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The Anti-Diet: How To Replace a Sure-To Fail-Dieters Mindset with Positive Long Term Behavior.

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What's wrong with dieting? Studies show that despite some short term gains with diet plans such at the Atkins Diet, Weight Watchers, South Beach and more, over 90% of diets fail.  The reason diets fail is because they are based on exhausting and unattainable goals: giving up entire food groups, trying to maintain work and positivity in the face of hunger, exercising when exhausted from under-eating.   Ok-- well, what should I do instead? I want to eat well but I am consumed by unhealthy cravings!  We believe that the one way to use a diet is to reset in order to eliminate...

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What is Whole30 Anyway?

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We have been offering Whole30 approved meals here at Cooked for a while, but why? and what does Whole30 mean exactly? The Whole30 reset is designed to help people identify food sensitivities that they are unaware of. Many people suffer from digestion issues, or that general feeling of “not great” after eating a meal. Whole30 wants to help you figure out what foods could be causing you to feel that way. We all know that certain foods are not great for us: trans-fats, saturated fats, sugar, refined grains…. But what if it is dairy that is making you gassy? what if your...

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Turmeric: Beyond the Curry

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Here at Cooked we love spices. A dash of cinnamon, a sprinkle of cumin or a pinch of saffron can make a dish come alive by adding depth and flavor. In addition to flavor enhancing qualities, many spices have been used throughout history for medicinal purposes.Turmeric in particular has been used for centuries as part of Ayurvedic healing practices in southeast Asia to help with issues such as pain, fatigue, rheumatism and breathing issues. In recent years scientists have begun testing some of these health claims in the lab and in human research studies.While not all of turmeric's claims have been...

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Getting out of Town? Here are 4 of Our Favorite Healthy Vacation Destinations

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If healthy living, balance, and well-being are your goals there are now ample places to vacation that will help you on your quest.  From family-friendly ranches, to spas, to detox-from wifi and coffee get-away's, and nature retreats, reaching wellness goals can now be as easy as just getting away.  1. Rancho La Puerta- Set at the base of Mt. Kuchumaa in Baja California this fitness and spa retreat encourages integrative health for women and men of all ages. Rancho offers fitness classes, organic cuisine, and a good dose of relaxation as well.  Rancho also offers hiking trails, swimming pools, and...

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An Interview with Judith from Everydaywhole.com

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We got the opportunity to chat with Judith- a moderator from a fantastic Whole 30 Facebook support group and the website everydaywhole.com. Check out some of her summertime Whole 30 advice below! Hi Judith! Can you tell us a little bit about the Whole30 Facebook support group? How did it begin, and what can users find there today?  Yes! Our Whole 30 Facebook support group began in 2015  - it originally began as a local group of about 40 moms who lived north of Boston and were trying Whole 30 for the first time. Back then (!), Whole 30 was far...

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