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Emotional Freedom Technique – Helps Everything From Anxiety to Weight Loss.

Emotional Freedom Technique has been one of my favorite ways to help myself for several years now, and it’s only just dawned on me that I haven’t written about it before (I could have sworn this was buried deep in the vaults of past-posts). So my apologies for being late but this simple technique is absolutely invaluable so better late than never. Continue reading

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Goodbye Food Pyramid, Hello MyPlate!

Today, Thursday, is the official retiring of the food pyramid so lets all say a grateful goodbye. Hello to the sleek, sexy, sensible new MyPlate concept. Woohoo! Continue reading

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Sneaky Veggies

For all of you who don’t like your vegetables, here are some great ways to sneak them into other foods so that you don’t know they’re there. This can be a great way to make your diet a little bit healthier, and also to help you add in the fiber for weight loss because as you probably know, I think fiber is the biggest weight-loss booster ever. Continue reading

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An Apple A Day – For Your Cholesterol

An apple a day really does keep the doctor away – and the cholesterol, related heart disease and extra weight too! Clearly, apples are a miracle food. A new study from Florida State University confirms that women who ate an apple a day showed dramatic improvements in their heart risk. Continue reading

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Emotional Eating

Wow is this ever a big deal! So many people use food as a reward, as a treat, or as a way to calm themselves when they’re anxious, depressed or angry. It’s easy to do because a lot of the time it works – food does help you feel better in the moment when you’re emotions are getting the best of you. It also hurts you in the long-run because then you have to struggle with weight, self-image issues and body issues. This is a no-win cycle, but there are ways out. Continue reading

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5 Miles For Health

One of our regular readers, Stacy Federico, sent this fabulous information about a simple step you can take to help keep your blood sugars, and waistline under control. Thanks Stacy! Continue reading

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Fast Weight Loss vs. Slow

This time of year I see lots of people struggling to fulfill their new years resolutions, especially those concerning weight loss. One of the big questions that everyone seems to have is what is the difference between the quick weight loss plans and the long-term weight loss plans?? Of course everyone wants something fast and easy, but the truth of the matter is that those are only really good if you’re losing weight for an event that is coming up, but don’t care what happens to your weight after that. Continue reading

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Imaginary Food Helps You Lose Weight

For everyone who is struggling to diet this holiday season, just imagine those yummy Christmas cookies, imagine the cheese dip at the office party. Imagine eating and loving whatever is in front of you right now and then either have a small piece, or move on to the next food daydream because hey – you’re helping yourself to weight loss success. Science says so. Continue reading

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Estrogen Overload – Is This You?

Estrogen dominance is not a disease unto itself, but it is the underlying pattern behind many of the most common hormonally related problems. Essentially, the problem occurs because your estrogen is out of balance with progesterone for all or part of your cycle. That imbalance makes estrogen the strongest hormone in the picture. Here is an excerpt from the upcoming DIY Health: For Women Second Edition about this very issue. Continue reading

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Short Exercise for Long Results – Woohoo!

10 minutes of exercise in which you get your heart rate up and your blood pumping changes your metabolism for a full hour afterward. This means you can’t use “I don’t have an hour to go to the gym” is no longer a valid excuse. A brisk walk around the block, 100 jumping jacks or even 20 crunches will boost your heart rate and your metabolism and have beneficial effects on the way your body burns calories, your cardiovascular health, and of course your waist.
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