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what’s normal eating

Sugar-free, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, caffeine-free, fat-free, GMO-free, carb-free, soy-free, salt-free. Those all sound not only fun-free but mental-sanity-free. And sure, there are allergies and intolerances to certain foods. However, eliminating foods to be hip wid it or in hopes to lose weight is harmful. It's also unsustainable. Dieting is one of the top risk factors for… Continue reading what’s normal eating

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body & brain hunger

Body hunger is typical hunger, the kind where your stomach growls. Brain hunger deals with the emotions, like cravings and eating for the experience. Body hunger Body hunger includes stomach growls, headaches, shakiness, lack of concentration, irritability, and nausea. Without a doubt, find food ASAP once one or more of these symptoms start. Keep in… Continue reading body & brain hunger

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if you have to cheat, then break up

It could be a specific diet with laid out meals. Or following a personal ideology of "good" and "bad" foods. Or rigidly counting calories. Or really just any eating plan that controls your food decisions. My guess is day after day of eating only "clean" foods and adhering to strict rules, that diet is going… Continue reading if you have to cheat, then break up

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when I lose 10 pounds, then I will be happy…

When I lose 10 pounds, then I will be happy. When I can fit into a size 2, then I will be more lovable. When I eat fewer calories than I need, then I will finally be worthy. These are all statements that I have believed to be true at one point or another in… Continue reading when I lose 10 pounds, then I will be happy…

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bake-over: how to spruce up a boxed cake mix

My favorite thing to do for my friends' birthdays is to bake them a cake. Selfishly, it gives me an excuse to bake. But I truly love the whole tradition of lighting candles, singing happy birthday, and then cutting into a big cake and passing out all the delicious pieces. Life is busy though and… Continue reading bake-over: how to spruce up a boxed cake mix

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how to eat for the holidays

In case you didn't know -  the holiday season is upon us. Although Thanksgiving has yet to occur, the Christmas decorations are up and the Santa commercials are playing. No complaints here, I absolutely love this time of year. Call me Buddy the Elf, but I  l o v e  this season. I love the traditions,… Continue reading how to eat for the holidays

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beans & greens soup

Maybe it's the Southerner in me, but I love greens. One of my professors has a saying that in order to keep stayin' alive, you need your BeeGee's. Cue the disco party. But for real! Beans and greens are packed with nutrients and are filling for little calories. And they are so inexpensive. You probably already… Continue reading beans & greens soup