Thursday, 11 October 2007

What in the world is "eating competence?"

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"Eating competence?" What does that even mean? Well it's a term a nutritionist coined in a study over at Penn State to explain people who know how to eat healthy for their particular bodies and lifestyles. It's about understanding and finding the balance between hunger, appetite, eating enjoyment, and metabolism to maintain a stable weight. Apparently the people who understand this and are "eating competent" have much lower risks of developing heart disease.

Apparently the researchers already developed a tool for measuring how "eating competent" a person is, and they're in the process of creating a specialized curriculum to train people who need help.

I'm sure it will benefit some, but it seems a little gimmicky to me.

Via Cranky Fitness

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