Monthly Archives: May 2016

The problem with snacking

It’s those mid-day cravings where you want a little something salty or sweet that, ultimately, spills over into unwanted weight gain. Those small serving sizes are never what we actually eat. I bought crackers where the serving size was 5 tiny crackers! Who can stop at five? Back when I was tracking my calories, I […]

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Prevent late-night chow-downs

You want to lose weight so had a good breakfast and ate a small lunch and dinner, but you’re still starving so you eat some chips and then devour have the tub of ice cream. Those cravings feel unavoidable and uncontrollable. To prevent this cycle of binging from reoccurring, add ½ to ¾ cup of […]

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What to use in place of sugar

Since sugar promotes inflammation, I rarely use it, but sometimes a little sweetness is needed in sauces, salad dressings, or to pickle vegetables, so, instead, I use an equal amount of either, honey or maple syrup. I don’t use agave anymore because it’s 90% fructose. Fructose takes scrumptious but it’s more likely to turn those […]

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if going low carb, don’t go high protein…here’s why

If you’re trying a low-carb diet for a few days to lose fat, you may be tempted to also eat a high percentage of calories from protein since we know protein burns more calories in the digestion process. It’s actually advised to do a high-fat, moderate protein diet because too much protein can tax the […]

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My diet is better than yours

Is one diet superior to another? That’s what an 8-episode TV show was trying to find out. The two diets that failed early on were The Wellness Smackdown, a vegan diet, and the Clean Momma Plan. The reason those diets bombed is those two coaches didn’t make their clients do consistent intense exercise for a […]

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