chain Fats

fats explained

There is another less well-known system of classification that is based on the length of the carbon chain within each fatty acid that is also very relevant to those wishing to manage their weight and especially their body fat. This is critical whether you are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity, or just want to be as healthy as possible.  In this system there are short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), and long-chain fatty acids (LCFA).

Coconut oil, for example, is composed predominately of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), also known as medium-chain triglycerides (MCT).

  The vast majority of fats and oils in our diets, 98% to 100%, whether they are saturated or unsaturated or come from animals or plants,  are composed of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA). Both the saturated and unsaturated fat found in meat, milk, eggs, and plants (including most all vegetable oils) are composed of LCFA. Most Americans get way too much of these fats and not enough of the MCFAs.

While we have been led to believe that all saturated fatty acids are bad for us, the MCFA from the coconut, for example, which is a saturated fat, has health benefits that rival those of fish oil, or the raw unrefined omega-3 fats made from krill. Many believe that it is the perfect food.  In general, MCFA’s do not raise cholesterol, but actually protect against heart disease.   They also help to lower the risk of both atherosclerosis and they can be a significant weight management aid for those wishing to (ok, needing to) gain weight, as well as for those wishing to lose weight.

So How Does a MCFA Work?

Long chain fatty acids (LCFA) found in plant and animal fat are not easily absorbed by the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and require pancreatic enzymes and bile salts to break them down so that they can be absorbed by the intestine. Next, the long chain fatty acids must go through a complicated process through which they are delivered to a variety of tissues, including adipose, cardiac and skeletal tissue, and are then transported to the liver, and are finally oxidized for energy use.  This is how all saturated fat, unsaturated fat, and cholesterol that consists of long chain fatty acids (almost all of your dietary fat) is transported throughout the body.

In contrast, medium chain fatty acids, such as those found in coconut oil are absorbed by the GI tract with ease, and do not require any pancreatic enzymes to break them down, which means less work for your pancreas. Next, medium chain fatty acids are transported through the blood stream, directly to the liver, where they go directly into mitochondria and are immediately oxidized for energy. Medium chain fatty acids from coconut oil do not get packaged into lipoproteins, and do not get transported to a variety of tissues and are not stored as body fat, they go directly to the liver and are metabolized immediately for energy. So they do not cause weight gain.

The bottom line is that the medium chain fatty acids from coconut oil produce almost exclusively energy, whereas, long chain fatty acids found in other dietary fats produce body fat (and some energy).

Coconut Oil Boosts Energy.

Because the medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil are easily and rapidly transported into the mitochondria, unlike long chain fatty acids, they are immediately used for energy, which “heats up” the body and increases metabolism. Several animal studies and clinical studies have shown that ingestion of coconut oil increases metabolism and decreases body fat both in animal studies performed on mice, and humans. Rats that were fed a diet consisting of medium chain fatty acids had less subcutaneous fat, a visibly evident decrease in overall body fat, and increased metabolism and increased thermogenesis.

The energy burst that is produced by medium chain fatty acids is also important for athletic endurance. In one study, researchers tested the physical endurance of mice that were fed medium chain fatty acids vs. those fed a diet high in long chain fatty acids for six weeks. The mice that were fed medium chain fatty acids continually performed better then the others and displayed a much higher physical endurance. What this means is that you don’t want to eat coconut oil before bed, as it tends to keep you awake.

It Gets Even Better When It Comes to Coconut Oil!

Not only do you store less body fat, studies have shown that medium chain fatty acids also increase the oxidation of long chain fatty acids that are already in your body, tucked away in your love handles!  So not only does it prevent weight gain, it aids in weight loss. Similar to the animal studies, medium chain fatty acids also boost energy production in humans by speeding up metabolism. Finally, for those with cholesterol problems, this study found that people with high triglyceride levels who were given medium chain fatty acids for eight weeks had a 14.5%  decrease in their triglyceride levels! When it comes to coconut oil, use it often, as it is both delicious and good for you.

To learn more about coconut oil be sure to read these articles:

Coconut Oil and Dementia

Coconut Oil and Malnutrition

Coconut Oil: Refined vs Unrefined, Expeller-Pressed vs Cold-Pressed, Virgin vs Extra Virgin

The Coconut Oil Miracle with Dr. Bruce Fife (podcast)

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Show Notes: Preventing Childhood Obesity with Dr. Barbara Moore

An interview with Barbara Moore

This week we welcomed Dr. Barbara J. Moore to the show. We had a great conversation about what parents can do to prevent their child from becoming obese. Dr. Moore is the president and CEO of Shape Up America!, a national campaign to raise awareness of obesity as a health issue and to promote responsible and sustainable weight management practices in adults and the prevention of obesity in children. This episode is especially important to listen to if you or your loved one suffers from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, or obesity.

What we covered:
2:17 – About Dr. Barbara J. Moore
6:16 – What Can Parents to Do Prevent Childhood Obesity?
8:20 – Steps Parents Can Do Prevent Childhood Obesity Before Conceiving
11:00 – What Lifestyle Changes Should be Made Before Conceiving if the Mother-to-Be or Father-to-Be is overweight?
13:50 – What is involved in eating a “healthy diet”?
16:25 – Caller Question: The packaged meals from weight watchers and other similar weight-loss companies contain a lot of harmful ingredients. How does this affect the consumer long term?
26:35 – Breastfeeding to Prevent Childhood Obesity, Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding
38:50 – Does Gut Bacteria Play a Role in Childhood Obesity?
39:35 – Why is Gut Bacteria Important in Infants?
43:20 – Do Obese Individuals More Likely to Need a C-Section Delivery?
44:15 – The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Gut
52:15 – GMOs, Hyperhybridization, and The Increase in Childhood Obesity
55:10 – Dr. Moore’s Most Important Piece of Advice for Preventing Obesity and Childhood Obesity

Links we discussed:
How Maji Gets Mongo Off the Couch! on iTunes
Shape Up America!

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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News You Can Use – September 15-22 2013

News You Can Use

“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of September 15 – September 22 2013!”

Does Anorexia Have a Genetic Link? New Theory Suggests the Disorder May Not be Purely Down to Social Pressures – Anorexia could be caused by a genetic mutation, according to new research. A study of the DNA of more than 3,000 people found the eating disorder may be caused by mutations that interfere with the processing of cholesterol, disrupting mood and diet. Learn More.

New Signs of Improvement in the Youth Obesity Epidemic? – New analysis finds more signs of improvement in weight-related behaviors among the nation’s youth, including physical activity, TV viewing, and fruit and vegetable consumption. Learn More.

Exercise May Help Alleviate Depression – Exercise may help ease symptoms of depression, according to a fresh look at past research. Researchers who analyzed data from previous studies found people who exercised experienced a “moderate” reduction in their depressive symptoms compared to those who did other activities, such as using relaxation techniques, or received no treatment. Learn More.

Group Therapy May Prevent Depression in At-Risk Teens – Kids of depressed parents have an increased likelihood of becoming depressed, too, but group therapy sessions may help reduce that risk, according to a new study. Learn More.

The Treatment Variables That Affect Long-Term Recovery – The basic goals of eating disorder treatment are to reduce or eliminate eating disorder symptoms, address co-morbid disorders, and improve quality of life. When researchers study these treatment in clinical trials, they generally focus on the first issue and seek to ask whether this treatment reduces eating disorder symptoms. It’s not a bad goal for an eating disorder treatment, though hardly comprehensive. Learn More.

Why Are So Many Kids Allergic? – Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a major study on children and allergies. The results were astounding. Among other things, the government survey suggested:

  • 1 in 20 children have food allergies (up 50 percent from the 1990s)
  • 1 in 8 have skin allergies or eczema (that number is up 69 percent)
  • There has been no increase in hay fever or other respiratory allergies

In some ways, these numbers are no surprise. Learn More.

There’s No Getting Around It. The New Chipotle Ad is Amazing – It’s being called “the most beautiful, haunting infomercial you’ll ever see.” And with Oscar-ready animation from the acclaimed visual effects wizards at MOONBOT Studios set over a score of Fiona Apple covering “Pure Imagination” from the 1971 cult children’s film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, is it any wonder that Chipotle’s “stealth” promo for a free iOS game is already on a fast-track to become one of this year’s most successful marketing campaigns — all without barely mentioning the word “Chipotle.” Learn More.

Biotech Industry Slips Pro-GMO Propaganda Into Children’s School Textbooks – The biotech industry is now directly targeting America’s schoolchildren with their propaganda. In the past, Monsanto and other GMO giants tried to indoctrinate elementary-aged youths with a biotechnology-themed coloring book; this time though, the industry’s shameless promotions have come in an 8th grade textbook printed by the Evan-Moor Corporation. Learn More.

New Study Proves that GMO Labeling Won’t Affect Food Prices – Yesterday, Just Label It, a coalition of 650 organizations in support of labeling genetically engineered food products, released a new independent study showing that GMO labeling would not cause higher food prices. Learn More.

Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Fats Explained: Unhealthy Trans Fats

Unhealthy Trans Fats

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Whether you are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Obesity, emotional eating, or have problems with weight management due to restricting or overeating, you need to know about what fats do in your body once and for all. In other words whether you are obese, underweight or a normal weight, if you are having problems regulating food intake in healthy ways, this series on fat is a must.

Unhealthy Trans-Fats

The trans fatty acids that are detrimental to our health are those that are produced when vegetable oils are heated under pressure with hydrogen and a catalyst, in a process called hydrogenation. These fats are often referred to as hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.  In the past few decades, food manufacturers have replaced saturated fats with trans fats in the vast majority of processed foods to prolong their shelf life, and to position their products as a healthier alternative. This was possible because saturated fats were being demonized at the time. Trans fats are found in the majority of processed and fried foods but can also be found in bulk foods such as nuts and fruits, whether or not they are organic. They are so common, it is nearly impossible to buy a processed food without a trans fat.

The following list is a compilation of the adverse effects reported in humans and animals from the consumption of trans fatty acids. This information is based on decades of research done by Dr. Mary Enig and has been confirmed by others.

  • Trans fats lower “good” HDL cholesterol in a dose response manner (the higher the trans fat level in the diet, the lower the HDL cholesterol in the serum).
  • Trans fats raise the bad LDL cholesterol in a dose response manner.
  • Trans fats increase tendency towards blocked arteries.
  • Trans fats raise total serum cholesterol levels 20-30mg.
  • Trans fats lower the amount of cream (volume) in milk from lactating females in all species studied, including humans, thus lowering the overall quality available to the infant.
  • Trans fats increase blood insulin levels in humans in response to glucose load, increasing risk for diabetes.
  • Trans fats increase insulin resistance thus having an undesirable effect in diabetics.
  • Trans fats affect immune response by lowering efficiency of B cell response.
  • Trans fats decrease levels of testosterone in male animals, increase level of abnormal sperm, and interfere with gestation in females.
  • Trans fats cause alterations in cell membranes, including membrane fluidity.
  • Trans fats cause alterations in fat cell size, cell number, and fatty acid composition.
  • Trans fats escalate adverse effects of essential fatty acid deficiencies.

Earlier in the “Fats Explained” series, we discussed Healthy Trans-Fats. You can read about healthy trans fats HERE.

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Obesity & Eating Disorder Treatment Recipe: Chicken Salad

clean eating mayonnaise

In my experience, clients that are in treatment for obesity, bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at my outpatient treatment center in Cincinnati.

Eating healthy can be quick and easy once you get the hang of it. The key is in the planning. When you get into the habit of having the right ingredients on hand, meal preparation is a breeze, not a source of agony.

For more delicious recipes, be sure to visit the recipe corner!

Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 3 organic chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic pepper
  • 3 capfuls garlic juice
  • Bourbon smoked paprika
  • 20 halved Grapes (optional)
  • ½ to ⅔ cup homemade mayonnaise (recipe below)

Directions

  1. Wash 3 chicken breasts and pat them dry

  2. Heat frying pan and add ¼ cup coconut oil for every 3 breasts. Do not let the oil smoke.

  3. Add chicken breasts-dip both sides in coconut oil and then season on both sides. Brown both sides and turn heat to low. Cook no more than 7 minutes, less if chicken is done. Remove from heat and let cool.

  4. Dice celery and onion place in a mixing bowl that has a lid. Dice chicken into bite sized pieces when it cools, add to bowl. Add mayonnaise (and halved grapes). Toss and enjoy. Refrigerate.

Makes 5 servings.

Nutrition Info

Made with grapes and 1/2 cup mayo
285 calories, 20 g of fat, 23 g of protein, 4 g carbs, 1 g fiber
 
Made with grapes and 2/3 cup mayo
335 calories, 25 g fat, 23 g protein, 4 g carbs, 1 g fiber
 
Made without grapes and 1/2 cup mayo
280 calories, 20 g of fat, 23 g protein, 2 g carbs, 1 g fiber
 
Made without grapes and 2/3 cup mayo
330 calories, 25 g fat, 23 g protein, 2 g carbs, 1 g fiber

Homemade Mayonnaise

In a blender on medium, blend

6 egg yolks

Slowly add:

2 tsp mustard (dry or wet)

2 capfuls of garlic juice

2 tblsp white wine vinigar

Juice from 1 medium to large lemon

1/2 tsp each of salt, pepper

Correct for spiciness/tartness then add:

1 cup unrefined cold-pressed organic coconut oil and blend until smooth

Makes 24 servings.

Nutrition Info (per tablespoon): 95 calories, 10 g fat, 1 g protein, 0 g carbs, 0 g fiber

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Eating Disorder Pro Podcast – The Obesity Epidemic with Barbara Moore

An interview with Barbara Moore

Join us on TUESDAY, September 17 at 7:00 pm EST as we welcome Dr. Barbara J. Moore to the show. We’ll be talking about the obesity epidemic that is affecting both adults and children throughout the United States. Dr. Moore is the president and CEO of Shape Up America!, a national campaign to raise awareness of obesity as a health issue and to promote responsible and sustainable weight management practices in adults and the prevention of obesity in children. This episode is especially important if you or your loved one suffers from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, or obesity. You can tune in HERE.

Here’s some more information about our guest:

“Dr. Barbara J. Moore is president and CEO of Shape Up America!, a national non-profit organization founded by former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, M.D. in 1994 to raise awareness of obesity as a health issue.

Dr. Moore served on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Prevention of Obesity in Children and Youth, which produced the landmark 2005 report Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance. She is a member of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and in 2013 she was elected Fellow of The Obesity Society (FTOS). She currently serves as co-chair of the Weight Management Work Group for the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance.

Before joining Shape Up America! in 1995, Dr. Moore held several positions with the federal government, working in Washington DC.  She served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in 1993 and again in 1995.  In the interim she served on the staff of the National Institutes of Health, Division of Nutrition Research Coordination (DNRC). From 1989 to 1993, she was chief nutritionist and primary technical policy advisor for Weight Watchers International.

Receiving her M.S. and Ph.D. in nutritional science from Columbia University, Institute of Human Nutrition (IHN), Dr. Moore has four years of postdoctoral training in nutrition and physiology at the University of California at Davis. She was appointed Henry Rutgers Fellow at Rutgers University (1987-1989) and holds a B.A. from Skidmore College.”

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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