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Imagine a diet secret to make permanent changes in your health OK, so I have more than one diet secret to share. Consider, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, where the late author, Stephen Covey advised readers to “begin with the end in mind.” Any endeavor starts with a clearly stated objective or outcome. …

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Your life depends on it According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity and overweight together are the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, close behind tobacco use. An estimated 300,000 deaths per year are due to the obesity epidemic. So, whether it’s 10 pounds or 100 pounds, the health risks…

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I’ve never been hugged by a bowl of mashed potatoes, and chances are neither have you. Yet we often refer to things like cake, pasta, or other starch-laden food items as “comfort foods.” When I worked in healthcare many of us had become addicted to what we termed white flour Thorazine. We knew we were…

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diet secret, weight loss, lessons in joyful living, kimberly rinaldi, health and fitness

Better Snack Choices Require Planning With the start of a new year, many of us are trying to reverse the damage of our holiday revelry. While I actually dropped a few pounds this holiday season, I ate waaaaaay too much refined sugar and processed food. So, now I’m feeling sluggish, bloated and find that I’m craving sugar and carbs in…

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Have you considered raw foods as a lifestyle? Raw for 30 Days documents the journey of five Americans suffering from Adult Onset Type II Diabetes, who undergo a radical 30-day diet and lifestyle change in the hope of reversing or reducing their insulin dependence. The film shows the eating habits that led to the development…

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While growing up, you may have heard that snacking would spoil your dinner. Perhaps mom didn’t know best on this one. Multiple studies have shown that it makes sense to snack. For starters, if you eat three smaller meals and three snacks daily you will find your energy level and blood sugar stable throughout the…

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Work, home, sleep, repeat. Is that the way you run your life? Sure, you have responsibilities and you manage them well — for the most part. But when was the last time you walked barefoot in the grass? Sat on  warm sand? Walked in the surf or hiked in the mountains? Currently, the average person…

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