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This Statistic Really Surprised Me About Fast Food (+ Quick Alternatives)

    I am always finding something interesting in the medical literature, but I have to say this one surprised even me. A study, published by the National Center for Health Statistics, found that on any given day, over 1/3 of all adults in america aged 40 – 59 years old (37%) are consuming fast food. One out of three! That’s 85 million adults eating fast food on any given day. And sadly, for younger Americans that number is even higher — almost half of Americans (45%) aged 20 – 45 years old are eating fast food on any given …

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Holiday Eating & Drinking Tips To Protect Your Health (+ Avoid Weight Gain)

    Holiday stress isn’t just stress over picking out the perfect gift, or traveling in the midst of a pandemic, or balancing social commitments. Most people report that being surrounded by rich holiday foods, alcohol, impulse eating, and weight gain during the holiday season adds a significant amount of stress as well. So well before the holiday season gets underway — a season that generally starts with Halloween candy binges and doesn’t end until after we ring in 2021 — I wanted to give you a few tips on how to navigate this tricky but wonderful time of comfort …

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Trying To Shed Your Quarantine Weight Gain? 8 Unusual Tips That Will Ensure Success

      Most people have gained a bit of weight as a result of social distancing for the past month or two. With gyms, YMCAs, and most indoor exercise facilities shut down, and even outdoor public spaces like hiking trails, bike paths, beaches, pools, and more shut down, it’s likely that your activity level decreased and your weight increased. It’s okay. Me too. But not only is it actually a good idea to gain a few pounds during a pandemic (see #3 on the list below if you need proof) I’ve got a fantastic list of actionable tips taken …

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Grounding While You Eat, A Game Changer For Your Digestion (+ Freebies)

  Why does food always taste better at a picnic? Why does your morning coffee seem so much more satisfying when you take it outside to your front doorstep? Why do you never seem to feel the same heartburn or bloating or indigestion when you eat lunch outside on your lunch break instead of inside at your desk? Why is cooking dinner over an outdoor campfire or grill so much more fulfilling than cooking the same meal indoors?     Grounding has a profound impact on your digestion, boosting your vagal tone (which supports the function of your entire digestive …

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My Favorite Tips For Navigating Food & Drinks At Holiday Parties

Holiday stress isn’t all just about juggling the social commitments, traveling or picking out just the right gift. Most people report that being surrounded by rich holiday foods, alcohol, temptation everywhere, impulse eating, and weight gain during the holiday season adds a significant amount of stress as well.   If there was ever a time that people worry about their weight, it’s during the holidays. How to navigate this tricky but wonderful time of comfort food, decadent desserts, and celebratory toasts galore? Today, I’ll tell you!   It’s tricky to be around party foods… what if you want to stick …

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How To Navigate Holiday Parties Without Regretting What You Eat (Or Drink)

Holiday stress isn’t all just about juggling the social commitments, traveling or picking out just the right gift. Most people report that being surrounded by rich holiday foods, alcohol, temptation everywhere, impulse eating, and weight gain during the holiday season adds a significant amount of stress as well.   If there was ever a time that people worry about their weight, it’s during the holidays. How to navigate this tricky but wonderful time of comfort food, decadent desserts, and celebratory toasts galore? Today, I’ll tell you! 1. Protecting your liver at holiday parties:     Drinking wine occasionally has enjoyed …

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Is It Better To Diet Or To Fast Intermittently?

    Two years ago I told you about a medical study that showed fasting for 13 hours (or more) overnight decreased breast cancer recurrence by more than one-third, which was awesome news. In that study, researchers found that not only did cancer recurrence rates drop, but also the longer the participants fasted at night, the lower their HbA1C levels fell as well.     This begs the question — if fasting at night helps to lower HgA1C levels, could intermittent fasting help treat patients with Type 2 Diabetes?   To answer this question, researchers conducted a new study specifically …

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