Foodies are defined as people who:
- Have a refined or ardent interest in food
- Have an enthusiastic interest in the preparation and consumption of good food
When preparing to eat, a foodie makes sure it’s something she really wants to eat. It’s usually high-quality food – very few highly-processed foods prepared quickly meet her standards. And it’s varied. She’s interested in exploring the world of wonderful food.
If it takes time to make a meal or snack, she’ll invest the time. But that doesn’t mean all her meals and snacks take hours in the kitchen. She knows that sometimes a hunk of cheese, slice of great bread, and juicy piece of fresh fruit is all she needs to satisfy her hunger.
As she eats, she savors. Her food has her attention; she enjoys the taste, eating just enough until her hunger subsides. Then she’s done with eating, getting on with other things in life that are important to her. Which may mean shopping for a future meal or something that has nothing at all to do with food. You could also call a foodie a mindful eater.
Becoming an Informed Foodie
Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, is owner and vice president of programming and communications at Green Mountain at Fox Run, a pioneering non-diet healthy weight management retreat exclusively for women. Located in beautiful Vermont, Green Mountain is the perfect place to retreat, relax and renew while developing healthy attitudes about food, your weight and your body. Learn more at www.fitwoman.com, or call 1.800.448.8106 (802.228.8885). For more recipes and our insight on leading a non-diet healthy lifestyle, read our blog A Weight Lifted. You can get Green Mountain’s delicious and nutritious recipes from their new e-cookbook Recipes for Living 2011 Edition Here.