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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Your Last Supper Fantasy

By melanieavalon / February 29, 2016

Who doesn’t love the random questions game? That thing you do with your bored friend, family member, or potential love interest, typically on a scale of¬†“What’s your favorite color?” to “What’s your deepest, darkest secret?” And somewhere in the middle lands, “If you only had one meal left, what would you eat?” When this comes […]

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5 Ways To Minimize Christmas Party (Weight) Damage

By melanieavalon / December 24, 2015

Who doesn’t love the crescendo of this merry time of year, with all its commercialized cookie cutter Christmas spirit?¬†It’s a time of friends, family, and peace on earth. It’s also a time of indulgences which we write off as collateral damage for next year. After all, what are New Years resolutions for, if not #dealing? […]

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The Bottomless Soup Bowl

By melanieavalon / November 7, 2015

When it comes to food and fullness, perception is everything, and environmental cues matter. In¬†a 2005 study¬†conducted by Cornell University professors, 54 participants attended a lunch. Half of the participants ate tomato soup from normal bowls, while the other half unowingly ate from magical self-refilling bowls. No matter how much soup they ate, the bowl […]

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How to Lose Post-Pregnancy Pounds (Which Are A Good Thing!)

By melanieavalon / September 21, 2015

I wrote the following article for a¬†guest post¬†and book giveaway at The Practically Perfect Baby website. (PracticallyPerfectBaby.com) The site is an awesome resource for new parenting tips and tricks, and I’m honored to partner with them!   Pregnancy is a beautiful testimony to how eating, storing, and using fat, are necessary and natural processes promoting […]

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Trick Yourself Into Burning More Calories! (The Milkshake Study)

By melanieavalon / August 16, 2015

  Deluding¬†yourself is usually not a good thing… except when it’s a good thing.¬†A 2011 study¬†conducted at Yale,¬†found that¬†perception¬†of calorie intake influences the body’s hormonal and metabolic response to calorie intake.¬†Check out my YouTube Video on the study, or just keep reading! The study administered a 380 calorie milkshake to 46 participants, in two separate […]

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Reader Q&A: Intermittent Fasting Beverages; Stubborn Fat

By melanieavalon / August 5, 2015

Today’s Q&A comes from Amy, who has experience with 24 hour fasts, but is now giving¬†Intermittent Fasting¬†a go! “I just purchased¬†your book¬†from Amazon and I’m anxious to jump in. I have two questions for you. All information that I read on IF talks about fasting from food but I haven’t yet seen anything in regards […]

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Why You Eat Things You Don’t Even Like

By melanieavalon / February 6, 2015

While we may believe we’re in control of what we do each day, an estimated 40-45% of our actions are actually¬†habits.¬†Yep,¬†a large portion¬†of our day runs on an intensely dedicated autopilot, resistant to change. As discussed in Charles Duhigg’s¬†The Power of Habit,¬†habits function in a cue-routine-reward loop. We experience a trigger for our habit (the […]

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