Weight Loss

Mind-Body Practices for Stress Relief

I had a wonderful week of Qigong Teacher Training in mid-April at Kripalu in Western Massachusetts. My fellow students came from many different backgrounds – qigong/tai chi, yoga, acupuncture, reiki, breath work, martial arts, coaching, and meditation. I met, for the first time, someone who specializes in forest bathing – a mindfulness in nature practice.…

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Benefits of Journaling Food and Mood

How often do you keep track of what you’re really eating  and drinking? You have probably heard a lot about the benefits of maintaining a gratitude journal. A food journal has many benefits as well. It’s much easier than you realize to underestimate how much you’re actually eating and to think that you’re eating healthier…

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Creating a Stress-Free Holiday Season

The holidays are among us – a time of year that’s known for its busy nature that can lead to a lot of stress. After all, you likely have invitations to parties collecting on your counter, a list of people you need to send holiday cards to, and the daunting task of finding the right…

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Tips to Truly Savor Your Food for a Healthier, Well-Nourished You

Most things are up for grabs but a few things in life aren’t negotiable.  Breathing is one.  We have to breathe.  Eating is another.  We have to eat.  Breathing…that’s a topic for another article.  Let’s focus now on eating.   When you’re eating, do you eat slowly and take the time to really enjoy and…

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20 Healthy Snack Ideas

The key to healthy snacking is to find foods that have as much nutritional value as possible that will fill you up, so you aren’t hungry again a short time later. For example, a 100-calorie pack of chips or cookies will leave you feeling hungry again a short time later, AND they are not providing…

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7 Tips to Getting Better Sleep for a Healthy Weight

More and more research is showing just how important getting enough sleep is for maintaining a healthy weight. Getting 7 hours of sleep is the minimum recommended with 9 hours being the maximum. Many studies show that people who have a short sleep duration simply weigh more. Lack of sleep contributes to weight gain in…

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