Craving Carbs on an Empty Stomach

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Have a habit of skipping meals? A new study shows that people who sit down to eat after an overnight fast are more likely to ignore protein, fats and vegetables and head straight for high-calorie carbohydrates and starches first. The news may not come as a surprise to long-term dieters, or anyone used to bingeing […]

Unravel the Food-Mood Connection to Beat the Blues

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We connect what we eat to our expanding waistlines but have you ever paused to tune in to the food-mood connection? Often we don’t realize the emotional roller coaster ride from our wildly fluctuating blood sugar levels. We feel happy and energetic for a while and then suddenly inexplicably, we find ourselves arguing with our […]

Cravings: Friend or Foe?

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We’re quick to vilify cravings and aim to crush those pesky urgings as quickly as they rear their ugly heads with herculean will power. But if you descend into the heart of your cravings, you’ll find that they’re vital messages that are key to unlocking your body’s optimal vitality… Cravings Are Not the Enemy Why […]

8 Classic Holiday Foods: Love ‘Em Or Hate ‘Em?

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When it comes to certain classic holiday dishes, not everyone is on the same page. In fact, we’ve noticed that certain holiday foods (turkey, eggnog, etc.) seem to be particularly polarizing — you either love ‘em or you hate ‘em. With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, we want to know what you think about some of the […]

Great Read! FOOD FOR A BETTER MOOD: Eating Well And Feeling Good Through The Holidays

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This post was wildly popular with our readers last year (with good reason). So much so, we thought it would be a valuable repost this holiday season. In case you missed it or could use some extra wellness support during the holidays – here you are! Please enjoy and share “Food For A Better Mood […]

How Long Will That Food Last?

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How often do you wonder, “Is it still safe to eat this?”  The guidelines as I have researched are as follows in regard to whether its in the refrigerator, freezer or pantry: FRIDGE: Raw poultry,  meat and fish:  Eat or freeze within 48 hours; leftovers in the fridge: 3-4 days, but if it has gravy […]

Boost Your Brain Health With Food!

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We eat for many reasons. First and foremost, we need fuel to allow us energy throughout the day. Many of us eat a particular way for the benefit of our heart, our diabetes, our hypertension, our muscles, our weight, etc., however I rarely hear of individuals eating for their brains. The brain controls the body […]

What You Crave Changes As The Seasons Change

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Do you ever think about how your cravings for certain foods change and develop as the seasons change? In the summer, I bet you were all about juicy watermelon and fresh fruits, dripping popsicles, and amazing home-grown salads. Now that fall is quickly approaching, you may be just starting to think about pumpkin-spiced coffee, fresh-picked […]

Good Food, Good Mood

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Understand how foods affect your moods and you’ll improve your physical and emotional health. The problem is moods affect the way we look at the world around us. If we are constantly feeling blue, low or angry, our view of the world will continually appear negative. Most of the time, our moods swing back to […]

Unleashing Your Inner (and Thrifty) Gourmet

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Why taste one thing when you can taste three?  Or four or five?  Not only are nibbles – or “small plates,” if you want to get fancy about it – usually something quick and simple, if you have enough nibbles on a plate, you have a meal!  So the next time you’re in the mood […]