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Have you just had it with diets and the weight loss struggle? Up and down, back and forth, and what are you eating or not eating today? This diet? That plan? And, “ O good grief, I will just have a few doughnuts!”

The Sane Food Solution is a completely different way of looking at food and eating. No matter what your goals are, the Sane Food Solution will help you create a way that works for you long term with food.

Each letter of sane food has its own meaning. S means sustainable. That means you don’t switch on and off from starving to bingeing any longer and your food and meal plan feels more like a sweatshirt than a straitjacket. That means you can maintain this food plan longterm, through your sister’s wedding and your vacation to Disney.

You have heard the word sustainable in other contexts… what does it mean around food? Mr. Google tells me that sustainable means   “able to be maintained at a certain rate or level”. And, Mr. Google says, “avoiding depletion of natural resources”.  That’s what recovery and your food plan need to be. You need to be able to maintain the food plan and the recovery program without undue effort, and you need to be able to continue the rest of your life happily: your work, your family relationships, and your relationship with your self are all affected when you change your food plan, but the Sane Food Solution means that these changes can be maintained by you without exhausting effort.

A food plan that really really works for you also has to be defensible; that means it is able to last for a long time! That means it isn’t some fly by night diet, when you are counting the days till it is over! It needs to be a comfortable, useful way of living and enjoying your life. Yes, there will be a learning phase; yes this will be a big change; but after that period, your food plan and recovery program give you so many benefits that it is worth the work of making the change.

This Sane Food Solution is designed to improve the quality of your life; it implies responsible and proactive decision making that get you to the core of the problems you are having in your life and helps you fix them long term. We will teach you to balance your body’s nutrient needs and your heart’s emotional needs, and help you to handle the nasty little voice in the back of your mind that constantly tells you this is hopeless. Join us on this HEALING JOURNEY!

The next blog posts will explore the meanings of each of the rest of the letters in Sane Food; don’t miss them! And, please send us your questions and comments, this is an active discussion process and I want to hear from you!






  1. Sharon January 9, 2017 at 9:22 am #

    I’m bored with the same foods that work for me. Can you suggest a non binge way to make vegetables taste good? No sugar of any kind no sweetener nothing sweet at all no flour no caffeine. Thank you

  2. Theresa January 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

    Ah yes, vegetables! Eating them twice a day makes your life feel different from a lot of folks’! And we are not taught to make them from childhood; they are not served as treats like other childhood foods. So they may seem threatening or just boring. In this short space, here are a few suggestions:
    1) Learn to choose the ones that are fresh! If the celery is limp or the cauliflower is brown, they will taste awful no matter what you do.
    2)Be adventurous. Try ones you have never tasted.
    3) Try the ones that are grated or sliced or julienned for you; they are easier to cook.
    4) Talk to program friends about the ones they enjoy.
    5)Vary your cooking methods; learn to roast, stir fry, grill and steam instead of boiling.
    6) Try better quality spices. (Penzeys are my favorite) because they have more flavor. Call the office if you want a list of what spices to use with what vegetables, and a few vegetable recipies.
    7) Experiment with vegetable soups, using Natures Promise or another sugar free broth.
    8) Have fun! Make variety a goal.

  3. Mitzi January 30, 2017 at 5:54 pm #

    Hi Sharon,

    Have you tried oven roasting your vegetables? I myself alternate each week between creating a substantial amount of chopped salad and roasting a quantity of vegetables. I use both as needed to fill my vegetable requirements for my food plan quite nicely. You can add many seasonings to the roasted vegetables to make them taste good

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