Creative Comfort

Some foods bring back warm memories, soothe our feelings, and boost our mood. Although the specific foods vary from person to person, most of us can think of at least a few comfort foods–ice cream, meatloaf, pizza, or chocolate perhaps. What foods come to mind when you think of comfort foods?

Many foods may have a psychological component from past associations with those foods. Eating foods that remind us of happy times, times we were comforted by another and foods we enjoyed with other people can bring back positive memories and feelings. For example, if you were given chicken noodle soup as a child when you were ill, that food may continue to comfort you as an adult.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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