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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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How to Become an Intuitive Eater

As obsessed as we are with food and diets, you'd think we'd be thin and healthy by now. So why are we Americans still universally less-than-fit and soft around the middle? The fact is, diet tips,…

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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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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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Five Ws of Weight Loss: Important Questions to Ask Yourself

In Journalism 101, we learned the importance of the Five Ws (and one H) in gathering information. Answering the Ws (and H)--who, what, where, when, why (and how)--is considered essential in unde…

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Why We Fear Food and How to Stop

Last week, I read six different articles with variations on the good-versus-bad-food theme. Good food? Bad food? It's funny how we attribute moral properties to what is, essentially, a glob of che…

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