What To Do If You HATE To Exercise

 “I’d rather die in a burning building than exercise.” So said the aunt of one of my friends. A long time ago. The impact of that statement hit me full force; I’ve never forgotten it. Of course she didn’t REALLY mean “die in a burning building”; but she made her...

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Unusual But Achievable Party Habits

For a month that generally boasts the fewest days of the year, February is a big shot. Host to two widely celebrated events that nudge their way into public consciousness (and store shelves) in late December, February offers plenty of opportunity for hoopla. While...

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Just Do YOU!

“Just Do You”, a song released in 2013 and performed by India Arie is all about validating and being true to yourself, being your own champion; a dance-able injection of inspiration. Here’s a sample of the lyrics: I heard a voice that told me I'm essential How all my...

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Don’t Read This If You’re a Nighttime Eater!

Here it is. The blog post you’ve been clamoring for since October 2017. And I’m happy to deliver. In October 2017 my professional organization hosted their annual Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition (FNCE), where I attended...

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Why The “New Year, New You” Mantra Is Bullsh*t

New year, new you. As sure as the New York City’s Times Square ball drops, you can bet the commercials for health clubs, diet plans, and a plethora of exercise equipment you already own and rarely use will flood the airwaves and social media space at exactly midnight...

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Why You MUST Make This a December to Remember

  What is it about the holiday season that sends us into frenzied, wild abandonment of the tried and true habits that keep us sane, fit, limber, focused, grounded, nourished and strong (mentally AND physically) the remaining 11 months of the year? I honestly don’t...

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Closing Out Pink Awareness With A Nod To Red (Meat)

As “pinktober” comes to a close, I find it ironic that the cancer focus has shifted to red. As in meat. In the event you missed it, earlier this week the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, issued a...

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WHEN “NATURAL” ISN’T

I really wanted to like this product. “Wild Ophelia” http://www.wildophelia.com/#our-chocolate, an offshoot of the Chicago-based, woman-owned company Vosges Haut-Chocolat https://www.vosgeschocolate.com/story and the brand behind this particular chocolate bar is...

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“Are We A Moderation Nation? Always, Sometimes, Rarely.”

Diet advisor: “Eat everything in moderation.” You: “Everything?” Diet advisor: “Yes.” You: “What about donut holes? And miniature peanut butter cups?” Diet advisor: “Yes. Moderation still.” You: “My donut hole moderation runs anywhere from 1-1.5 dozen, depending on my...

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Food & Nutrition Conference (FNCE) 2017 Snappy & Quick Recap

When you celebrate a milestone anniversary, throw a bash, and 13,000 people show up? It could end up messy, chaotic, and jumbled, or, as was the case for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 100th anniversary celebration, a rousing success. Sure, there was some...

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“Help! My Motivation Is Missing – How Can I Get It Back?”

Getting your motivation back couldn’t be easier. It’s simply a matter of “choosing between what you want NOW, and what you want MOST.” Do you believe that? I read that quote recently, somewhere, but since I can’t remember where, I’m unable to give the author credit....

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