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How Do French Women Stay So Slim?

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Yesterday I uploaded my second YouTube video, in which I talk about a topic I love diving into: French Health Secrets! It seems that ever since visiting France again this summer, I’ve been thinking and writing about this subject even more than usual. In this week’s video, I break down some of the eating habits of […]

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How To Stay Fit Like The French (without even trying)

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I was in France this summer and it’s something I notice every time I’m there: the slimness of the French people. It’s really quite incredible. By now, I suspect we’re all familiar with the French Paradox. It’s the fact that the traditional French diet is filled with goodies we North Americans tend to view as […]

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5 Reasons Stress May Be Causing Your Weight Gain

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Angela was desperate to lose weight. Over the past six months she’d noticed her weight going up but couldn’t figure out why. As far as Angela could tell, she was eating the same things she always had. Her activity level hadn’t changed. So she came to see me, her family doctor, asking to get her […]

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How To Conquer Emotional Eating

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When I was a new mom—sleep-deprived and struggling under the overwhelm of first-time motherhood—I would go on a daily walk, pushing my stroller to the closest Starbucks. After a short, numb stroll that I barely remembered I would shuffle up to the counter and order a venti macchiato with caramel drizzle and lots of foam. […]

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A Sneaky Trick For Dealing With Cravings

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I love collecting tricks and tips to help people stay healthy and maintain a happy weight. Click through to read one of my all-time faves: a very easy trick (…and fashionable, to boot). Here are some other posts that I put in the category of “weight loss ninja”: How To Resist Temptation With Two Little Words […]

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One Simple Trick To Boost Your Activity Level

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Squeezing exercise into a busy life is challenging. I know. Trust me. So, I’m always on the lookout for easy ways to boost activity. Here’s one: clip on a pedometer. A recent study in New Zealand showed that making this one little change–just the simple act of wearing a pedometer–almost doubled walking rates in the 300+ subjects they […]

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Passport to Health: Part Deux

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In my first post on this topic, Passport to Slim: Weight Loss Secrets from Around the World, I talked about how (and why) other countries kick our butts all over the place in terms of staying trim & healthy. But there’s no need to despair–we can (shamelessly) steal those ideas, and use them for our own […]

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Natural Ways to Boost Metabolism: Part 2

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Summer is on its way. And with those blossoming trees and wafts of warm air, thoughts turn to the inevitable: swimsuit season. I don’t know if this induces shudders in you, but it certainly does me. I’ve long believed they use funhouse mirrors in swimsuit changerooms, you know the kind that make certain bits look too big, […]