All posts by Shari Broder

Chocolate Granola Clusters

I love the way my house smells when I'm making granola. I've tried a million different ways to make it, and nothing beats this one. I still toy with it a little each time, sometimes adding cardamom, cinnamon

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What Do You Make the Number on the Scale Mean?

I got on the scale this morning, and it read 16 pounds more than it did two days ago.  WHAT? Did I panic? Nope. I knew there was no way I had gained 16 pounds in two days. In fact,

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Six Strategies for Saying No to Head Hunger

You just came back from lunch and are full, but someone in your office brought in cupcakes to share. You really want one!You’re sitting at home in the evening after supper, and are tired

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What You Need To Know About Night Eating

One thing many of my clients struggle with is eating at night after they have had dinner. They say things like:  My husband and I watch TV and snack after dinner. I feel mildly hungry

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Halloween Candy and a Mindful Chocolate Exercise

Halloween is coming soon. That made me think about how often people tell me how hard it is to resist the leftover candy. ​That's because of two very unproductive mindsets: the diet mentality and

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Why Overeating is the New Normal and Why It Shouldn’t Be

A few years ago, I stopped overeating. By doing that, I lost around 50 pounds.   I had overeaten for pretty much my entire life until then. I hadn’t even realized I had

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Leafy Greens, Pears and Silica? Why We Should Dump the Term “Clean Eating”

As an American, you would think I would be used to marketers creating new buzz phrases for things that either already exist or are confusing so they can make a buck.

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The Pot of Gold at the End of the Weight Loss Rainbow

Have you ever really thought about why you want to lose weight?Maybe you think it is because you want to look better in clothes, feel sexier, or be healthier. There are many reasons why

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What are Diets and What’s Wrong with Them?

There’s a lot in the news these days about scientific research proving that diets don't work for permanent weight loss. This research confirms what I’ve known for a while because I’ve failed

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Reaching Your Weight Goal—How to Stay on Track

Why can some people lose weight and others can’t? Why do some people who appear to be a healthy weight still have to go on diets all the time to keep their weight down while

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Tortellini Salad with Tomato and Basil Recipe

​This main dish vegetarian salad has been a mainstay in our family for years. We have it for lunch or dinner, cold or at room temperature. I adapted this recipe from Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking

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How To Make Emotional Eating A Thing Of The Past

I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster lately. Lots of highs, lots of lows.Lots of transitions. Lots of stress. Lots of work.Lots of emotions!But here’s the great news. Not once have I felt like

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How Impulsive Foodies Can Lose Weight By Passing the Marshmallow Test

Have you ever heard of the so-called Marshmallow Experiment?It involved a psychologist, Walter Mischel, working with a group of children. He brought each child into a room alone, and gave the child a marshmallow.

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Breakfast Bars

This started out as my attempt to replicate a breakfast bar that is made by East End Cupcakes in Portland, ME. I had to add more of the liquid ingredients to make the bars less crumbly, although they still

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