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Accept Blame

Taking Responsibility for Your Weight

Who is to blame for your diet failures? Who is to blame for the fact you are 25 pounds (or more) overweight? Who is to blame for the times you overeat? In today’s society, it is all too easy to want to blame other people for problems.

mindless eating

Mindless Eating: It’s The Easy Way Out

  It should be hard to eat mindlessly shouldn’t it? I mean, eating takes a bit of effort. You have to pick up the food with your fork, spoon, or fingers. You have to put it in your mouth. You have to chew.   That takes some effort – right? That takes some deliberateness –   Continue Reading…

You Cannot Trick Your Body

Tricking Yourself: It Never Works for Weight Loss

Your body is one smart customer and no matter what you say in your mind, your body knows what you are doing. When I was 300 pounds, I tried valiantly to trick my body by playing mind games with myself. Well, I’d reason, If I hide the empty chip bag or 50 “fun-size” Trix wrappers in the   Continue Reading…

Egg Basket

5 Healthy Add-Ins to Spice Up Eggs

Have you jumped on the “Eggs Are Great” bandwagon yet? I see a lot of people using scrambled or fried eggs as a breakfast, lunch, or even dinner option. I have always liked eggs and was never fully convinced that eggs were terrible for you. And like so many things, what is bad for you   Continue Reading…

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Egg Basket

5 Healthy Add-Ins to Spice Up Eggs

Have you jumped on the “Eggs Are Great” bandwagon yet? I see a lot of people using scrambled or fried eggs as a breakfast, lunch, or even dinner option. I have always liked eggs and was never fully convinced that eggs were terrible for you. And like so many things, what is bad for you   Continue Reading…

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Baked Apple Slices: Healthy and Simple

If your family loves apple pie but you hate to make them or are trying to save a few calories, baked apple slices are a terrific alternative. My boys (and girls) love to make baked apple slices. It’s so simple they can do it themselves with a minimum of supervision. Of course they do not   Continue Reading…

Cumin Chicken with Black Beans

Cumin Chicken with Black Beans and Corn

We love Mexican food but I do not like going to Mexican restaurants. I never know exactly what is in the food and it is so expensive when compared to the cost of making the same thing at home. The other night I had some boneless skinless chicken I needed to use up but did   Continue Reading…

Homemade Whole Wheat Ritz Crackers

Whole Wheat Homemade Ritz Crackers

Do you have an affection for Ritz crackers but know in your heart they are not good for you? The ingredient list reads like a chemical mixture rather than a food you should eat. I have always liked the crackers but rarely buy them because I know that they have no nutritional value, are easy   Continue Reading…