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  1. Dog Days of Dieting: 12 Ways to Find Your Diet Motivation

    Dog Days of Dieting: 12 Ways to Find Your Diet Motivation

    Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? I was thinking about the phrase "dog days of summer" and like all things it got me thinking about weight loss and what lessons old Rover could teach us.You don't have to roll over or sit up and beg. Here are 12 dieting tips to find your motivation, train your mind, increase your willpower - and to get you best of show at the same time!In my book, Awaken the Diet Within, I dedicate an entire chapter to the benefits of rewarding yourself as you meet the goals that you...

  2. Relax! We've Got 6 Sound Strategies to Stress Less

    Relax! We've Got 6 Sound Strategies to Stress Less

    There's no getting around it: we live in super stressful times.Whether we're worried about our job, our finances, our weight, our health or our loved ones, our minds are always racing.I got tired of stressing and turned to an expert for 6 great ways to stop stressing.Meet Ellen Simon, a nationally recognized guru in the field of mind body health.Ellen will help you step back, take a deep breath, and let go of the stress that's strangling your joy for life. 6 Sound Strategies to Stress Less!by Ellen Simon, M.S., M. Ed., LPC Stress happens in your body but...

  3. Vegetarian Author Dispels 12 Crazy Myths About Food

    Vegetarian Author Dispels 12 Crazy Myths About Food

    Rip Esselstyn has saved lives as a firefighter. But now he's saving millions through his groundbreaking Engine 2 Diet -- a delicious vegetarian eating plan and a no-gym-needed fitness routine which has shown indisputable, dramatic results in lowering cholesterol and slashing weight."It's amazing what you can do with nutrition, not drugs or procedures," Rip says. "Your best medicine is at the end of your fork."We're eating too many refined foods and animal foods. Heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, hypertension... they're different manifestations of the same thing. "We have been culturally duped and brainwashed that we need protein from animal sources. Many...

  4. Diet Expert Bob Greene: Win the Battle of Mind Over Munchies

    Diet Expert Bob Greene: Win the Battle of Mind Over Munchies

    According to fitness and diet expert Bob Greene, giving in to the cravings triggered by tough times may provide a short-term fix, but it may also lead to guilty feelings and added pounds."When people get depressed, sad or frustrated, they tend to crave foods they think will provide emotional comfort," said Greene. "To feel better in the long run, mentally and physically, they should adopt a healthier lifestyle and incorporate a variety of nutritious foods and exercise."Rather than binge on bad foods, chew on some of Greene's great advice and enjoy a yummy recipe for Margherita Pizza on Sourdough Crispbread....

  5. Mayday! 50 Signals Your Diet May Be in Distress

    Mayday! 50 Signals Your Diet May Be in Distress

    How many times have you been driving in a hurry to get to a particular destination only to find that the road was blocked, detours were set up and your familiar and quick route was impassable? Frustrating, isn't it? Weight loss can be much the same way. We start on a diet - usually it's the latest trendy plan. We're armed with good intentions and plenty of desire as we head of down this all too familiar path. And then suddenly... a roadblock! Maybe someone brings donuts to work, you forgot your healthy lunch at home or worse, you had a...

  6. Don't Write Off Your Diet Just Yet

    Don't Write Off Your Diet Just Yet

    As I was doing my taxes, I got to thinking about weight loss. I know what you’re thinking – “Get a life, Julia!” But if you’re looking for weight loss inspiration virtually everything in life offers a new insight. When doing our taxes we look for every possible truthful and honest deduction that applies to our situation. Apply the same diligence to your weight loss efforts and I’m confident that the scale will be issuing many “refunds.” So, let’s take a look at the latest craze in dieting, the calorie-deducting Tax Man Diet! Your balance sheet shows you weigh 250 pounds...

  7. Making Positive Life Changes

    Making Positive Life Changes

    A New Year has begun with all that "new" suggests. Perhaps you envision new work endeavors, stronger family ties, and convictions to be more involved with community. Many resolve to become a healthier person. Whatever your goals, I suggest you take small bites. Small bites are sustainable. The mistake many make is to set unrealistic goals like "never again will I eat ice cream!" This rarely works, as most people cannot sustain being in a depravation mode for long. Let's concentrate on making small positive changes for our personal health, our family's health, our community's health and our planet's health....

  8. Helping a Partner Lose Weight

    Helping a Partner Lose Weight

    Do you live with an overweight partner? Nearly two-thirds of Americans do, and it can be challenging on several levels. You want to try and change him or her -- especially because excess weight puts your loved one at risk for heart disease, diabetes, or stroke. But I've found from personal experience that nagging and criticizing don't work. It's more effective to let your partner know that you love and support him or her, and that you hope for a long, healthy, adventure-filled life together. Here are eight secrets to help an overweight partner adopt a healthier...

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