Afternoon Snacking: 21 Alternatives When You Aren’t Hungry

For the past two weeks, I’ve led participants in my Facebook group, Ditch the Diet Tribe, in a Freedom from Emotional Eating Challenge.  They are a great group of people doing the

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How to Manage 3 Common Social Eating Situations

Do you eat differently when you’re with other people than you do when you’re alone?If you’re like most people, you probably do!Social eating situations raise a host of issues for us.Here are three

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Bad Diet Advice and What You Should Do Instead

Despite about 1/3 of Americans being overweight, there’s no shortage of diet advice available, especially on the Internet. Some of it is completely outrageous. Some of it is just plain bad.On Pinterest,

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Two Great Benefits of Not Overeating Beyond Losing Weight

I’ve said it many times. The reason people are overweight is simple: they eat more food than their bodies need.Our bodies have an amazing ability to tell us precisely how much food we need to be our

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3 Things Professional Foodies Do to Stay Trim

As I was baking a chocolate torte from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table, I glanced at her picture on the jacket. This author of Dorie’s Cookies, Baking Chez Moi and other wonderful cookbooks

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The Only Real Failure is Quitting

How many times have you started a diet? How many times have you quit before you reached your goal?People who go on diets deprive themselves. They eat too few calories. They cut out foods they love. Maybe

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How Long Does It Take to Break a Habit?

How long do you think it takes to break a habit? Three weeks? Forty-one days? Three months? Six months?I’ve read lots of different numbers. In my experience, there is no hard and fast rule. It depends

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The One Thing You Must Do to Permanently Lose Weight

If you could do just one thing to lose weight and keep it off, would you do it?What if I told you that you wouldn’t have to give up carbs? Or sugar! You wouldn’t have to follow a diet, or count calories,

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Bliss Bites or Whatever You Want to Call ’em

If you hang out on Pinterest even a little bit or visit health websites, you're bound to come across recipes for Bliss Bites. Some people call them Bliss Balls, but there's a little too much double entendre

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How to Not Eat Like One of Pavlov’s Dogs

How can you use your amazing brain to help you lose weight?  Earlier this month, I posted about the evolution of the human brain, how our brain has changed since the days of our foraging ancestors

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Time to Stop Eating Like You’re on the Savannah!

By Eric Bryant & Shari BroderHave you wondered just how paleolithic the “Paleo Diet” really is, and what does it have to do with the way we eat today?There is a lot of debate nowadays about the

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To Really Lose Weight in 2017, Do These 10 Things

Resolving to lose weight in the New Year was the second most common resolution in 2015, with “stay fit and healthy” topping the list.Yet sadly, most people don’t make it through the month of January

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What It Really Means When You Think You’re Too Busy to Lose Weight

How many times have you said to yourself or others something like, “I want to lose weight, but I just don’t have time right now!” or “I’m too busy to lose weight!”I’ve heard it many times

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Chocolate Nut Cookies

This recipe is adapted from Claire Ptak’s The Violet Bakery Cookbook. It is a wonderful cookbook containing sweets and savories, many of which are made with whole-grain and less commonly used

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