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News You Can Use-Week of November 24th-30th

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 November 24th-30th!”

How To Avoid A Thanksgiving Day Meltdown

The season of food-centered parties and gift-giving starts with a bang with Thanksgiving dinner. The annual meal comes with high expectations, as relatives and friends anticipate a multi-course feast. LEARN MORE

Food Addiction: Retraining Your Brain To Eat Healthy

Why are so many of us hopelessly addicted to fatty and sugary foods that we know are bad for us? Why do we never get the same cravings for fruit, vegetables or brown rice that we do for chocolate, crisps and chips? LEARN MORE

Surviving Thanksgiving

Each year, as the holidays approach, we go into a panic. How will I survive Thanksgiving?  There is the thought of spending time with family, the pressure of creating a perfect holiday meal, and the guilt over the 51 million turkeys that will sacrifice their lives for the occasion. But amidst all of these other pressing concerns, there is one that stands out above the rest in the national panic: How will I stick to my diet? My advice is simple. Don’t. LEARN MORE

Adolescent Girls and ‘Not-Quite’ Eating Disorders

These girls, aged 12 to 15, never crossed the line into fulleating disorders. In fact, they became healthy young women with normal-enough eating. Siena switched from a vegetarian diet to a gluten-free one, to one that involved lots of raw vegetables. Bella rarely ate much in front of her friends, though her weight tended to run a little higher than one might expect. Meagan dieted on and off, though never with much persistence. Caroline obsessed about being “fat” so often that her friends began to eye-roll.Kendra went through a phase of only eating “healthy” foods, fearing sweets and junk. LEARN MORE

Trust  Yourself

You know if what you’re doing or what you’re thinking is good for you or bad for you. It’s up to you to point yourself in the right direction. To do that, you have to place a tremendous amount of trust in yourself. If, in the past, you’ve tried to develop a healthier relationship with food and failed, it might be difficult for you to trust that you will make better choices and succeed this time. 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!

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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.

Smashed Potatoes

Photo used under a Creative Commons license, by mindwhisperings

Smashed Potatoes

2 lbs small organic red-skinned potatoes, cleaned
1/2 c  coconut oil
1/2 c whole fat grass-fed organic milk
1/2 c grated fresh parmesan
4 tbsp of horseradish
salt, pepper, garlic salt, bourbon smoked paprika to taste
parsley (optional, for garnish)

Boil potatoes until fork-tender. Set aside.
Mix remaining ingredients in a sauce pan, heat until warm.
In a large mixing bowl, combine potatoes and warm ingredients.
Beat until just mixed.
Garnish with parsley and serve!

Serves 12.

Nutrition Info: 170 calories, 11 g fat, 4 g protein, 15 g carbs

The Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: Thanksgiving + An Intro to Food Addiction

GMOs, Eating Disorders, ObesityIn this weeks episode we talked about Food Addiction, we also had a special segment where we talked about how to eat healthier on Thanksgiving.

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In this episode we covered:

0:00 – Introduction
5:15 – How much weight do we gain over the holidays?
6:30 – What is the real cause of “food coma”?
7:35 – Comparison of the Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner versus a “Clean” Thanksgiving Dinner (Part I)
12:47 – Caller Question – What is the Difference Between Food Cravings and Food Addiction?
23:30 – Comparison of the Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner versus a “Clean” Thanksgiving Dinner (Part II)
38:18 – Food Addiction – What is Addiction?
39:45 – Caller Question – Can you talk a bit more about spiritual addiction?
41:25 – Caller Question – How does Passive-Aggressive Behavior Relate to Food Addiction?
43:40 – Caller Question – How do you define passive-aggressive behavior? What kinds of things lead to passive-aggressive behavior?
48:05 – Characteristics of Addiction
53:18 – Food Addiction and Bulimarexia
55:56 – Food Addiction and Diabulimia

Links we discussed:

A Healthier Pumpkin Pie
Healthified Corn Bread Stuffing
Grassfed Whipped Cream
Grassfed, Organic Egg Nog
Smashed Potatoes

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