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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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The Party Foods I Reach For Most To Stay As Healthy As Possible During The Holidays

    Well this weekend brings Halloween, which means that the very next day we are going to be hearing holiday music 24/7 with a very quick slide towards Thanksgiving and many other holiday events. And as uplifting as holidays can be, they are also incredibly stressful and emotional. Holiday stress isn’t just stress over picking out the perfect gift, or traveling in the midst of a (hopefully resolving) 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 …

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How To Release Weight Changes That Are Caused By Stress

    Gaining weight (or losing weight) unintentionally is a common response to chronic or acute stress. In fact, a recent poll conducted by the American Psychological Association found that most of us have experienced a significant weight change in the past year, thanks to the overwhelm that the 2020 pandemic brought our way. The poll revealed that 60% of Americans report undesired weight changes as a result of this year long pandemic. 42% of us gained a significant and unwanted amount of weight and almost 20% of us had an undesired and significant loss of weight. But I’m here …

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Gardening: Health Benefits That Go Way Beyond Time Spent Grounding

      Many folks who embrace grounding are passionate gardeners, and understandably, being grounded while working a garden bed outside boosts your health instantly. But beyond the healing boost of being grounded, it’s actually healing just to be around plants of any kind, even while ungrounded (for example, just seeing a plant through a window or adding a potted plant to a workspace) gives us documented health benefits. Read through this list of the top 9 perks of gardening and see if it doesn’t inspire even those of us who are non-gardeners to dive into this wonderful activity. From …

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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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