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I’ve just finished the coach certification course from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. After eight months, 250 hours of online video lessons, hundreds of pages of notes, and reading so many books that I lost count, here are five important lessons I have learned about the psychology of eating. 1. Relaxation = Optimal…

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Today I was listening to a friend describe the difficulties he is having with sticking to his healthy eating plan. He is trying to eat better and improve his diet, but he admitted, “I’m ‘Lovin’ It’ a lot more than I should be.” He is frustrated with all the measuring and counting that comes with…

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In my experience, there are two phases in using a food log. The first phase of using a food log begins when someone is just getting started or trying to establish the habit of logging meals. In the first phase, the goal is to “Just Log It” (borrowing the famous phrase from Nike). In the…

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If you want to succeed at weight loss, you need to maintain some level of conscious awareness of what you are putting into your body. One of the best ways to stay conscious about what you are eating is to log your food. A food log can be the single most valuable tool in your…

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According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, as many as 18 million Americans have some form of gluten intolerance. Could you be one of these people? Here are three questions you should ask before you consider going gluten-free. Question One: Do you have any of these symptoms? The blogger Gluten Dude created this graphic…

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Everybody is talking about gluten- but do you know what it is? There was a recent segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live where the average person following a gluten-free diet showed very little knowledge about what gluten is. So what is gluten exactly, and why should you care? Should you try a gluten-free diet? I’m going…

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Here’s an update on my Holiday Fitness Challenge. Need an update on what am I doing and why? Start here and then go here. So yeah, the Holiday Fitness Challenge. Heh, maybe it’s the name that is the problem… maybe if we called it something else… the Fitness Commitment? the Wellness Quest? the Great Expedition…

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