For those suffering from emotional eating or compulsive eating, food is more than fuel. It’s a way to handle emotions that can range from stress to loneliness to boredom to even anger. Options for healing and help range from support groups to experts to medication. In addition, some emotional eaters are helped by holistic options, such as calming teas and appetite-reducing chews.
Spicy, crystallized ginger and crunchy cashews are set into rich, dark chocolate in this elegant, irresistible candy bark. Just three ingredients and two hours are all you need to create a perfect dessert or impressive holiday gift!
Chocolate cravings sometimes hit hard. When nothing can stop you, blend up a batch of this guilt-free, dairy-free pudding. Its creaminess comes from a “surprise” healthy ingredient: silky-smooth, whipped avocado! Mix in raw cacao and coconut for rich flavor, plus a sprinkle of cinnamon and vanilla for natural sweetness.
Possibly one of the tastiest research studies ever conducted, a physician set out to evaluate whether chocolate consumption increases intelligence not just in individuals but in entire populations. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, his research showed a link between consuming chocolate and winning Nobel prizes.
Chocolate, pasta, chips and fruit juice aren’t usually considered diet-friendly foods – but they can be, if you know which types to choose! Next time your stomach is growling, switch out your traditional meal or snack for one of these delicious, flat-tummy favorites:
Ice cream off limits? Try this cool peppermint-chocolate smoothie instead. The perfect blend of good-for-you almond milk, raw cacao “chocolate” and a dash of natural mint flavoring, it satisfies cravings—without all the sugar and dairy!
Quote of the day:
One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
Who don’t like s’mores? I’ve never met a person who doesn’t. They’re reminiscent of campfires and Girl or Boy Scouts and happy times.
And who don’t like graham crackers? It’s been my experience as a Super-mom that every kid who comes to our house for a play date, no matter how picky (and, oh, I’ve seen ‘em all), will nod a happy yes when I offer graham crackers at snack time.
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