Eating Well is not That Complicated…

Sure there are a lot of studies out there professing this diet or that one is the best for health or weight loss. But here’s a little secret: it’s not nearly as complicated as all that. If I were to condense all the decent advice from nutritional studies of the…

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Healthy Food Challenge

If I gave you $30, sent you to any place that sells food, and challenged you to buy only healthy food, what would bring me? Quick Quiz Which of the following is likely a healthy food—pick all that you’d buy for my challenge: A packaged food that came from a…

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If you Want to Be Happy and Heart Healthy, Tweet Or Write Your Best Self

I’m reminded in my positive psychology course that our brains have a negativity bias. For good reason, the psychologists say. Our ancestors, the theory goes, would have gotten mauled or starved to death if they didn’t see the world as a scary, dangerous place. I would love to think of…

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The New Year’s Diet. Cheat your way to weight loss?

What’s in your post-holiday grocery cart? If you’re like the average person, the groceries in your cart after New Year’s Resolution time includes 55% more spent on food and twice as many calories per serving purchased. That’s according to a 2014 study. What’s going on here? Consumers purchased not only more…

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