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The Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog! Chinese New Year (also known as Spring Festival) begins on February 16, 2018. This is the year of the Dog! The dog is an honest and idealistic sign, known for selflessness, service and protection. Likewise, the year that bears its name will bring...
Tres Chic Holiday Dessert—Only 70 Calories!

Tres Chic Holiday Dessert—Only 70 Calories!

Fresh Berry Pavlova with Balsamic Glaze Serves 8 – 70 Calories per serving Serving Size 1 Pavlova II saw a recipe in the newspaper, from Melissa D’Arabian; Raspberry Pavlova that cut the sugar in half making a normal 200+ calorie dessert into only 100 calories....
Recipe + Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Recipe + Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Recipe of the Week Halloween is fast approaching. It’s one of those “trigger times” for all of us “sugarholics.” On the heels of Halloween comes Thanksgiving and Christmas, so it’s time to rally to the occasion and get ready to keep all that weight off that you just...
The Psychology of Overeating

The Psychology of Overeating

Fool Me Once The Psychology of Overeating We believe that people overeat because food tastes really good, or because we’re really hungry. In reality, those are two of the last things that influence how much people eat. We are a nation of mindless eaters. If there is...
Emotional Eating and My Personal Story

Emotional Eating and My Personal Story

Emotional Eating and My Personal Pity Party We all do it. We’re not hungry, we’re stressed or sad or bored and out comes the sugar. I recently had a 2 ½ week pity party for myself where I did everything wrong, and ended up weighing more then I’ve weighed in 6 years!...
Aphrodisiacs for Beginners

Aphrodisiacs for Beginners

My husband Bob always said that he would never go on a cruise. If he couldn’t drive the boat, he simply had no interest in going. But turning 60 had a profound effect on Bob. When I mentioned the possibility of a 7 day cruise through the Eastern Caribbean he said...