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What is Your Nutrition Personality?

  It’s been quite a while since I sent out a blog. I have been thinking a lot about you! So, how ARE you doing? Are you keeping up your mental and physical health? I know it’s difficult during a pandemic. But if there’s anything we now know, it’s that we can better weather these kinds of storms when our mind and body are well. Keeping our mind and body well means healthy exercise, getting out in nature, engaging in practices that create a calm and aware mind like yoga and meditation, and fueling our body with necessary and healthy nutrients. I’ve been thinking about my own nutrition, as I definitely have been doing some emotional eating and comfort drinking. […]

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The 5 Easiest Things You Can Do For Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution

I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. Most people make overly challenging resolutions that have not been thought through or planned at all. When they fail after just a few short months, they exclaim sadly “ I give up!- I can never lose weight!” This then lets them off the hook entirely for another full year when….. guess what? It’s New Year’s again! Remember the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Sound familiar? I have NEVER…… let me repeat, NEVER met anyone who has “tried everything” and still can’t lose weight. What this usually means is that they tried some crappy diet or exercise regimen that was just […]

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Random Musings as we approach the New Year

A few things I have been thinking about…. I hate New Year’s resolutions. They are made after a period of overindulgence, overeating and overdrinking. They are often spur of the moment, made without planning or thought. It’s easy to say ” I’ll never have cookies again” when you’ve just had 5 cookies a day for two weeks. Your tank is still full- and it’s hard to imagine it being empty and deprived, so you make the promise. The hard work comes later-three months from now, or sooner, after the honeymoon period, when you survived on willpower alone. So- if you are going to make a resolution- do the real work. The planning, the strategizing, the support systems, all must be in place for when willpower- which has […]

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Instant Gratification: Tiger Woods, The Marshmallow Test and Your Diet

“Instant Gratification”. Whether it’s Tiger Woods and sex, Oprah Winfrey and potato chips, or me and shopping, it’s something that all of us as human beings will struggle with in some way during our lives. The need for “Instant Gratification” is one of the primary reasons that diets fail. First, we are led to believe by the diet /weight loss and supplement industry that “instant” weight loss is possible. “The Hollywood Cleanse – lose up to 30 pounds in 30 days!” “The Belly Blasting Belt- lose 3 inches off your waist in the first week- with no exercise!” This is all crap. It’s one of the biggest reasons I don’t like Biggest Loser. It allows people to fantasize about weight […]

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What have we done to ourselves?

Last week, I took my Mother up to the hospital for some  doctor appointments. While waiting in the lobby and doctor waiting rooms, I had the opportunity to observe customers and patients throughout the hospital. What I saw was very sad. Patients, as well as those accompanying patients,  as well as hospital staff, were overwhelmingly overweight. Some could barely walk due to their obesity. My observations confimed national statistics- 60-70% of Americans  are overweight/obese. Normal weight citizens, or those only slightly overweight, are now the minority.  WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO OURSELVES? We’ve eaten with abandon. We’ve ignored our natural hunger and fullness cues and have no idea of how much food is normal and what types of food best feed […]

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Diets don’t work! They make you fatter

In one of the most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of 31 long term diet research studies, UCLA researchers undenyingly concluded that diets don’t work. While diets may help you lose 5 to 10% of your weight initially, this comprehensive analysis showed that most people gain all of their weight back AND MORE within several years. Furthermore, the UCLA study concluded: Most people would’ve been better off not dieting at all. Their weight would’ve remained the same, and their bodies would not have suffered from the rapid weight loss and weight gain. Although this study paints a terrible picture of dieting, the actual effectiveness of diets is probably much worse, as many of the diet studies examined biased the diets to […]

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Latest Health and Fitness Research Updates

Here are important updates and information which may impact YOUR health: Dr. John Marymont of Baylor University reported that two inch high heels increase the pressure on the ball of the foot by 50%, causing neuromas, hammer toes and bunions, resulting in millions of dollars each year in health care costs. Don’t fool yourself ladies! Not only are high heels the cause of these unattractive and painful conditions, but high heels also can cause knee, ankle and back pain, not to mention increasing our risk for falls and ankle sprains. Is it worth it? Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine examined the role of dieting on bone loss. They found that participants who lost weight by diet alone also […]

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