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What Do Eating And Crossing The Street And Have in Common?

Do You Look Both Ways? Didn’t your parents teach you to look both ways before you cross the street?  The very act of looking and analyzing the situation before you step off the curb means that you are being mindful of your surroundings and aware of potential problems – like a car or bike speeding […]

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What’s In Your Cupboards — And Why Is It There?

Take a look in your fridge and in your cupboards. What’s in there? Why did you buy it and when? Sometimes figuring out what to buy and eat is really tough. Here are a baker’s dozen categories. Which do you fall into most frequently?

1. Are you a bargain shopper looking to get the largest amount of food for your money — so you buy a dozen of what’s on sale or two of the gigantic size at Costco? Check your cupboard or the back of your fridge there still might be some “bargains” left over from two years ago.

2. Do you look for the most calories for your money (supersize me) — the biggest bang for your buck? This often goes hand in hand with #1 above.

3. Do you want the best nutrition for your money so you shop in CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) or go on the hunt for country farm stands? Do you then end up with so much produce that some of it rots and you have to toss it –- or, you’re so overloaded with kale or spinach that you never want to look at it again?

4. Do you buy only what you want to eat – with no regard to cost, calories, or meal planning of any kind? My guess is that most people in this group

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