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Thursday
Jan082015

The Crave Game

Do your food cravings get the best of you? 

Do you believe you just need more willpower to control them?

For most of us, at some point food cravings creep up on us. For some of us, however, cravings become a constant barrier to our health and weight loss goals, often causing us to feel out of control with our eating. We should be capable of gathering enough willpower to ignore them, we tell ourselves, but more often than not, we come up short. 

Consider a different understanding of your battle for a moment. What if cravings had little to do with willpower and more to do with physiology? 

 

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Monday
Jun232014

What about Salt?

For years we've been told that high salt intake leads to high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Lately, however, new research has muddied the water a bit with more nuanced findings around the impact of sodium on overall health, particularly in certain populations. Do we really need to cut out as much salt as possible? Should we simply throw out our salt shakers altogether? Is it really a question of "how low can you go," or do we need to maintain a certain level? Is sodium simply a flavoring, or does the body have a legitimate use for it? Read on to learn more about the role sodium plays in our functioning, and what considerations should influence how salt fits into our Healthy Way of Eating plan.

 

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