No, this is not my child - but this little cutie illustrates an important point. Food is used in celebratory ways the world over, and we learn this at a very young age. And so we eat to be sociable (birthdays, weddings). We also eat when we're not paying attention (popcorn at the movies). Sometimes we eat when we're thirsty. Other times we eat when stressed or bored (you know, desserts spelled backwards...). And don't even get me going on the "clean plate club!"
Here's some simple, practical advice from the American Dietetic Association for evaluating hunger:
Eatright.org has short, informative videos on a variety of nutrition topics...breakfast tips, healthy snacks, even men's health. Check it out at:
PS - I lost one pound this week!