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lyssa 1017
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“Hi Lyssa. I am involved in a workout group called #wedohardstuff. Most of the workouts are physical but there are some that aren’t. One of the challenges this month entails writing an uplifting letter to someone. You were the first person that I thought of! I need to thank you

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lyssa 1011
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One of the secrets to ending emotional eating is to practice the Pleasure Principle. So many of us turn to food for pleasure when we lack it in other areas of our day (or lives!). Give your mind and body other ways of feeling good, aside from eating. Many times

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lyssa 0913
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This recipe was featured in an email from the myrecipes.com website. The original version of this delicious Rosh Hashanah favorite was weighted down by a stick of butter and a cup of sugar. This lightened version eliminates 8.5 g of fat and 102 calories by accenting the natural sweetness of

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lyssa 0719
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You know the danger zone. It’s that three-hour zone before bedtime when everything falls apart. It’s that uncontrollable evening eating that most people have a hard time with- and I am no different. That’s when it’s so easy to take an entirely good eating day and throw it all away-

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lyssa 07.05
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Birthdays. Mah-jongg. Book club. Just because it’s summer. Ever go out with the girls and find yourself digging into the chips and guacamole or the family-style hummus platter faster than Fred Flintstone said “Yabba-dabba-doo”? While we love each other’s company, being with a group of women can take it’s toll

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lyssa 06.14
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When reading a restaurant menu at dinner, think about tomorrow’s lunch. It’s natural to want to get our money’s worth, so we often feel compelled to clean our plate. But when we view a serving as two meals, we get our money’s worth! To help: Ask the waiter to bring

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lyssa 05.31
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Does this sound familiar? Breakfast: a cup of berries with a small avocado toast; Lunch: kale salad with grilled chicken; Dinner: grilled salmon, small sweet potato, roasted broccoli, 15 fries off the kids plate, and half a pan of brownies. Uh, whoops. Eating healthy all day long is hard, so

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lyssa 05.10
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Outsmart Your Hunger Hormone Even the most motivated and focused dieter will struggle to be successful at weight loss once hunger takes over. Our bodies secrete a hormone called ghrelin, which controls hunger and drives our appetite. If we don’t understand, monitor, and control our ghrelin, we can forget about

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lyssa 04.19 fb
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Ever heard of negative calorie food? That’s a food that burns more calories to digest than it yields. Hence the name “Miracle”. This soup is great for weight loss. Enjoy a bowl whenever you are in the mood to eat, “just because”. PS- A pot should last for several days!

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lyssa 04.05
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Monday night at sundown, Jewish celebrities like Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Adam Sandler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jake Gyllenhaal will gather for a festive Passover meal, or seder, with traditional foods like matzo crackers, roast brisket and potato or apple puddings called kugels. For the eight days of celebration, observant

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