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“We asked 150 Parisians how they knew they were through with dinner,” food psychologist Brian Wansink, PhD, said.  “They said, ‘When we’re full.’  When we asked 150 Chicagoans that they said, ‘When the plate is empty.’” * No wonder 2/3 […]

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There was that look again.  My friend’s eyes began to glaze over — and I realized I had been talking too much about my weight loss plan. It happens. We talk about the things that concern us, the things going […]

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There are things you don’t want to lose when you are losing weight. In fact, it would be smarter to think in different terms — not losing weight, but reorganizing it.  Let’s take another peek inside and see what our […]

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To weigh or not to weigh — that is the question we are looking at today.  Ask a dozen different health gurus and you will get a dozen different answers. Some say “Be SURE to weigh every single day. The […]

We’ve looked at a couple of reasons why your weight loss may have hit a plateau.  Here’s reason number three:  Maybe you aren’t drinking enough water. Let’s take a look inside at what is happening to your body as you […]

They are almost like evil twins. Insulin is “black hat” twin for those who want to lose weight. It’s the hormone that tells our body, “Store up the fat.  Winter is coming.  Slow down and fatten up.”  Too much insulin […]

Exercise, cutting out sugar, eating a low glycemic diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy oils.  So far all the tips for a youthful brain are the same as for a youthful body!  Well, your brain is […]

Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.  Anonymous Our muscles, our ears, and our eyes — we want them to last as long as we do.  Why would we want to live longer if nothing […]

What can you do if you have risk factors for macular degeneration?  What if you have already been diagnosed with this age-related sight-stealing disease?  Is there anything you can do? Yes! You can avoid the risk factors that you can […]

What causes macular degeneration — that sight-stealer so prevalent among the more mature crowd? Free radicals are a major culprit.  They form when the blue and ultraviolet sunlight passes through the lens of the eye.  Consistently wearing good sunglasses is […]

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