13 Apr '12, 3pm

'Unjunk Your Junk Food': Real alternatives to unhealthy treats: In fact, I didn't think about food much at all e...

'Unjunk Your Junk Food': Real alternatives to unhealthy treats: In fact, I didn't think about food much at all e...

I recently had the eye-opening experience of losing several pounds in just a few days while at an R&R retreat at Kripalu, in Massachusetts. As a normally very active person, I wasn't doing much more actual "working out" than I normally do, but there was one big difference in my days — I wasn't cooking, preparing food while hungry, or searching for snacks at odd hours. In fact, I didn't think about food much at all each day until I entered the dining hall at mealtime and chose from many delicious, always-healthy options in front of me. For me, that seemed to do the trick. With no sweet drinks, alcohol, dessert, processed foods or "treats" around, I ate big plates of food three times a day — and still lost weight quickly and without expecting to. It made me realize how all my little "snacks" really add up to a larger pants size. So it was perfect timing that I received a new...

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