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CNN.com: How messiness, self-criticism and screens cause you to eat poorly

CNN.com: How messiness, self-criticism and screens cause you to eat poorly

Although food is a necessity for all humans, how we eat typically varies significantly from person to person. And while our food preferences and dislikes help determine what we actually put into our mouths — which ultimately influences our health

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CNN.com: These are the hidden pitfalls of popular diets you just resolved to follow

CNN.com: These are the hidden pitfalls of popular diets you just resolved to follow

  If you’ve resolved to eat healthier at one point or another, you may have been enticed by popular nutrition trends, like organic or gluten-free eating, or even vegetarianism. Although these seemingly healthy eating styles may be tempting to try,

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CNN.com: Forget New Year’s health goals, try ‘Monday resolutions’ instead

CNN.com: Forget New Year’s health goals, try ‘Monday resolutions’ instead

  According to some experts, rather than setting a year-long goal at the start of the year, a more effective approach is to make “Monday resolutions”: weekly goals that can be thought of as mini-resolutions, taking advantage of the natural

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CNN.com: What makes eggnog so addictive?

CNN.com: What makes eggnog so addictive?

  It’s the time of year for seasonal food trends: apple begets pumpkin spice begets butternut squash and sweet potato-rich foods. And now peppermint and eggnog. Some of these are more universally enjoyed than others. But I wondered what exactly

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CNN.com: Gluten-free diet not healthy for everyone

CNN.com: Gluten-free diet not healthy for everyone

  There was a time when gluten, a mixture of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, was something of a foreign term. Not many people had heard of it, and the few who needed to avoid it found meals

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CNN.com: Why is pizza so addictive?

CNN.com: Why is pizza so addictive?

  A deliciously fresh pizza pie with warm baked dough, salty tomato sauce and gooey cheese is a delight for the senses. There are few foods that could satisfy me on a daily basis, but pizza is one of them.

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CNN.com: How to ‘cheat’ on your diet without ruining it

CNN.com: How to ‘cheat’ on your diet without ruining it

  Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures, so with just about every diet I’ve ever prescribed, I’ve given “permission” for people to incorporate their favorite treats. It’s something I make room for in my own daily life and believe

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CNN.com: Common myths about bloating, deflated

CNN.com: Common myths about bloating, deflated

  Thanksgiving is upon us, which means in just a couple of months, it will be time to deflate from holiday calorie overload. But before you feast, consider this: Though excess calories consumed during meals can certainly contribute to a

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CNN.com: A healthier Thanksgiving in 8 traditional, simple, calorie-conscious courses

CNN.com: A healthier Thanksgiving in 8 traditional, simple, calorie-conscious courses

  Thanksgiving is a time for feasting, certainly not fasting or dieting. But if you’re kicking off the holiday season with your health in mind, there are a few smart switches you can make on Turkey Day that will help

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CNN.com: Which alcoholic beverages are more diet-friendly?

CNN.com: Which alcoholic beverages are more diet-friendly?

  I often tell people to steer clear of alcoholic beverages when trying to lose weight. After all, they don’t exactly provide nutritious calories, and consuming them can make it increasingly more challenging to lose weight. But that doesn’t stop

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