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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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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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What You Need to Know to Enjoy Holiday Parties Without Gaining Weight

It is holiday party time! What does that bring to mind for you? Lots of fun seeing friends? Neighborhood cookie swaps? Dreading your spouse’s office party? “OMG, how much weight will I gain THIS year?”Holiday

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Why Avoiding Your Problems Causes More Problems

Do you eat when you aren’t hungry to avoid unpleasant emotions? Some of the most common reasons why people eat are to avoid feelings like:1. Frustration2. Boredom3. Fear4. Anxiety5. Loneliness6. Being

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12 Common Excuses for Overeating and Why They’re Lies

How many excuses do you have for eating when you aren’t hungry or have already eaten enough? We all have them. Today, I’m calling you out on yours!I’ve written a lot about how our decision to eat

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Plan Ahead to Prevent Weight Gain this Holiday

Thanksgiving dinner. You know there will tons of food. In past years, maybe you’ve eaten too much. Maybe way too much. This year, you’ve resolved will be different. You are not going to overeat. But

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How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Gaining Weight

It’s November, and that means the holidays are not very far down the road. Thanksgiving. Hanukkah. Christmas. Kwanzaa. Festivus. Whatever you celebrate, it is likely that food is involved. What does

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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 hard work of breaking

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To be a Healthy Weight, Learn How to Listen to Your Body

How do you decide when to eat? By the clock, as in “it’s noon, so it’s lunch time”? When you see food that looks good? How about because you feel the physical sensation of hunger? When we were

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Are You Really Ready To Lose the Weight for Good?

Do you want to lose weight? Do you really want to get down to a weight that is healthy for you? Just how important is this to you? What if you have weight-related health problems like high blood pressure

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