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New Year—New Approach

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2009 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

Do diets work for you as long as you follow them but then something always trips you up? Does the onset of a new year make you feel obligated to embark on a big new weight loss regime? Do you hope this year will be different but fear it will be the same as past years? If so, you're not alone. Before you try a new diet, start with a new approach. Here's how:

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Same Same but Different

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

A friend went to Asia years ago and came back using the expression, "same same but different." The expression is used to explain things that are familiar yet unique. So much of the holidays are about tradition. There is a comfort to doing things the same way each year. But remember that you can also carve out a new way for yourself and your family if the old way hasn't been working, particularly when it comes to food, fighting, and even fun. It can be "same same but different."

Keep reading for a great story that might inspire you this holiday season.

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Sweeten Your Season Without Sugar

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2009 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

Sweets and chocolate are many people's weak spot. The holidays can be the hardest time of year to avoid sugar. And the more of it you eat, the more of it you want to eat. Sugar often triggers binges and bouts of overeating. Not to mention that the stress of the holidays can send you looking for the escape that food provides. If you want to find the sweetness of the season without sugar, keep reading.

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3 Ways to Try a New Approach This Holiday Season

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

The first Hanukkah candle gets lit tonight and the countdown to Christmas begins. Then, there's the solstice, Kwanza and so many other reasons to party and eat. You might already have had your fair share of seasonal cheer, and food, and it's only December 11th. If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over, and over again but expecting different results then, take a more sane (and by more sane, we mean different) approach to the holidays this year.

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Holiday Binge Eating

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2009 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

Are you dreading the arrival of the cookie platters to your workplace? Are you resigned to the fact that you're going to gain weight in the weeks to come so why bother fighting it? Would you be willing to believe that there could be a different way of approaching the holidays than you have in the past? If so, keep reading. This year can be different than the ghosts of holidays past (especially when it comes to your eating habits).

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