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Like winning the Powerball jackpot, the odds of losing weight overnight and keeping it off are slim (excuse the pun). Instead of expecting miracles, give up a small, unhealthy habit that could make a big impact on your weight long-term. Said again….. Give up something in your diet you won’t notice you’re missing. Maybe that...
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The question I most frequently get asked is: “What do you eat to stay so thin?” My response is typically: “I eat healthy, whole foods and plenty of them. And I don’t deprive myself of dessert.” I’m guessing that answer is a bit vague to a lot of you. However, there’s another important detail worth...
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Unless you need to remove sugar from your diet for health reasons (e.g., diabetes), then learn to cut back without completely cutting it out. Complete deprivation, in my opinion, may later lead to extreme eating. By enjoying something sweet in moderation, you experience pleasure without the guilt, and feel physically better while you’re at it....
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Early last month, my little boy Luke came to me and said, “Mom, I want to eat really healthy. I want to go a whole week without sugar.” Spoken from the mouth of someone who sadly inherited a sweet tooth from yours truly, I was taken aback. Moreover, I couldn’t let him venture into a...
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Ever fear that what you’re doing, eating or even thinking will make you fat? Fear not!  Today I’m going to repudiate the myths about weight gain I most frequently hear or see. In my humble opinion, you won’t get fat if (Fill In the Blank). 1. I don’t do a cardio workout every day. As...
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Though I usually advocate baby steps as a means to adopt a healthier lifestyle, sometimes more drastic measures are required. When serious medical issues afflict us or our children, skipping the chips may not do the trick. I recently interviewed Samantha, mother of two, whose 8-year old child was diagnosed with ADHD. After eighteen months of disillusionment with medication, she...
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I recently read an article entitled “Focus is Great, But Not Without Zoom,” by author Traci Stanard. In the piece, she compares personal fitness to reading a manual – reading the whole darn thing can be intimidating, so it often sits on the shelf unopened. An easier approach, as she suggests, is to read a...
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As a writer, I try to practice what I preach. After all, how much good would it be to dole out advice if I didn’t live by my words? But I am human, and I goof up. Pretty much every day. And last week I got caught. When I was having lunch with a publisher,...
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The USDA recommends that we eat less by avoiding oversized meals. I couldn’t agree more, especially in a culture of all things supersized. However, as I mentioned in a blog post last week about my health calendar experiment, I find that eating more meals, as opposed to fewer of them, helps maintain body weight and...
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I was on vacation last week in the South, specifically Wilmington, NC. It never fails – after a week-long visit – I feel like I have gained ten pounds. Between biscuits and sauces and desserts, I eat more rich foods than my body is accustomed. So my intention today was to write a third post in...
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