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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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the greatest chocolate chip cookie you’ll ever have

Yup, you read that right. This cookie (and its dough, if you're a daredevil like me and risk the salmonella) is guaranteed to rock your world. It's my tried and true, my favorite, and my formerly secretive recipe. It's my recipe my dad asks me NOT to make so he doesn't feel compelled to eat all two dozen.… Continue reading the greatest chocolate chip cookie you’ll ever have

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how to get back on track

It's Monday. Maybe this past weekend you "let yourself go" or you "cheated" a lot and now you're wanting to get back on track. First of all, I am all for fresh starts. They can be so refreshing and exciting! But I think it's important to point out that a healthy eating pattern shouldn't cause… Continue reading how to get back on track

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cheesy pesto pasta

I am not a big fan of Mondays. But I am a big fan of 10-minute dinners...especially on Mondays. Every Monday, I try to eat meatless. Mostly because I am a sucker for alliteration #MeatlessMonday. But going without meat on Mondays has other benefits too. First of all, plant sources of protein are usually less… Continue reading cheesy pesto pasta

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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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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