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How To Not Feel Like a Crazy Person Around Holiday Sweets

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How To Not Feel Like a Crazy Person Around Holiday Sweets

During this time of year, the holiday treats that fly by make us feel like we're in a food fight. Halloween candies, pumpkin pies, sugar cookies, candy canes, and gingerbread men seem to all come hurtling towards us at the speed of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

This can be especially overwhelming for those of us who may feel like a "crazy person" around anything sweet and easily "overdo it" until we're sick. I've totally #beentheredone that, and that’s why today I'm sharing a few strategies you can use to instead feel empowered, rational, and in control when presented with holiday treats.

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3 Things I Want You to Know About Sugar

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3 Things I Want You to Know About Sugar

Sugar, in the form of desserts, candy, and other sweet foods, has become a sort of “forbidden fruit,” in our society. It's tantalizing and sexy, yet also off limits. You can look, but you can’t touch. It’s no wonder phrases like “guilty pleasure” and “sinful” are used to describe a cookie. 

But does sugar really deserve all this hype? Today I'm sharing why research shows the fear of sugar may be more dangerous than sugar itself

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Is snacking while studying a good idea?

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Is snacking while studying a good idea?

Is it a good idea to snack while studying? Find out what this dietitian has to say about it!

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Don't Eat Like Your Friends

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Don't Eat Like Your Friends

Where would we be without our pals? They’re there for us through all of life’s events: celebrations, losses, graduations, promotions, breakups, marriages, babies, adventures, and more. They’re a shoulder to cry on, a word of encouragement, and they help us live our lives to the fullest. Although you may share similar interests, and even share closets, does this mean you need to share other things, too? How about sharing the same eating habits?

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My Diet May Shock You

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My Diet May Shock You

I love awkward small talk. You know the kind I'm talking about. You're introduced to someone at an event and you’re both internally like, “K...what do I say now?” We often stick with the usual material: weather, sports, TV shows, etc. For me, the fun really starts when the conversation turns towards, “So what do you do for a living?” When I tell people that I work in the field of nutrition, I can almost guarantee that they'll ask me something along the lines of, "So does that mean you like...only eat kale?" And (with maybe too much elation), I...

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