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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Salt may help with weight loss, grass-fed beef gets an upgrade, and a new blood sugar regulation mechanism

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Salt may help with weight loss, grass-fed beef gets an upgrade, and a new blood sugar regulation mechanism

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us! This week salt may help with weight loss, grass-fed beef gets an upgrade, and a new blood sugar regulation mechanism. Too busy to read them all? […]

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No, You Don’t Deserve That Indulgence Today

No, You Don’t Deserve That Indulgence Today

“I’ve had a really hard day…” “I went to all my workouts this week…” “I ate a salad for lunch…” “I’ve put up with my in-laws for four days and didn’t snap once…” …I deserve it. On the surface it seems to make sense. In so many parts of life good behavior is rewarded with […]

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How to Find Time and Energy to Exercise Despite Physical Limitations

“It’s like 1000% or nothing at all.” ~Rachelle Rachelle was in a snowboarding accident when she was 15 years old that cost her the use of both of her legs. After 18 years of battling both illness and body image issues, she is finally in a place where she is healthy and has a better […]

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What to Do When You Feel You Aren’t Losing Weight Fast Enough

What to Do When You Feel You Aren’t Losing Weight Fast Enough

Over the past nine months Agata has had some success in being healthier, but is disappointed that she hasn’t lost much weight. She started slowly by being more active and noticed she had more energy and looked more toned. Despite the benefits she felt, her wedding was approaching and she still hoped to lose some more […]

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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 Identify a Missing Supporting Habit

How to Identify a Missing Supporting Habit

Serena had always enjoyed cooking dinner and it was a Home Court Habit she highly valued. Then when her schedule got a little crazy her cooking habit fell by the wayside. While struggles like this are pretty normal when life gets busy, what stumped Serena was that her cooking habit never resumed even when her schedule got back […]

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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Oreos really are like crack, how genetics impact being vegan, and how to get teens to quit junk food

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Oreos really are like crack, how genetics impact being vegan, and how to get teens to quit junk food

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.  This week Oreos really are like crack, how genetics impact being vegan, and how to get teens to quit junk food. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! I also share links […]

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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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Rebecca Learns How to Care For Herself Again After Having 3 Kids and Gaining 100 lbs

Rebecca Learns How to Care For Herself Again After Having 3 Kids and Gaining 100 lbs

“With the hustle and bustle of working and being a mom and trying to fulfill all these duties I completely lost myself.” – Rebecca Although she had never been completely happy with her physique, after having three children within five years Rebecca found herself over 100 lbs heavier than she was before starting a family. […]

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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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