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crispy baked tofu with shredded veggie quinoa.

I read a great article this week from Summer Tomato on finding your ideal weight. It’s something that I – and I think most people I know – think about a lot.  Despite being on this crazy food-body-health journey for

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simple sugar-free cooking (the best cookbook I’ve found yet).

Over a year and a half ago, a health coaching colleague recommended I check out the I Quit Sugar program from Sarah Wilson. Like Sarah, I was a sugar addict. Like Sarah, I didn’t look like a sugar addict. I

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my favorite tips for eating less (which really means eating more).

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been plowing through an incredible book called Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting by Darya Rose. “Foodist” is a term Dr. Rose uses to describe a certain kind

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Why I’m adding things for Lent instead of giving them up.

I have a great friend who serves as my accountability buddy for a lot of lifestyle-related things – we often text to share successes and plans for the day, such as “Here are my meals laid out for the day

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‘i quit sugar’ check-in: it’s been 14 months!

 I had a little reality check moment with myself the other day: I’ve been off sugar for 14 months. Since before two Christmases ago. What began as an 8-week experiment with Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar has become a permanent fixture

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the food-as-reward conundrum.

How we think about food starts at a very young age. When we reward behavior with food – any food – we teach kids to eat for the wrong reasons, at the wrong times, and in the wrong amounts.  And

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new year’s resolutions 2.0

I took a little survey of some colleagues and acquaintances recently about New Year Resolutions, specifically asking what – if anything – everyone intended to do in the coming year. There were the obligatory “eat better” and “go to the

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facing cravings head-on.

{getting a little personal. can you relate to any of this?} Cravings. Whoa. I have been having a really tough time with this lately. Mine are particularly for carbohydrates; not for candy or chocolate, but for foods as specific as

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the uncontrollable urge to eat.

Have you made a list of foods you can’t eat because you feel you won’t be able to stop?   Have you removed whole food groups from your diet in an attempt to find some sense of control?   Do

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choose your reason. choose to change.

[I first published this post on A More Perfect Union, an uplifting blog belonging to the fabulous Hope Mirlis — check out her gratitudes and musings over at perfectunionny.blogspot.com] There are countless factors in play when it comes to how we

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eating emotions [why we eat].

Food can be nourishment.It can be fuel.It can be the power source for our day. It can also be celebration. Escape. Distraction. Amusement. Consolation. Why we eat and when we do is often rooted in patterns we can’t remember forming.

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habits holding you back? yeah, me too.

Late-night snacking. Hitting snooze. Fixating on the negative. Our habits are often things we don’t realize are prominent in our life until someone else points them out to us. And it’s not until we take stock of how much time,

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