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Enjoying healthy foods – including low fat protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates – is as much about attitude as it is about habitchoice. Recent studies show that what you eat is certainly important, but even more important is how you think about what you eat.

It turns out that most of our food choices aren’t really “choices” at all – they’re habits. And these habits are, in large part, defined by your attitude. Staying positive and regularly giving yourself praise, rewards and pep talks is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your healthy lifestyle. If … Read the rest

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September is National Childhood Obesity month, and I must admit that I’m conflicted. I don’t know whether I should be happy or sad. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad that we are putting focus on this important issue, but I’m sad that we need to focus on it at all!

Childhood obesity is the health challenge of our generation. How bad is it? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years. In 2008 (the most recent year that comprehensive statistics are available), nearly 20 percent of children ages 6-11 are … Read the rest

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It seems pretty simple: A person puts on weight because they consume more calories than they burn. But, it turns out that there’s more to it. There has been a lot of research in recent years about the psychology behind eating, and the results are surprising.

It turns out that we eat for a number of reasons, and most have nothing to do with being hungry! Food is now more plentiful and affordable than at any other time in history. This has led to a growing increase in obesity. Today, more than one third of adults, as well as almost … Read the rest

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We’ve all heard about “healthy” foods that we should eat. But, how healthy are they, really? Here are 6 foods that many health magazines and nutrition gurus claim that should eat, but may actually not be that good for you. See what you think.

Reduced Fat Peanut Butter. Peanut butter can have lots of protein and other important nutrients. Unfortunately, it can also have a lot of fat and calories too. Some popular brands can be as much as 70 percent fat! When manufacturers remove the fat, they often add artificial or natural sweeteners to maintain the flavor. This can … Read the rest

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Some parents in Nova Scotia are complaining, but the Department of Education and Health is banning “foods with minimum nutrition” from school fundraisers. This includes cakes, which are often the top prize in popular “cake walks.”

The government isn’t banning the walks, or any other form of fundraising. But they are saying that prizes must include cakes of at least moderate nutritional value. These “cake walks” are a widely used form of fundraising in Canada.

This ban follows other attempts by city and state governments in various locations to ban or restrict less healthy foods. And that’s a good idea. … Read the rest

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