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5 Reasons I’d Still Be Vegan If I Were a Dude

As the vegan movement grows, statistics say it resonates most strongly with women -- at least so far. Of the 2.5 million or so Americans who identify themselves as part of Team Vegan, about 79% are fe…

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Vegan Secrets Revealed! 5 Magic Foods for Decadent Plant-Based Cooking

Are you thinking of going vegan? Exploring Meatless Mondays? Just looking for tasty ways to work more plant-based yum into your diet? I'm going to break vegan protocol, and publicly reveal the indulge…

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Food Guilt: How to Eat Without Shame

What brings you pleasure? Real pleasure, so rich and deep that even thinking about it creates a visceral response? Right now, see if you can list a dozen things that bring you shivers of excitemen…

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The Pleasure Principle

Our cat Stella has it all figured out. She wakes up in the morning and stretches languidly. She ambles slowly downstairs to her food bowl, mews out her demands to be fed, eats languidly. When we r…

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All Worked Up: Our Obsession With Food

I recently spent a lovely week on the farm where I played out my childhood summers. Sitting in the kitchen, I was awash in memories of my grandmother stirring a pot of collard greens, putting up p…

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Out Of Your Mind: Eating With Your Body

Think about your last meal. Were you actually there, at the table, tasting your food, feeling its texture as you chewed and swallowed? Or were you in your mind, mentally lining up the next thing o…

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6 Ways to Love Yourself Through Food

Iíve been writing a lot lately about the importance of self-love and how it relates to food, weight and health. Iíve talked about how you canít flog, demean or hate your body into changing, whethe…

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What Are You Really Craving?

I've been reading the writing of Marion Woodman, an author and Freudian analyst, whoís well known for her writings on addiction and eating disorders.† Freudian dream analyst and forerunner in the …

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Mean Words Won’t Make You Slim

How many times have you criticized yourself in the last 24 hours? Stop for a minute and think about it. If you're having any doubts that you've been anything but complimentary, think back to when …

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