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Resistant Starch: Are You Including this Superfood in your Eating Plan?

Resistant Starch: Are You Including this Superfood in your Eating Plan?

When you think about “starch”, what comes to mind?  Most likely, you think about foods like potatoes, breads, beans, rice and pasta and fruits like bananas and plantains. Perhaps you think about your shirts being laundered or that box of potato or corn starch you saw your grandmother take out of the cupboard to add to recipes. And […]

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Having Trouble Letting Go of Diet Mentality?

Having Trouble Letting Go of Diet Mentality?

Many clients I work with have been chronic, life-long dieters and even if they’re satisfied with their weight and not currently dieting, they have difficulty giving up the diet mentality.It makes sense–many of us were raised in a culture where we were encouraged to weigh and measure our food and our bodies and count calories, […]

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Is Wheat Making You Fat, Sick and Tired?

Is Wheat Making You Fat, Sick and Tired?

I have always had a love-affair with flour products, the doughier the better. Especially bread, the staff of life, right? Feed me anything made from wheat, like pasta, tortillas, scones, pretzels, crackers, cookies, croutons, and even licorice, and I’m in heaven. I feel immediate bliss. Well, at least my brain does. My body, on the […]

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The Diet Gurus–What do they agree on?

The Diet Gurus–What do they agree on?

There is always much debate surrounding the issue of diet and among the experts, there is still quite a bit of disagreement. Are starchy carbohydrates like potatoes and corn okay to eat or should we limit them? Should we follow high-protein or low-to-moderate protein eating plans? Is it wise to eat foods of animal origin like meat, […]

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Gain Self-Care Skills, Lose the Weight

Gain Self-Care Skills, Lose the Weight

It makes me crazy when I hear supposed weight loss experts preach that the road to weight loss begins and ends with calorie counting, daily weigh-ins and intense workout regimens. This kind of advice couldn’t be farther from the truth and, in fact, it encourages us not to listen to the wisdom of our bodies. You were […]

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Could hormonal havoc be contributing to your overeating?

Janet approached me at the end of a seminar I was giving on emotional eating. She was in a state of desperation. In the last six months, she had gained twenty-five pounds and she was afraid she would gain more weight. She was sure her eating had an emotional component to it but was unsure […]

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Poor sleep and weight gain?

Ever notice how hungry you feel when you don’t get enough sleep? Did you know that when we are sleep-deprived we eat more because we are actually hungrier? Yes, it’s true. Chronic sleep loss disrupts the body’s endocrine system by triggering increased insulin resistance and a disruption of appetite regulating hormones. Lack of sleep leads […]

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