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How to Cut Back on Alcohol Without Going Cold Turkey

How to Cut Back on Alcohol Without Going Cold Turkey

After a move from Chicago to California, Mary found herself slowly gaining weight to the tune of 1 pound every 3 months. After awhile she was dismayed to find she was up 15 lbs, and wanted to find the reason. She tried several things to cut back a bit on calories without any luck. Her last resort […]

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The 5 Day Mindful Meal Challenge

The 5 Day Mindful Meal Challenge

  Mindful eating is the most underrated health habit everyone is talking about. Self-proclaimed wellness websites love to tout the benefits of slowing down and savoring your food, yet it almost never comes up in conversation with someone who is serious about losing weight or improving their health. This is probably because mindful eating is a deceptively […]

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How to Tell If You’re Truly Hungry Or If It’s Something Else

How to Tell If You’re Truly Hungry Or If It’s Something Else

It can be difficult to trust the voices in your head that push you to care for yourself, especially if you believe they were what caused you to be overweight in the first place.

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Are You Missing Out on Mindful Cooking?

Are You Missing Out on Mindful Cooking?

Huge thanks to Jules Clancy of Stonesoup for this week’s article introducing me to the concept of mindful cooking. I’ve certainly made the mistake of viewing cooking as a nuisance, even though I know it ultimately benefits me and my family. I love this new way of looking at it. Jules LOVES real food and […]

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How to Be Thankful After Campaign 2016: Foodist Edition

How to Be Thankful After Campaign 2016: Foodist Edition

It’s been a heck of week, hasn’t it? Like many Americans I’ve spent the days since the election trying to process the brave new world that we live in. For me this campaign season has been about more than politics (don’t worry, I won’t go there). I’ve found myself reacting emotionally in a deep, fundamental […]

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How to Get Back On Track When Your Good Habits Stop Working

How to Get Back On Track When Your Good Habits Stop Working

After years of yo-yo dieting, Ashley had finally got off the dieting rollercoaster after discovering Summer Tomato and Foodist. She learned to embrace the foodist lifestyle and joyfully lost weight without dieting. Things were great. Ashley’s new habits were working great until she had a shift in her work life that enabled her to work […]

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What “Thigh Gap” Taught Me About Changing My Habits

What “Thigh Gap” Taught Me About Changing My Habits

If you're struggling with getting healthy or losing weight, there's a reasonable chance that there's a transformative gift in your past that you haven't uncovered yet.

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Use This Mindful Eating Placemat to Remember to Slow Down and Enjoy Your Food

Use This Mindful Eating Placemat to Remember to Slow Down and Enjoy Your Food

Eating mindfully is without a doubt one of the most difficult habits to acquire, because by definition if you aren’t being mindful then you aren’t aware of it. For this reason I have recommended embedding triggers into your eating habits to remind yourself to pay attention to the act of eating. That way even if you […]

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How to Prevent Negative Self-Judgement from Sabotaging Your Exercise Habit

How to Prevent Negative Self-Judgement from Sabotaging Your Exercise Habit

Elizabeth wishes she could form a more regular exercise habit, but every time she tries she finds herself lacking in motivation. While she describes herself as “not inactive” she wishes she did more “proper exercise” a few days a week. Sometimes she is able to put together a good streak, but inevitably her efforts are […]

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How to Stop Post-Meal Snacking

How to Stop Post-Meal Snacking

Keli has a great healthstyle, but there are a few lingering bad habits she’d like to break. After lunch and after dinner, she finds herself reaching for more (often not-so-healthy) food even though she is no longer hungry and it makes her feel sick afterward. While she doesn’t have any particular health or weight loss […]

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