Author Archives: Lela Reynolds

Self-Care as a Strategy for the Holidays

For 11 months out of the year, it seems easier to be committed to weight loss than for the 1 month at the end of the year. The holidays change everything.  Though the holidays can be a meaningful time to … Continue reading

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Forget Holiday Stress and Weight Gain with Green Smoothies

It’s almost a year now that I and my colleagues have been writing here, and it’s hard to believe that the year has gone so quickly.  I love doing this, because it keeps me searching for ways to beat our … Continue reading

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Salt: The Zero-Calorie Saboteur

Earlier this year, I wrote about sugar and artificial sweeteners and how they can work against you in your weight loss efforts.  I would be missing a big part of the puzzle if I didn’t talk about salt and one … Continue reading

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Simple Solutions for a Complex Problem

The human body is so beautiful in its complexity – especially fascinating to me are the different chemical compounds and systems and how one effects the other.  One chemical – a hormone, let’s say – increases, and another decreases in … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Real about Artificial Sweeteners

After my last article on hidden sugars, where I gave tips on how to find sugars in the ingredients lists of processed foods, I had a terrible thought – in my zeal to drive you away from sugar, I may … Continue reading

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Hide and Sweet: Your Search for Hidden Sugar in Food Products

When thinking about things to eliminate from your diet to promote weight loss, you may have considered reducing your sugar consumption.  The obvious way to do it is to leave the sugar bowl on the shelf, walk away from the … Continue reading

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