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I will start this post by saying I have eaten chocolate every single day for at least a decade. Maybe longer, actually. Sometimes it’s a chocolate Vitamuffin. Sometimes it’s a small handful of organic semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Sometimes I go for a Trader Joe’s 100 calorie dark chocolate bar. No matter, I eat my chocolate [...]

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I’m tired today. Tired of being the one who had to tell a group of parents not to bring snacks with food dyes or high fructose corn syrup to our meetings. I just couldn’t deal with the fallout of those two ingredients, which made the group bounce off the walls. I’m fairly sure those who [...]

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When I met my husband I weighed 123 pounds. At 5’8″ tall with a medium frame, I was almost too thin. As I gained knowledge and mental clarity, my weight settled into a healthy 129 to 134 range. Although I still complained about my weight, I was mostly happy with it. So much so that [...]

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I’ve spent the better part of a week counting calories. Not for me. For Little Girl. I hate it will all my being. I brought her along last Friday to her sister’s sick visit. While we were there I decided to stick her on the scale. It read about the same as it did two [...]

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This isn’t a shocker. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that television ads promote poor, imbalanced diets. Researchers analyzed 84 hours of television on the big four networks — ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. According to researchers, if someone selected only foods advertised on TV during that time [...]

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“On nights you go to the gym: What do you eat for dinner? Do you eat with Daddy or not eat at all?” We were sitting at the table eating dinner yesterday. It was a nice dinner. I baked sweet potatoes. We had broccoli and rolls, too. Everyone got to pick their protein from leftovers: [...]

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When my daughter was about 15-months-old I took her in for a well-check. “Whoa, she’s gained a lot this month,” my doctor told me. “What is she eating?” My answer was sort of complicated. Big Girl was a hungry kid and a good eater. This was a good thing, I thought, which is why I [...]

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Last August my husband started having medical issues. Intestinal issues. Sort of. He’s had three operations so far. The last one didn’t work, so he will be having his fourth operation soon. It’s been hard on all of us, although, to quote his doctor, “This is something that’s more a pain in the ass than [...]

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A Moment on the Lips…

This week the New York City health department launched what has become a popular YouTube clip. In it, a man gets ready to guzzle some soda. When he pours it into a glass, globs of fat drip out instead. He drinks it anyway, which makes for good video. The point, of course, is to gross [...]

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