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How to Keep a Food Journal

At the start of this 21-day experiment, I vowed to keep a food journal, something I typically resist. Update: It’s been going…pretty well! Now, I can’t say that I have kept meticulous daily records of everything I have eaten, no matter how good or bad, with notes on my hunger and fullness levels before and after. What I can say […]

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February is Slow-Cooker Month on Simply Stated!

This month we’re all about the slow-cooker on Simply Stated. We’ll be sharing some of our favorite recipes from our editors and our friends around the web through the end of February. But to kick things off, we want to know what is your favorite thing to make in the slow cooker? Upload photos and share your favorite recipe on […]

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Do You Eat Your Kids’ Leftovers?

One of the devils I didn’t feel applied to me too much was little devils—a.k.a., eating your kids’ leftovers. Yes, I do have a toddler, but she eats pretty much what we eat, so I don’t often have the opportunity to snatch, say, fries off her plate or finish up her mac and cheese. But this little devil reared its […]

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Adding in Exercise

Sloth: A definite diet devil, and the personal bane of my existence. One thing that made me happy when I first met with Heather (and she says the same thing in Bread is the Devil) was that I didn’t have to start exercising if I wasn’t doing it already. Well…I wasn’t doing it already. And hadn’t been consistent with exercise […]

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Sticking to an Eating Schedule

The past 24 hours have been my experiment with the neweating schedule Heather came up with for me. And I’m happy to say it’s working! Yesterday afternoon, I had some celery, carrots, and peppers plus tea as a snack  at about 4 (Heather suggested fruit and tea, but I had already packed the vegetables). Picked up my daughter, got her […]

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Adjusting Your Eating Schedule

I had another follow up with Heather today, and we spent most of it troubleshooting the structure of my eating day. Here’s how it looks: 7:30AM: breakfast 11AM: snack 12:30PM: lunch 4PM: snack 7PM: half a block of cheese at the kitchen counter because I just got home from work and am starving 9PM: dinner Clearly there are some issues […]

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The Struggle with Sweets

I’m still struggling a bit with sweets. Somehow they crept into my diet in a big way—bigger than I thought, now that I’m keeping a food journal. It seems like every day, every night, even though I’m planning and doing well with the meals and snacks, I still sneak something sweet into my food. At work the other day it […]

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Recipe Ideas for Spinach

In my big grocery shop this weekend, I bought a big—no, giant—bag of spinach. A bunch of the recipes I plan to make this week contain spinach, so I needed a lot. Yesterday on my commute home, I started thinking (don’t ask me why) of all the things I could do with that giant bag of spinach. Here’s what I […]

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Thinner by Monday, Success!

It’s Monday, and the verdict is in: I am thinner! Well, I don’t know if I’m actually thinner (I didn’t weigh myself this morning and my clothes feel the same), but I’m definitely less puffy and sluggish and I feel great! I credit that to making smart choices over the weekend. It wasn’t all picture-perfect eating, but I did well […]

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Late-Night Snacking

Late-night snacking is one of my biggest diet devils. For some reason, about an hour after dinner, I get a little thought in my head: Hmm, something sweet would be good right now. Sometimes, I stave it off by eating a little of this, a little of that… Other times, I go for the sweets full force and end up […]

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