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How Much Sugar is Too Much?

It’s official! Organizations and governments are finally declaring a maximum amount of daily sugar intake.   While this is a step forward, there are still a few problems. One - they don’t all agree with each other. And, two, I…

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Making Cooking Fun Again

As a kid, being in the kitchen helping my mom seemed like a privilege.  I was so excited to stir whatever she had on the counter and I’d wait patiently in front of the oven waiting for the cake to…

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Artificial Sweetners

Don’t eat sugar they say.  Its bad for you.   More and more we are learning about the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially "added sugars". Sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the grocery store. From…

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The Coconut Oil Craze

Coconut Oil, it seems to be everywhere.  The shelves are lined with tubs of it, we are cooking with it, some people stir it in their coffee, it is used for body lotions, as toothpaste and shampoos. You name it,…

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Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks

The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” don’t often appear in the same sentence.   Or when they do, it brings thoughts of "tasteless," "cardboard," and "completely boring."   Snacking can be a helpful tool for those trying to lose weight. Depending…

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Overcoming Overeating

Overeating.  It happens. The holidays, a celebration, an all you can eat sushi bar (my personal weakness).  We get caught up.  It just tastes so good right? Until we are stuffed past the point of comfort, the guilt kicks in…

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Weight Loss Myths

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted   Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. Count calories, count carbs, low fat, high fat, super-foods, fasting.   I say, forget about "who's right" and let's focus…

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