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Guilt-Free (or Low-Guilt) Holiday Treats

The holidays are here, so parties, gatherings, and family traditions of all food-related types will parade around you with delicious aromas, annual meals, and family pressure to eat more. So, how do you continue the moderation of consuming sugary, rich, or full-fat foods without making the unhealthy choice to over-indulge because it is the holidays? Talk to Your Inner-Circle Talk to your inner circle (children and/or partner) about what appropriate portion sizes are for treats...

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6 Tips for How Not to Overeat on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it’s hard not to think about it in terms of indulgence: the food that will grace your table, the naps you can take, or the shopping you can do. Chances are, there will be an excess of appetizers, side dishes, and desserts, in addition to the main course. With so many delicious options, how can you not decide to eat all the food placed in front of you?...

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How to Balance Your Health During the Holiday Season: Part 2 – Smart Eating Habits

Do you feel it in the air? No, we aren’t talking about the crisp autumn breeze, or the smell of leaves burning down the street. No, we mean the indulgent excitement of the oncoming holiday season - not to mention the accompanying stress of busy schedules and endless things to be done. If you are health conscious, you may be worried to some extent on how you’ll make it through the next few months without...

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4 Strategies to Keep Your Healthy Meal Plan on Track

Eating healthy is only a problem when you don’t have the time, right? If only! It’s true that it’s a problem when you don’t have the time, but what makes eating healthier even harder is not making it a habit (whether you have time or not). When we are on the run, in a rush, busy with work, you name it, it’s easy to get lost in the “I’ll just grab what’s quick” trap —...

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How Mood Affects Your Eating Habits

Have you ever noticed that when you are bored, sad, or anxious, you often feel hungry, too?   If you said "yes," then rest assured that you are not in the minority. This is a widespread occurrence with both men and women, and you know what?  It's not a coincidence. In fact, there is a very close connection between appetite and mood.  Need proof?  How many times have you found yourself saying, "I don't feel like...

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