JCJC’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society enjoy “Intuitive Eating” lesson

Written By: Teresa Martin
Email Address: teresa.martin@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2012-11-12 14:39:44

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society members heard how “Intuitive Eating” can assist with weight loss. They plan to arm themselves with lots of information regarding nutrition to help the campus reach the honor society’s Honors in Action goal of reducing weight and eating healthier. JCJC alumna and one of the Mississippi Department of Health’s registered dieticians, Lacy Saul explained, “Even though it’s a 44-billion dollar industry, diets don’t work. They fail 95% of the time because losing weight requires a change in how we think or being more ‘intuitive’ about eating. Being mindful of our hunger and full signals will help normalize our relationship with food.”
To be successful in dieting Saul suggested making a commitment to a change, eat what you enjoy, plan and prepare to eat healthy before your busy schedule derails the plan, don’t let negative thoughts about food control how and what is eaten, respect your ‘fullness’ or portion control to discover your satisfaction level and exercise to supplement weight loss progress.
PTK is centering its action plan on the organization’s Honors in Action theme, “The Culture of Competition” and trying to get JCJC students to find healthier ways to live. The group hopes once students and everyone on campus becomes more educated about the health related problems associated with obesity, they will see the importance of eating healthy and losing weight.


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