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Stuck? Motivation vs. Conscious Decision

  (From Office Space, one of the funniest movies ever)  🙂         I find the topic of motivation fascinating.  Motivation, or lack thereof, comes up a lot in nutrition counseling sessions.  “I know what I need to … Continue reading

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Adventures in Chicken Livers and Squid

Do you eat the same foods over and over, day in and day out?  Try something new! Incorporating new foods into your diet once in a while can be a good habit for your health.  If each food has it’s … Continue reading

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Greenpeace Ranks 14 Brands of Tuna

          Do you ever think about how your tuna was caught when you purchase cans of tuna fish  in the grocery store?  We’ve all heard about the dolphin by-catch issue and now many tuna companies boast … Continue reading

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Listening to Your Body (Intuitive Eating)

Have you ever forced yourself to eat something because it was part of your “meal plan” or because you thought it was healthy or low in calories or fat? What happens?  You don’t feel satisfied and you sense something is … Continue reading

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Weight Loss: It’s Not About a “Diet”

Weight loss.  It’s the number one response I hear when I ask “What are you hoping to get out of our visits together?”   It’s a fine goal, however if you associate losing weight with going on a diet, it’s not … Continue reading

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4 Things to Consider for your “Real Food” Meal

I’m hearing that many of you are plagued with the age-old question of “What’s for dinner?”  The answer can be so easy and so simple; don’t let your mind try to complicate what a meal should be.  You don’t have … Continue reading

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What Message Is Your Weight Trying to Tell You? (Plus a Spring Garden Update)

Just yesterday I was inspired by a post I read by Marc from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating called A New Way to Lose Weight:  Listen to It.  I find the concept quite interesting and wanted to share … Continue reading

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You Need Less Than You Think You Need

Do you struggle with portion control?  You’re not alone if you do.  I read a recent research study that reminded me about a little strategy that could help…

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Food Should Not Come in Packages

“Food really shouldn’t come in packages”– I say this a lot and I never tire of seeing the smile that usually cracks from the person I’m talking to.   I think deep down most people know this is true.  Food … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Food Cravings

I hear cries for help dealing with food cravings all the time… anything from “I CRAVE potato chips” to “I CRAVE chocolate chip cookies” to “I CRAVE ice cream.”  These are common frustrations and if you find yourself feeling out … Continue reading

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