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How Your Diet Can Affect Mood, Cognition, And Sleep

Most of us are aware that what we eat can affect our waistline. But did you know that the foods you eat can also impact your brain, which means they can affect your mood, cognition, and sleep?Think of Your Brain Like an Expensive CarCars need fuel to operate. Some cars do fine no matter what type of gas you put...[ read more ]

What is Your Stomach Telling You? Intuitive Eating Explained.

Hate dieting? Then this may be the best blog post you have ever read!If you’re one of those people who has always had trouble maintaining a healthy weight – you are most likely also one of those people who has tried every diet known to man. And yet, none of those has worked.Maybe none of these diets have worked because...[ read more ]

Parenting in the Age of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are serious psychiatric illness, not unlike anxiety and depression. Individuals who suffer from one of these disorders use food in unhealthy ways to cope with difficult emotions and life situations.Sadly, eating disorders have now become an epidemic in this country. It is estimated that roughly 11 million women and girls struggle with anorexia...[ read more ]

Driving to Weight Loss Success in a Ford Explorer

This is my 2002 Ford Explorer. Having traveled quite a few miles, the paint is chipping, it now squeaks, thuds, locks and unlocks randomly, and sets its own alarm off when the weather turns hot or cold. While I would still love a new car, last year I made a choice to invest in my health first. On September 11th,...[ read more ]

Snack on Spirituality: How Meditation Can Help Kick Your Cravings

It’s 10pm. Do you know where your junk food is?Unfortunately, it’s a bad habit many of us can relate to: that unwanted craving for junk food. Whether it’s a craving for ice cream right after dinner, or a hankering for potato chips while you watch the nightly news, food cravings are a bad habit most of us would like to...[ read more ]

Food is Not a Reward, and 3 Other Food Habits to Avoid

Growing up, how often were you rewarded – or bribed – with food for good behavior?“Clean your room and we’ll go out for ice cream.”“You got an A? Well, that calls for a cookie!”If you’re like most people, food – particularly sweet food – was used as a treat or reward when you behaved well or accomplished something. Maybe it...[ read more ]

4 Ways to Practice Mindful Eating Every Day

Is this a scenario you can relate to?: You sit down in front of the television or computer with a bag of chips or pint of ice cream intending to eat only one serving, but before you even know what’s happened the entire bag or pint is gone. And you have no real recollection of tasting or even enjoying it. You seem...[ read more ]


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