How do I know if I’ve eaten enough?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Jeannette Bessinger from Balance for Life, LLC talks about how to know if you’ve eaten enough.

    Jeannette Bessinger

    Jeannette Bessinger, Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor and owner of Balance for Life LLC, is a co-author of the upcoming book Whole Life Nutrition A Simple Approach to Nourishing America's Busy Families, and the meal and recipe designer for the Dr. Jonny Bowden’s The Healthiest Meals on Earth 50 Recipes and Why You Should Eat These Foods (release: spring of ’08). A motivational speaker and health/nutrition educator, Jeannette regularly gives talks and classes to businesses, corporations, non–profits, wellness centers, hospitals, colleges and faith–based organizations with an interest in wellness and disease prevention. Jeannette has provided services in health education and prevention for individuals and groups in a wide variety of venues for fifteen years. Her professional specialty is the development and facilitation of unique, effective lifestyle change programs targeting complex health and wellness issues such as obesity, chronic stress, family balance and disease prevention. Creator of the Whole Life Nutrition™ approach to health improvement, she currently runs these successful lifestyle change programs in both hospital and holistic settings. Jeannette acts as a lifestyle health consultant to several public and private groups and coalitions working to improve the health of schools and cities. She was a lead investigator and strategist on a citywide assessment and intervention plan for obesity funded by the RI Department of Health. She also designed and facilitated an obesity prevention program for Head Start with a grant from the American Association of Pediatrics. A graduate among the first class of women at Columbia College, Columbia University, Jeannette has pursued an extensive, multi–modal education in teaching, health and wellness. As a very busy wife and mother of two children, she understands first hand how challenging it can be to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle as a working parent. With a personal history of autoimmune disease and diabetes, she knows how vital it is to put your health first on your priority list. Much of the depth and practical nature of Jeannette's material arises directly from her own efforts to meet the challenges of balancing health, family and a lively career.

    Host: How do I know if I have eaten enough?

    Jeannette Bessinger: Technically it takes about 20 minutes for this, a tidy signal to move from your belly to your brain when you are eating your food. When that signal hits, there are several different things that you can look forward. They are very subtle. The taste of your food will start to diminish a little bit.

    So that you ever notice how the first bite of your food tastes the best, but after you begin to eat the meal a little bit, the sensation will diminish just slightly and that s telling you that you are coming to the point where you might beginning satisfied. There is a gentle pressure sometimes around solar plexus area. Not a huge fullness or you can t bend over and pickup your napkin but it's a polite sensation.