Emotions and Food Rewards

Who can relate that when we do/accomplish something stressful or uncomfortable we get a food reward? This is something I’ve worked on for a long time in myself. Recently, I had a stressful doctors appointment. When I was finally out of the office, I ran an errand and saw a bagel shop. Immediately, I thought “I deserve a bagel after all that”. Now the bagel was NOT the issue, it was that I was...
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What’s the story with sugar?

  I’ve got the Archie’s song, “Sugar, Sugar”, stuck in my head! There is a lot of talk about how it is important to eliminate sugar from your diet. Bottomline, we eat a lot of sugar and we need to reduce that amount.   According to the American Heart Association: “American adults consume an average of 77 grams of sugar per day, more than 3 times the recommended amount for women. This...
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Diet vs. Healthy Lifestyle..what’s the difference?

What is the difference between a “diet” and a “healthy lifestyle”?   As we approach the New Year, many people will be trying to shed quarantine pounds and Holiday pounds. With so many tools and weight loss programs out there, what is the best approach? A fad diet or a healthy lifestyle?   Fad diets, like Keto or Atkins, are popular quick fixes. A fad diet is meant to cause rapid weight...
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Welcome Thanksgiving with a Plan

Thanksgiving is probably one of our biggest food Holidays. The meal can take days to prepare and while we think it’s only one meal- many times it can go on all weekend (thinking leftovers, other celebrations). It also represents the beginning of the Holiday season and an excuse to the “throw in the towel” for the rest of the year mindset. But it doesn’t have to be. How do you stick with your...
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Why “Welcome”?


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