I’m looking forward to my upcoming workshops in Atlanta at the end of this week. I will be speaking at a runners’ clinic at Phidippides Running Store on Thursday Dec 2nd, and then on Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, I be leading a Nutrition & Exercise Workshop for health professionals who need CEUs. Serious athletes who want to learn more about sports nutrition are also welcome to attend.
I’m always impressed by the folks who come to nutrition workshops. They have good questions and care about what they eat. We all have a good time and I love learning from the participants. I’ve picked up interesting tidbits at clinics …. Like beef jerky tastes really good during ultra-runs, as does nibbling on a boullion cube.
If you live in Atlanta and are able to come to either event, I’ll look forward to meeting you. And if you want to buy a copy of my Sports Nutrition Guidebook for a gift for yourself or your friend, I’ll be glad to personally autograph it!
All too often, my clients report “I don’t keep cookies in my house. If cookies are there, I end up eating the whole package. It’s easier to not have them around...”
While that may seem a wise solution to the eating-too-many-cookies problem, depriving yourself of cookies tends to backfire. That is, when the opportunity arises for you to eat cookies, you likely end up eating the whole plate because this is your “last chance” to ever eat a cookie. “Last chance eating” leads to food binges, weight gain and feelings of being powerless over food.
An alternative to staying away from cookies is to eat cookies every day, at every meal. This will take the power away from them. Think about it. Do apples have power over you? Doubtful. That’s because you can eat an apple whenever you want. So why do cookies have power over you? Because you deny yourself the privilege of enjoying cookies from time to time. After three days of cookies-at-every-meal, they will likely lose their power.
If you liked cookies as a kid and like them now, you will undoubtedly like them in the future. How about trying to make peace with cookies?