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7 reasons not to give up chocolate in 2008


Like many other people, perhaps you’re planning some New Years resolutions?
Here are a few reasons why ‘giving up chocolate’ should NOT be on your list, even if you do want to lose some weight …

Chocolate is an anti-depressant

Serotonin, endorphins and phenylethylamine are all lurking in your chocolate bar, and these are mood-enhancers as well as […]

The Easy Way to Tackle Major Diet Changes for Your New Year’s Resolution


I used to avoid making New Year’s resolutions as they seemed so silly and unattainable. Exercise more, eat right, take my vitamins, etc., etc., etc. But last New Year’s I embraced the tradition with some very specific milestones. By breaking my wish list into baby steps, I am once again moving forward […]

Post-Holiday Detox Tea


Phew, the holidays are almost over, and I don’t know about you, but I’m stuffed! Before we hit up the last of the season’s craziness – New Year’s Eve – it’s time to recharge with a little detox tea.
If you’re feeling bloated, puffy or just plain gross, this tea is the cure. Drink a few […]

An Open Letter to Mr.Cheesecake


 
To my dear sweetness, Mr. Cheesecake,
I have put this off for far too long. I can no longer see you.
No, please do not blame yourself! It’s not you. It’s me.
Ever since I laid eyes on your ample creamy bosom, I felt my heart skipping a beat. I could never resist all those secret meetings we had in the middle […]

Paring Down The Calories In Recipes


It’s the new year, time to recover from the holiday overabundance of high calorie meals. Time to be smarter about food choices. One way to eat healthier is to reduce the calories by using healthier alternatives in the meals we prepare.
Cut the fat and sugar
You can reduce fat and sugar in a recipe without losing flavor. […]

Happy New Year! Resolutions You Can Live With


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It’s New Year’s Day, so welcome to 2007. Once Chinese New Year comes around, it will be the Year of the Pig, but that’s no reason to call the year a wash already. Many of us make New Year’s resolutions only to break them by Valentine’s day, but that needn’t be the […]