Parenting and Nutrition: I hate being the bad guy, Part 2

So I observe that even very overweight, ill people who overindulge, still pass up lots of junk food! You could have a year or two of depression where you ate everything in sight, and then, because it takes shockingly few calories to sustain fat cells, bam, you’re seriously overweight. And you could be more vigilant…

“After I eat chocolate cake, I want to die”

I got this email from my friend Matthew: He had just read this quote: “When I eat chocolate cake, 20 minutes later I’m under my desk wanting to die, When I eat broccoli, in 20 minutes I feel good. But given the choice I always eat the cake.” Matthew asks: “Why do people choose the…

What do you eat in a day?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: What do you eat in a day? Please tell me in detail. Answer: We get this question constantly, and actually, I’ve written on that topic four times. For your convenience, here they are: http://greensmoothiegirl.com/2008/10/07/more-food-logs-a-really-busy-day-and-a-weekend-day/ http://greensmoothiegirl.com/2008/09/19/another-daily-food-log-from-a-plant-eater/ http://greensmoothiegirl.com/2008/09/15/what-did-you-make-when-did-you-eat-it-and-where/ http://greensmoothiegirl.com/2008/02/17/a-day-in-the-life/  

Are “eating healthy” and “obsessed” synonymous? Part 3 of 3

If you feel you are annoying your family, go ahead and transfer their feelings to me if you want! If it helps you, you can say, “Green Smoothie Girl says my ‘obsession’ is normal and that it’s just a phase. She had that phase, too. The only way through it is THROUGH it! Now she’s…

Are “eating healthy” and “obsessed” synonymous? Part 2 of 3

Regarding faux diagnoses: I’m always frustrated when someone wants to create a pathology out of something healthy, as with this “orthorexia” thing that a number of readers wrote us about. Fact is, before we had artificially-colored Cheez Whiz and a few generations of exposure to it, that kind of “food” would have been shunned. If…