06 Mar

Seasonal Eating

denni Hopefully by now we’ve all begun to heed the plea for eating “local". Buying foods that are produced close to where we live rather than those that have been shipped from across the country or the world makes sense. Foods that have been recently harvested have the best nutritional value, the best flavor, are most affordable and have the least environmental impact.

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26 Feb

Foods That Wreck Your Diet

denni The holidays were ripe with opportunities to throw us off the Phase One wagon. There’s a saying about not letting the best be the enemy of the good. In other words, don’t fall for eating something you know will really be a problem for you just because you know you can’t be “perfectly Phase One” at any given time. It’s better to figure out ahead of time how you can cheat a little without totally blowing it.

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Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause I, personally, do not have much of a sweet tooth. But the first time I went on Phase one, I had the most vicious craving for a chocolate bar I had ever experienced in my life. Soda - something I had given up years before I'd ever gone on Phase one - all of the sudden seemed irresistible. 

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04 Jul

Why Reading Labels Is Important

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Reading labels on the backs food containers can quickly digress into a chemistry lesson; this is part of why, in my opinion, it is an important thing to do, at least on occasion. Hopefully, when following the Phase 1 or Phase 2 eating plan, the ingredient lists on the packaging of the foods you buy is getting shorter and shorter. 

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04 Jul
Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Kyle Drew has an excellent piece in this month's edition of Know This, our monthly newsletter. In it, he discusses one of the more recent trends in dieting – the Paleo diet. 

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