Consider This Before Doing a 6-Week Challenge

Six-week challenges seem to be all the rage these days. Many fitness centres and weight-loss supplement companies offer specials to sign up and rewards for the “winners”. As there are some short-term benefits in participating in 6-week challenges they don’t always provide long-term solutions to creating a healthy lifestyle. Here are some reasons why we […]

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NOOOO! Left-Over Halloween Candy!

Is there anything scarier than seeing a big candy bowl of mini chocolate bars left over from Halloween on your kitchen counter? It seems to be staring back at you, taunting you, haunting you. EEEAAT MEEEE! As if you hadn’t already gorged on 10 or 11 of them Halloween night. Actually if you want to be truthful […]

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Eating Addictive? Depends On The Food

I don’t claim to be a scientist but I feel I know enough about food addiction and emotional-eating that I am going to challenge the recent article in The Guardian, “Eating, Not Sugar, is Addictive” as only being half right. The article which outlines the results of a study about overeating is suggesting that it is […]

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3 Ways Free Food Comes With A Cost

I travel a lot. In fact, I seem to be living out of a suitcase at least one day a week. My road trips involve staying in many different hotels. Fortunately with all my camping-away-from-home experience I have a fairly good system in place when it comes to maintaining a healthy eating schedule. Breakfast for […]

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Promoting Fat-Shaming and Body-Shaming is Not Cool

Standing in the slow-moving grocery line, I began scanning the magazine rack looking to pick one up and leaf through it while I wait. The selection was mostly tabloid and fashion magazines but they all had a common denominator, either applauding or shaming someone’s body. The articles that were also displayed on the cover used […]

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One Food Marketing Ploy That Cons Us

  There is no question: we are becoming more interested in what we are eating and starting to look for healthier, low-calorie foods with natural ingredients. With the rise of chronic diseases and obesity rates we are starting to acknowledge that what we eat may be contributing to our declining health, and seeking out foods […]

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Starving Myself For Self-Esteem

“If only I were skinnier I would be happier.” How many times have you silently said these words in your head? Maybe you aren’t even discrete about your wish to be skinnier but verbalize this loudly and often. Would you believe the majority of people on this planet have had this thought flash through their […]

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