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Eating More Often? You're Not Alone; Here's Why

Uncategorized Dec 02, 2022
 

Eating Food in Response to Mood is Normal

You're not alone during the winter and holiday season if you eat more often. That's because most people unknowingly eat in response to stress, loneliness, and boredom. And we also eat for celebration and connection with friends and family. That's why we all associate food with tradition and memories too.

Why Food?

Our connection to food is not only hard-wired to our survival; it's also connected to our feelings and emotions. Food is our biological...

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3 Simple Ways to Boost Metabolism

Your body wants to maintain a steady weight with reliable metabolic function and relies on the right balance of energy and nutrients. So, if you need a healthy pivot after the holiday, focus on these top three levers to help boost your metabolism. 

#1 Fiber

Find fiber first in every meal and make it the foundation, not the optional side dish. The metabolism's hormonal infrastructure relies on fiber from natural foods to maintain digestive health. To learn more, listen to my podcast...

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6 Steps to Enjoy Thanksgiving 

Thanksgiving is a holiday feast I look forward to every year! And just like any special event or vacation, these six steps help ensure I'm well-prepared to enjoy every moment!

 #1 Plan Beyond Thanksgiving

This Sunday, November 20th, I will shop for the Thanksgiving meal, and most importantly, I will shop for the weekend after Thanksgiving. I buy and prep the freezer-friendly, healthy meals I want on hand the weekend after the holiday feast. When I put effort into planning and preparing...

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4 Essential Holiday & Everyday Kitchen Tools

If it's in my kitchen, it needs to be functional year-round, not just something I use for a holiday. After I used each of these tools, I wondered how I survived without them! These are my must-have kitchen tools, and I'm confident you'll love them too!

#1 Poultry Sheers are best for spatchcocking or cutting the backbone out of the raw bird before roasting. I use mine for both chicken and turkey. They are spring-loaded, which means they're more powerful than ordinary scissors,...

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How to Protect Healthy Habits After a Time Change

"Fall back" is how I remember this seasonal time change to set my clocks back. And if I'm not mindful of healthy habits and routines, it's easy to fall back into unhealthy patterns. That's because, in addition to the days getting shorter and shorter. The brain reacts to the lack of sunlight and works to adjust its natural clock too. 

The brain wants to hibernate, urging me to stay in bed longer or get inside and stay inside earlier in the evening. It's the internal clock we all have...

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How to Avoid the Halloween Candy Binge

Holidays will always bring seasonal decor and treats into the house.

I used to dread this time of year. I was working on getting healthy and wanted to lose weight, but all the candy created an overwhelming temptation that would eventually cause me to lose control.

But then I learned the truth about sugar, and it revealed that cravings are a normal reaction to the stimulation from the sweet substances that trigger binging and cravings.

These five tips are simple and easy ways to maintain...

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My Favorite Chocolates

 

The Best is Made from Less

Chocolate isn't a healthy food, but it should be real food made from natural ingredients; with no chemicals, imitations, or artificial substitutes.

Look for the fewest ingredients. The essential components of a chocolate bar are cacao, sugar, cacao butter, and salt. If the chocolate is flavored, expect additional ingredients. Watch the video above for more tips!

Expect to Pay More

Real-quality ingredients will cost more than the more commonly known big brands at the...

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New Technology Revolutionized Denim Jeans & Sizes!

Don’t wait to lose weight, you can buy the latest denim now, and it will always fit!

There’s a new technology in denim that will shrink to fit even if your size fluctuates. These jeans will shrink as you slim down or stretch to fit as you expand; as many as three to five waist sizes

New ultra-stretch denim debuted late last year. With 90% elasticity, it provides comfort and still manages to look like traditional blue-jean. Manufacturers know jeans need to be both...

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5 Tips to a Fantastic Fall!

48 Days Until Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving feels like the final fall deadline because that's when the season gets cut short by the rapid creep of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and more these seasonal celebrations are so much fun, but it's also why it's easy to feel like Fall just flew-by! So these tips are great reminders, so you don't miss out on all things Fall! 

1. Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Haunted House, or Fall Festival

Keep your metabolism healthy with activities that keep you...

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“Limit Sugar-Free," says WHO

"No Calories, No Consequence" is Not True.

The World Health Organization made a new recommendation after it received enough information to prove metabolic disruption is correlated to and may also be caused by the following "zero-calorie, sugar-free" substitutes:

Monk Fruit, Stevia, Sucralose, Aspartame, Acesulfame-K, Acesulfame Potassium, Ace-K, Equal®, SPLENDA®, neotame, saccharin, Monk Fruit In The Raw®, Lakanto®, SweetLeaf® and Whole Earth®, Truvia®, Pure...

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