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Nuts are a staple in my family. A nut bowl was always at my house growing up particularly around the holidays. You could pick up an actual nutcracker and spend time cracking and cleaning for the perfect bite of nut. It was a great tradition, albeit time-consuming. It did make for some mindful eating as… Continue reading »

We are halfway through 2018 (!) so we wanted to round up the BEST and most popular blogs we’ve posted so far. We’ve had a great year of blogs, covering everything from Grey’s Anatomy to #MedMonth. To stay up to date with the latest blogs, subscribe to our blog list. Stay tuned for more great… Continue reading »

  I don’t know where the time has gone, but July 4th is right around the corner! Cookouts, picnics, parties, parades, FOOD! This particular holiday, like a few others in America, is heavily associated with large spreads of food, beverages, and desserts. I love summertime and I love food, so when July 4th approaches each… Continue reading »

  My husband is a vegetarian so we usually get a good portion of our vegetables at dinner. We have been trying out some recipes to swap our protein but I realized that we hadn’t had fruit in a while. For Med Month I decided to make a conscious effort to eat more fruits and… Continue reading »

Eating like those who live in the Mediterranean region has been shown to promote health and decrease risk of many chronic diseases. The Mediterranean-style eating pattern incorporates the basics of healthy eating that are traditionally practiced in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. Eating the Mediterranean way is not only healthy, it is delicious and… Continue reading »

Happy #MedMonth! The Mediterranean-style eating pattern has been shown to promote health and decrease risk of many chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Eating the Mediterranean way is not only healthy, it is delicious and satisfying. Foods that you once thought of as too high in fat or unhealthy, including nuts, olive oil, olives, and… Continue reading »

  The Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less team examined the impact of mindfulness, specifically mindful eating, on weight loss, weight maintenance, and weight regain. The results of this research were published in Current Obesity Reports. We are honored The Washington Post has showcased the study results in a recent article. Additionally, The Chicago Tribune, Women’s… Continue reading »

Mindful eating can be defined as eating with awareness, which is compared to eating out of habit or because of an external stimulus (smell, atmosphere, peer pressure). It refers to being aware of one’s physical and emotional sensations while eating or when in a food-related environment. Mindful eating allows a person to pay attention to signs of… Continue reading »

Calling all current and former Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participants! Do you have a friend or colleague interested joining your healthy journey? For a limited time, refer a friend or colleague and receive a FREE “Cook This, Buy That” Meal Planner and Igloo lunch bag! Your friend or colleague can join any of… Continue reading »

Sheila Bannister is the Health and Wellness Director for ONI Risk Partners in Indianapolis, Indiana. Even as newcomers to the Holiday Challenge, Sheila developed creative strategies to involve her employees and clients. She shares her experience and strategies below. Way to go, Sheila and ONI Risk Partners! Employer Testimonial: Implementing the Holiday Challenge As the… Continue reading »