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Wellness Wednesday: Nutrition Tips for the Holidays

Major holiday time is approaching quickly. Many families will enjoy each other's company with celebrations that include lots of food and drinks. It's no wonder that we tend to over indulge and even gain a few pounds.

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From Ice Cream to Green Beans and Brussels Sprouts!

Last week I had green beans for an evening snack; last night I had Brussels sprouts. I chuckled as I thought about a typical evening snack in the 80’s and 90’s - a bowl of ice cream, sometimes with various incredibly rich toppings.

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Fortunate Friday: Knowledge

Have you ever dined out and had the server plop a plate of food down in front of you that could feed a football team? We are constantly bombarded with food portions that are WAY out of line with those that we should be eating. The key here is knowledge.

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Diet Stress or Stressful Diet?

Without question, our enjoyment - if not our whole world - as one would say, revolves around what we eat or our decision and anticipation of what we will eat. Yes, we all have been recipients of both the contentment and frustration our decisions have created. Truly, haven’t we all - at one time or another - considered refraining from Big Macs, pizza, french fries, pies, and desserts a stress in itself?

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Yo-Yo Dieting Not Harmful???

I was glancing through a prominent women's magazine this morning and had to laugh out loud. I've increasingly seen the "News Flash" or "Breaking News" articles that either say something's going to harm you (when it hasn't ever been a threat) or something's suddenly good for you (when in the past, it was a no-no). I'm confused!

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Food Addiction, Obesity, and Eating Disorders: An Epidemic

Personal Experience When I was in my early twenties, I had an eating disorder. For the sake of being thin and fitting into a size ...

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