Thousands of Americans started a new “diet” on January 1 as part of a New Year’s resolution, and by late January, more than 50% of these “diets” have gone by the wayside. WHY Don’t Diets Work??? “Diets” make us think of restricting, of bars and shakes that taste horrible, and of never having pleasure around…

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Are you FEARING the upcoming 3 weeks, with the Holiday office party, the annual cookie exchange, an early Christmas get together at Aunt Dorothy’s, an all-day feast on Christmas day, etc.? You’ve worked so hard all year to maintain your weight and keep your blood sugar balanced, but you know that the upcoming events will…

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Why eat for Fall? Have you ever heard about Eating Seasonally? Why do we do it? Why SHOULD we do it? Think back to when we used to be hunter-gatherers, thousands of years ago. Our prehistoric ancestors didn’t have the technology we have today, which allows us to ship fruits and veggies all over the globe. They had…

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A popular fast food chain offers its “Value meals” at a remarkably low price. And grocery stores often advertise various packaged and processed food items at a huge discount. So it oftentimes seems that the healthier foods such as fruit, veggies and chicken breast are way more expensive. BUT, truthfully, it all depends on how…

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Do you rely on Starbucks and energy drinks to get you through the day? Do you oftentimes feel that you haven’t had enough sleep? There are many causes of fatigue, some more serious and complicated than others. If you’ve had fatigue for more than 2–3 weeks, and 8 hours of sleep at night doesn’t seem…

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I was very dismayed awhile back when I read the label of a poppyseed dressing which I had recently purchased to make a pasta salad for a special occasion. Guess the #1 ingredient–high fructose corn syrup! I was embarrassed to discover that I had unknowingly served a nasty food-like substance to my guests. High fructose…

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Are you experiencing the post-Holiday blues? Feeling more fatigued than usual? Although it’s somewhat normal to feel a bit more sluggish at this time of the year (part of our mammalian brain just wants to hibernate and wake up in the Spring), another source to consider is vitamin D deficiency. According to a recent report…

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Is it possible that you’re killing yourself with your fork? I mean that figuratively, not literally of course! On a recent visit to Chicago, I was totally disgusted by the food-like products (I’m not even sure that I would classify them as food) that were offered at the hotel’s FREE continental breakfast. They did have…

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The Farmers’ Markets are brimming with delicious local produce this month. But do you know which foods are the most important to eat organic, and which foods are considered to be “clean” (minimal pesticides)? Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes its list of the Dirty Dozen, foods such as apples and strawberries that…

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Real sugar or artificially sweetened–what’s better? With hot summer weather now here, many of us are reaching for cool refreshing drinks, and this raises a common controversy about choosing sweetened drinks, such as Coke, Pepsi and lemonade, or artificially sweetened beverages such as Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi. Many of us probably remember the research…

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