August 18th

theresa albert - my friend in food


Love the Skin You Are IN!


There isn’t a “one size fits all solution.”  What may work for one person may not work for another. What’s important is to work through barriers to changing some life style habits that can lead to negative health consequences. Think about taking a proactive, preventative, wellness approach.

So many young girls and women feel the peer pressure to look perfect and it’s tough when you’re not cut out of that same mould.  It helps to focus on positive, healthy lifestyle habits and not on weight loss.

Self nourishment might be a notion to replace the emphasis that is often placed on weight loss.  Try making a list of all the things that can nourish you other than food.  Food provides comfort, but so many other things in life can also provide comfort.   In other words, you don’t have to wait to be thin to find happiness!

Here are some things that you can choose to see just as nourishing as food:

  • A warm hug from a child
  • soft, furry cuddle with a pet
  • success or recognition at work
  • Morning sun on your face

All of these things might provide sustenance and make us feel pleasure and joy.  The trick is to allow the pleasure of these types of things in as deeply as you would food.

What nourishes you enough to begin to make other changes?

Theresa Albert

Theresa Albert

I love food, try to watch my weight, know more than I want to about healthy living (sometimes I wish I knew less so I wouldn’t feel so guilty when I stumble), am a daughter, sister, friend, mom and wife who worries and scurries the meals onto the table. It is for all these reasons that I completed my nutrition, RNCP designation, wrote my book, hosted my Food Network show, consult with food companies to urge them to get it right (or at least better), constantly write about it, research it, all of this so I can cut through the nutrition and food “news” clutter. Happy to share with friends!


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