Dawn MacLaughlin

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Chew On This …

Next time you’re eating a meal or a snack, observe how many times you chew each bite. Don’t try to modify your habit – just check in and see where …

Wellness

Get Inspiralized!

I gotta admit, I have become a little obsessed with my spiralizer. It gets my vote for kitchen tool of the year. I highly recommend it as a holiday …

Gratitude: It’s Not Just for Thanksgiving

I love this time of year. It feels like gratitude is just overflowing – I feel it swell within me and I sense it in others.<p>Gratitude is a wonderful …

Why you can’t possibly be guilty of self-sabotage

If I had a quarter for every time someone expressed to me, usually with deep frustration: “If only I could stop sabotaging myself!” Well, to all you …

Pleasure: A Necessary But Often Forsaken Ingredient

It’s Halloween, the time for treats (and tricks, but I prefer treats), so let’s talk about pleasure. Here’s what I am wondering:<p>Do you enjoy your …

Nutrition

Now is just not a good time…

October is here. This means we are heading into the holiday season, fast approaching what I like to call the Bermuda Triangle of holidays: Halloween, …

Holidays

Confessions of a Chronic Dieter (Part 3)

This is the third and final part of a 3-part series on my Confessions of a Chronic Dieter. In part 1, I exposed how I became a chronic dieter. In …

Fitness

Confessions of a Chronic Dieter (Part 2)

Last week, in the first post of this 3-part series, I exposed how I became a chronic dieter. This week, in part 2, I turn to the dark side of chronic …

Fitness

Confessions of a Chronic Dieter (Part 1)

Time to come clean: I am a chronic dieter (in recovery).<p>I have been food-restricting, food-obsessing, and food-fearing for the past 7+ years. I have …

Fitness

Your Brain Is A Digestive Organ

Have you ever had the experience where you catch a smell of a food, or you walk by a display of food, and you start salivating? Maybe your stomach …

Wellness

The Obesity Paradox

Today I want to share some thoughts from a book I read recently: <i>The Obesity Paradox: When Thinner Means Sicker and Heavier Means Healthier</i> by Carl J. …

#1 Weight Loss Tip: Relax

Anyone who has ever struggled with managing their weight is probably aware of a relationship between stress and weight – namely, we tend to eat when …

Elevate Your Self-Care: Elevate Your Food Quality

Today I challenge you to up your self-care game by upping the quality of your food. By quality, I am talking about food that is some combination of …

What does chicken really taste like?

Recently I read a book called <i>The Dorito Effect</i> by Mark Schatzker. No, I didn’t read it because I thought it was about Doritos! I learned about it …

Caught in the Nutritional Tornado?

Have you ever been caught up in the nutritional health information tornado? You know, you’re looking for ways to improve your health, so you troll …

Smoothie Mixology 101

The smoothie. A great opportunity to create a nutrient-rich meal and feel like you are indulging in a decadent shake at the same time! Done right, a …

You can’t get there from here – Unless you get in and drive

Ah, summer vacation time. I love vacations – seeing new places, meeting new people, leaving your worries back home where you started (or at least …

Refreshing Summer Gazpacho

Happy July! Today I thought I would share one of my favorite summer recipes with you: Gazpacho. I have been making this soup for many years. I …