It’s the time of year when those New Year’s Resolutions are getting more difficult to keep, and the winter weather isn’t making it any easier. You probably had a lot of enthusiasm for the first few weeks—you learned some h... Read more
Eating is more than something we do to nourish our bodies with vital nutrients. It's also an activity we do out of habit, like nail biting, hair twirling, or finger tapping. And sometimes, we habitually turn to food in response to certain emotion... Read more
Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
What is the single, most common problem that most dieters face when trying to lose weight? Will power? Nah. Temptation? Sometimes. Emotional eating? Bingo! That’s why it takes so much more than good intentions and information about nutrition an... Read more
HEADLINE: Emotional Eating is a Problem
Your reaction: Tell me something I don’t know…
By now, you likely know what emotional eating is. You probably realize that emotions cause 75% of overeating. You're a... Read more
Day 1 for me starting to work out and eat better...ahhh 4 years later and I am far from the once athletic healthy body I used to have. Unrecognizable...186 pounds and I finally stand my ground to only see that number drop..wish me luck! TY... Read more
I just ate half a Mediterranean chicken salad from Champs. It was about 275 calories and sooooo good. It has kale and quinoa on it and olives, cucumbers and tomato's. Never had kale or quinoa, and not sure if it mattered that they were part of it.... Read more
Next time you crave something, stop and ask yourself: Is it real hunger or is it emotional hunger?? If you haven't eaten in 3 or 4 hours, it's probably hunger, but if you are stressed, upset, even happy about something--it's probably emotional hunger... Read more
Make sure that you do not keep 'trigger foods' (foods that you can't stop eating once you start, usually due to some emotional upheaval). I used to allow myself graham crackers as a healthy snack (portion control). BUT, I found I would overeat them... Read more
Last summer, blogger Beth Donovan and I worked on a project that's one of my passions: proving that healthy eating is easy and affordable at any budget. Together, we created this illustrated blog post: $20 Food Showdown: Fast Food vs. Healthy Foo... Read more
One of the 7 Secrets to a Strong Start is to focus on developing healthy habits, not losing weight. One habit that many people struggle with is mindless eating. The 10 Steps to Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle Mind Over Body plan can help you with t... Read more
Great reminder for me this week! My husband and I both ignored the digital devices as it recommends starting last weekend. Only phone calls. We had a fire in the chimena every night that weekend, some good neighbors and friends stopped by just becaus... Read more
"The moment you are ready to quit is usually the moment when the miracle happens"
I read this today in a spark blog and it made me think. Do I consider weight loss a miracle?
Responsibility and consistency you would think would make weig... Read more
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