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You’ve made losing weight your New Year’s resolution so many times it would take a Harvard Ph.D. to do the math. This year, it’s time to do something different to pull yourself together, and there’s no time to waste (It’s already January 3rd!). Get going with these 8 steps: Don’t

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On a recent episode of Shark Tank, entrepreneur Makenzie Marzluff received $600k in funding for her dessert hummus company Delighted By, the vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and low-sugar treat that she described as tasting like cookie dough. The Sharks were surprised to like it—though all noted how weird it was—and Mark Cuban exclaimed, “this

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Oops! You did it again…. You ate all Thanksgiving weekend… a lot. Don’t panic. You may feel like a big fat failure, but you’re not. It’s just time to break that “Oops, I did it again” cycle and get back on the post-holiday diet bandwagon. Get going with these 6

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1. Eat before the big meal. Yes, you read that correctly! Showing up for the feast with a rumbling tummy is a recipe for over-eating, so be sure to pre-game by having some low-calorie mini-meals or snacks earlier in the day. Bank calories for the big meal, but don’t fast all day.

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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 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 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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