Category Archives: Eating and Diet

Don’t Let Holiday Stress Get You Down – Here’s How to Do It

According to the American Psychological Association, 80% of people experience stress during the holidays. Overall, women feel more stressed throughout the holiday season than men. Some of the primary contributors to holiday stress for both genders are a lack of time, a lack of money, and pressure related to giving…

Tips for Managing Diabetes During Thanksgiving and Throughout the Holiday Season

Managing diabetes is a combination of science and art. You’ve got to know the facts, the dos and don’ts, the triggers, the signals, and the corrective steps you can take to regain your balance. Then you’ve got to integrate all that knowledge into your routine, so you can be healthy,…

Why NOT to Diet

For years I over exercised and severely restricted my food intake and I still wasn’t able to lose weight, even maintaining a high weight for a period. All the Doctors, nutritionists, therapists I was seeing at the time repeatedly explained how metabolism works, I still didn’t trust that if I…

Eat This, Not That: Simple (and Delicious) Food Substitutions That We Swear You Won’t Notice

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Your waistband feels a bit more snug than usual. You’re bloated. Sluggish. Distracted. Uninspired. Yes, it’s time start eating healthier and your body is sending you that message, loud and clear. You clear out your cabinets, toss the junk, and hit the grocery store to stock up on “healthy” foods:…

Forget the Fads: How to Make Healthy Eating a Lifelong Habit and Not a Fleeting Trend

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Did you make a resolution to eat healthier this year? Did you clear out your cupboards, tossing the cookies and potato chips, replacing them with wheatgrass and quinoa? Are you low-carbing, intermittent fasting, keto-ing, reduced-fatting, low-sugaring, or otherwise dieting?  Well, stop already! Stop dieting and start making healthy eating a…

5 Strategies to Get up and Go with Better Breakfasts

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Think of your body like a car. Your car won’t get very far if it’s low on fuel, and it certainly wouldn’t run well if you gave it low quality gas that doesn’t include the “ingredients” it needs to work properly. Your body runs the same way. If you don’t…

6 Ways to Make Smart Carb Choices Every Day

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Carbohydrates (carbs) are one of the main types of nutrients in your diet (fats and proteins are others). However, not all carbs are equal when it comes to actually providing nutrition to your body. Simple Carbs vs. Complex Carbs Simple carbs have a simple chemical structure and are called sugars.…

6 Tips to Master Halloween Candy Self-Control

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Halloween is coming, and for most of us, that means indulging in too much candy! Whether it’s sneaking some pieces from the bowl as you hand out candy to excited trick-or-treaters or from your kid’s haul, there is simply too much temptation at this time of year for many of…