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Breakfasts You Can’t Beat

Whether you’re an early riser or you prefer to sleep in (that’s why the snooze button is there, after all), the first meal of the day is definitely something that can get you up and out of bed. The jury is still out on whether or not breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we can get
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Speaking The Food Language

The pen might be mightier than the sword, but where does that leave the fork?  Words shape our world, and that includes the foods we eat. From the indulgent descriptions in food magazines and blogs to more restrictive verbiage, there are a lot of ways language can influence our eating habits. It’s good to recognize when that language is helpful
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The Up and Up on Dining Out

There’s something about going out to eat that feels special.  Maybe it’s the chance to eat something you don’t normally prepare at home. It could be getting a change of scenery. Or maybe it’s being able to order light and flaky grilled tilapia and not have your kitchen smell like fish for the next few days. Whatever it is, going
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The Stifling Stigma

Weight stigma is a lot of things. It’s the result of putting thinness on a pedestal, and it’s also pervasive in society.  But the worst aspect of it is how it’s become an excuse for some people to be hurtful while genuinely believing that they’re helping. Since weight stigma can be so difficult to deal with, it’s good to have
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Crave Your Nutrients 101

Raise your hand if you’ve ever thought: Why can’t I crave salad? If salad tasted as good as pizza, I would have zero problems getting in my greens. Often, when we experience a craving, it’s usually for foods that we see as comforting or foods that are high in fats and sugars. Chocolate, potato chips, candy, and other foods that
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Getting Over Overeating

Let’s set a scene: It’s evening on Thanksgiving Day. Early evening darkness settles on the world outside, but inside feels warm, bright, and full of love and laughter (and possibly the cheers from the requisite football game on TV). You think about all the delicious foods you ate that day, from the green bean casserole to the pumpkin pie and
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The Power of Yet

There is a lot in our lives that we can’t control. Traffic, rent prices, and searing summer heat are some of the most topical examples at the moment. While we can’t control every aspect of our lives, much of what we can control falls into the bucket of “self-betterment,” like healthy eating, exercising, and living a healthier lifestyle in general.
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Decisions, Decisions

Take a second and think about how many decisions you make per day: What will I wear today? What time should I schedule that meeting? What do I eat for breakfast? Is there time to start a load of laundry before work? Which bill should we pay first? What should I make for dinner? Some decisions are pretty simple while
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Don’t Fear The Burnout

At some point, many of us will be faced with life challenges that take over the way we typically function. Maybe it’s a chronic illness like depression, having a close family member in the hospital for an extended period of time, or burnout from stress.  When these things happen, it can be daunting to even think about what to eat,
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Changing The Narrative on Stress

If you go online and search the term “Stress and weight gain” or any assortment of those words, the results are less than encouraging. More than likely, you’ll find something along the lines of “Chronic stress leads to weight gain, depression, joint pain, etc.” and that’s just the tip of the stressed-out iceberg.  It’s not exactly difficult to find research
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