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‘Mind Over Platter’: 5 Things That Make Us Eat More Food

You know you should stop eating that pile of food on your plate but it's soooo good and it's just so hard to stop eating. How much will you eat? You may be surprised to learn some of the factors tha…

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Portions Have Grown This Much in 60 Years

If time travel were possible, I'd like to go back to a restaurant circa 1950 or even 1970. Then I'd take the patrons back to 2013, sit them in a modern era restaurant, and watch their reactions. It wo…

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A Bouquet on Your Dining Table Can Help You Eat Less

What happens when you place a bouquet of fragrant flowers on your dining table? Yes, of course, the sight and smell of those beautiful flowers pleases the eyes, gladdens the nose, and makes you fee…

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7 Habits that Are Good for You & the Planet

Our thoughts, actions, practices, and habits affect our health, but they also have an impact on the health of others and the health of our planet. Realizing this undeniable fact gives us the opportuni…

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Take Smaller Bites! Why Bite-Sized Foods Are Better

So much of the recent concern and debate over nutrition and obesity has centered on the issue of portion size. With much of the fast food/junk food industry marketing bigger is better, it is hard not …

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Muffin Top Madness

I don't know about you, but I can't eat a muffin the size of my head. Recently I happened upon a display case filled with beautiful muffins, bagels, and cookies of mammoth proportions. It made such…

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Is Your Pooch Too Pudgy?

Half of the dogs and cats in this country are overweight, putting them at risk of joint pain, diabetes, and shortened life spans. By Margaret Littman, Prevention Americans aren't the only …

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Portion Control 101 (video)

The secret to weight loss is not just what we eat but the size of our servings. Restaurant servings have grown greatly in the last fifty years; plates are 4-6 larger. A bagel is now equal to 5 slice…

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