Food For Thought

The Official Healthy Food Now Blog

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Use the Clock to Help You Stick to Your Nutrient-Dense Guns

Coach Caroline, 07/13/2016

Our brains are hard-wired to seek pleasure in the form of calorie-dense food, and our environment controls our eating behavior, which makes it hard to stick with a healthy diet. Imposing some structure to your eating routines can help...

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The Refrigerator and Pantry Makeover: Unhealthy Food Out, Healthy Food In!

Kate Glover, 07/06/2016

Transitioning to a healthy diet can be difficult, especially in the beginning. Don’t make healthy eating harder by expecting yourself to resist the highly-palatable foods in your refrigerator/pantry. Try a kitchen makeover by...

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Therapy is not Necessary to Overcome Bad Eating Habits

Coach Caroline, 06/22/2016

Millions of years of successful evolution has given us the desire to take advantage of calories when they’re available. Having struggled with compulsive eating for literally decades, I've finally found a way to stick with my healthy eating goals...

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What Should I Eat on a Nutrient-Dense Diet?

Coach Caroline, 06/16/2016

The processed foods that comprise many diets are strongly linked to heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. On the flip side, nutrient-dense foods decrease your risk of succumbing to those leading causes of death. Here are the basics...

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8 Ways to Lose Weight to Get Ready for Summer

Kayla Sheely , 05/16/2016

Summer is just around the corner, and everyone is frantically working to get their body in tip top summer shape. Here are 8 (healthy) ways to lose weight, with results that will last longer than the summer sun rays...

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How to Stop Compulsive Eating

Coach Caroline, 04/20/2016

Have you defaulted to the widespread and highly popular “See Food Diet”? If you regularly eat food that’s not in alignment with your health values, you might benefit from my answer to this question: How do you stop compulsive eating?

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“I Used to Be Vegan, But...”

Coach Caroline, 03/29/2016

There is a common belief in the vegan and vegetarian community that eliminating animal products from one’s diet is all that is necessary to optimize health. But, unfortunately, the vegan menu is not good enough to support long-term health.

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“At Least I Eat Better than Most People I Know!”

Coach Caroline, 03/22/2016

I am sure you have never used the reasoning, “at least I eat better than most people I know!”-- but perhaps a friend or associate has insisted as much? If so, read on. Let's explore the logic behind such statements.

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Invest in Your Health by Hiring a Diet Coach (for the Long Haul)

Coach Caroline, 02/23/2016

The problem isn’t that you don’t know what to eat for health and weight loss—the real problem is that you don’t know how to change deeply entrenched, decades-long food habits. Hiring a diet coach can help!

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Enjoy Bad Food

Coach Caroline, 02/04/2016

To change your food choices, first change your eating behavior. By injecting self-control into how you go about eating, you’ll slowly gain more discipline over what you eat.

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