I'm always interested in know what habits people who LOVE FOOD (as you clearly do at The Kitchn) have to maintain a healthy weight.
Sent by AnnEditor: Ann, I love this question. To be honest, all of us here at The Kitchn deal with this in different ways, and so I don't want to speak for all of us. I personally feel like I am still working to find a good balance between a life totally steeped in food, and one where I maintain a healthy weight. Lately I have been putting a lot of extra consciousness into portion size — it tends to creep up so easily! I also have been noticing some very public food figures (like Mark Bittman and Alton Brown) putting a renewed focus into losing weight. It seems to be a very timely topic.
It bears repeating, too, that a healthy weight is different for everyone, and maintaining a good weight is something that is so personal. It should be a health issue, and not one of aesthetics or cultural pressure. And yet of course it is. Given that, I just want to open up this discussion up to the readers. When you love food, and cook frequently, what's your approach to both eating in a balanced way and maintaining a weight where you are comfortable?