Carbohydrate Cravings: Calming Food Cravings

When we think carbohydrate-rich, we don’t generally think of watermelon, carrots, beets, peaches, cherries, and the like. But according to some popular diet books, those foods are off limits if we want to reach a healthy weight. In truth, however, many of us (specifically the diet traumatized, who may be the greater percentage of people who try these diets) only […] Read more »

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Clean Eating: Just Another Weight-Loss Diet Fad?

A new buzzword in the health industry, clean eating seems to many of us like just another diet that classifies foods as “good” or “bad.” To the diet-weary among us, the words conjure up images of organic carrots, mung beans and plain brown rice. Many of us wonder if it’s just another weight-loss diet fad that will go out of […] Read more »

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Coping with and Managing Food Cravings

Is a morning without orange juice and coffee unthinkable? Can you eat just one cookie, or do they keep calling from the cupboard until they’re all gone? Do you sometimes feel an overwhelming urge to crunch that only chips, not apples, will satisfy? For most of us, forgoing favorite foods at certain times is not only unthinkable, it seems beyond […] Read more »

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Diets Don’t Work: Rediscover the Joy of Eating

Reasons Why Diets Take the Joy Out of Eating Diets don’t work because we: Study the “allowed” foods list. Most of our favorite foods aren’t included. We remove them from our homes. Develop a menu based on the allowed foods, featuring the healthiest choices, even if we hate them. Go shopping, spending extra hours searching for unfamiliar foods and making […] Read more »

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Do Low Carbohydrate Diets Lead to Weight Loss Success?

So your neighbor, office mate, best friend, whoever just lost 10 pounds in only two weeks following the latest in high protein lowcarbohydrate diets. And now you’re thinking you should give it a go — have even started the search for high protein low carbohydrate recipes? True, high protein low carb diets seem to be leading many people to weight loss […] Read more »

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