Falling stars are supposed to be a lucky sign, but not for Austen. Her new job as a secretary in an international games company isn't off to a good start. Her first assignment - decorating the Christmas tree in the lobby - results in a trip to the ER after Dee, the company's second-in-command, gets hit by the star-shaped tree topper. Dee blames her instant attraction to Austen on her head wound, not the magic of the falling star. She's determined not to act on it.
"How to Fight Sweet Cravings When Sugar Is Everywhere" is from the August 5, 2016 Health section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jae Berman and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
A Christian woman has an affair. It's a betrayal beyond mention. She stands to lose everything. Mona Leigh Anderson, a good mother and even better wife, is unaware that her tidy and sheltered world is going to explode into a thousand pieces. And by her own hand, she launches the grenade of destruction. Brian Anderson is a principled man, a leader in the church. Never in all his days did he believe his marriage could come to such a heart-rending testing of his faith, although this is exactly what he's about to endure.
It would be a sad state if the only solution to optimal health were to cut out all sugar. To avoid the birthday cake, milkshake, ice cream and the oh-so-perfect chocolate chip cookie would be a true shame.
Although it is difficult, with some thought, strategy and determination, you can thrive during this season. Start 2017 with good health and momentum, rather than a long list of resolutions.
Wake up before sunrise to go running. Purposefully avoid breakfast or a snack in the hope of saving calories. Assume that “more intense” is always better, whether it be in a workout or an eating plan.
I am going to fill you in on a major secret of good nutrition: Healthier eating often has nothing to do with superfoods, metabolism or the perfect balance of nutrients, but rather with being prepared. That’s right — just like the Boy Scouts. In this case, what we need to be prepared with is food that is in line with our values and health goals.