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Healthy Dinners: the Simple Plate Method Way

The Plate Method with chicken, butternut squash and string beans

Trying to eat healthy, but you don’t know how? You’ll know what to eat when you let the plate method guide you. You push yourself to follow your strict eating plan and deprive yourself of all things yummy. But you’re pulled to give it all…

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This is Better Than Willpower for Sticking to Your Diet

stack of gooey chocolate chip cookies

Imagine walking by a warm plate of ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies. You can nearly sense the buttery feeling on your fingertips and the melting of the chocolate in your mouth as the fragrance of freshly-baked sugar, flour and chocolate dances by. But you smile and…

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The Easy (Really) Way to Rock Your Health Goals

3 questions to help you find your gateway health goal

It’s time to embrace easy! Easy is the path to meeting those health goals you’ve been struggling with. Yes, I really do mean that. Over the years, clients have told me that they have to ride themselves hard and make big sweeping changes. Otherwise, they…

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6 Steps to Smarter New Year’s Resolutions

New's Year's resolutions and celebration

Here’s a smart way to see the results you’ve been chasing with those New Year’s Resolutions. And surprise! It’s easier than you think. In fact, hard is the reason too many New Year’s goals and resolutions fail. “I’m going to lose 50 pounds.” “I’m getting…

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How Saying “I can’t eat that” Ruins Healthy Eating

cookies on a platter may lead to emotional eating

“I can’t eat that!” And other negative thoughts that derail healthy eating. Even if it’s only in your head, words have power. So let’s choose our words carefully. Maybe you’re surprised to learn that negative thoughts might be holding you back. I’m not because I’ve…

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How to Manage Food Cravings for Sweet or Salty Favorites

craving chocolate: Godiva chocolate and Starbucks

Craving something sweet? Or something salty? Food cravings don’t have to be the undoing of your healthy eating plan. Wow, a lot of people I know are stressed out by food cravings. They ask how to stop craving sweets or how to lose weight when…

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Your Brain’s Autopilot is Destroying Your Diet

If you’re frequently mad at yourself for overeating, not preparing wholesome food or failing to exercise, the solution may lie in your thought processes and the words you say to yourself. Diet self-sabotage is a real thing. Read on to learn about the mind traps…

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Learn to Stop Emotional Eating

Cupcakes to soothe anger. Chips to tamp down frustration. Ooey-gooey cheesey dishes to numb hurt feelings. Emotional eating, for sure. These strategies to deal with negative emotions may work in the short run. Maybe. Possibly. But an unwelcomed side effect of emotional eating is that…

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Reset Your Day in 5 Minutes or Less

Everyone needs a do-over now and then. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to reset right now! Don’t wait until the morning – or Monday – to start fresh. I know how hard lifestyle changes are. They’re hard for me and they’re hard for my…

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5 Weight Loss Diet Strategies Worthy of New Year’s Resolutions

Weight Loss Diet Plate

Is a weight loss diet part of your New Year’s plan? If you’re making New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, you can up your chances of success by creatively and purposefully making a plan. Willpower is way over-rated. So are very restricted diets. Here are…

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Hi there! I'm Jill, a nutrition & diabetes expert and the author of 4 books.

Jill Weisenberger

I believe simple changes in health habits can bring you life-changing rewards.

And I believe willpower is way overrated.

Right here is where you can discover the mindset and habits to stick with healthy lifestyle choices most of the time - and drop the guilt when you don't.

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