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    Hunger vs Appetite

    By Claudia Wilson It can be really difficult to figure out true physical hunger. Sometimes we want something so bad, it starts to feel like a need; it morphs into a need. This is often how I feel with clothes. TBH, I really don’t need another article of clothing. Truly. But then my mind is flooded with all the perks of a certain something and before I know it, the shoes in question have gone from “oooh, those are cute” to “OH! I think those could be really useful; after all they’re a different shade of black, have a different heel, different fabric and a different attitude (yes, I just…

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    7 Secrets of Thinness

    By Claudia Wilson Before anyone comes unglued, I’m not preaching a bias towards being thin.  But a title such as, “Secrets of The Appropriate Weight for Height” just doesn’t have the same allure.  Nor does, “Secrets of The Reasonably Healthy, Fit, and Just Right Weight”. Okay, so just hear me out.  I’m talking about the habits of people who don’t seem to go up and down and weight continually and they manage to keep their weight within a healthy range (and a range that they’re comfortable with) for a long period of time.  They also don’t seem super preoccupied or stressed about it; HINT, HINT.  Here’s the do’s and don’ts…

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    H2O Habit

    By Claudia Wilson Let’s get right to the point – how much water should you drink? Here it is: Divide your weight (lbs) in half. Those are the ounces of water you need per day to keep you well hydrated. For every hour of exercise, add 16 ounces. For example: Weight = 150 lbs ÷ 2 = 75oz water per day +16oz water for an hour of walking =91oz water per day These are my recommendations; that’s your baseline. For some of you it means significantly increasing your water intake. I’m aware that it also means you are significantly increasing the number of times you’re visiting the restroom. Well, would…

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    Full Confession

    By Claudia Wilson Full Confession… I don’t like salmon.  There, I’ve said it.  It’s out of the way and we can move on, maybe.  Maybe you’ve decided that in spite of my knowledge, experience and the ridiculous initials after my name, that I might not have anything to offer you. Because I don’t like salmon? If you’re still reading, I have more to confess.  I don’t like dark chocolate.  I know, I know.  Oh, wait, you have a dark chocolate brand that I would really like?  You think tha  t I just haven’t had the “right” dark chocolate, otherwise I would enjoy it?  Ya, ya, I’ve heard it all. Believe me, I’m…

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    OTP: What it IS, What it ISN’T.

    By Claudia Wilson THE ONE-TWO PUNCH (OTP) can, at first glance, be considered a form of portion control. By visualizing your fist for the amount of protein and amount of carbohydrate you have you are essentially measuring, but I like to call it guesstimating, eyeballing, sizing up, so to speak. Practicing OTP will likely increase the amount of protein you are eating. And it will likely decrease the amount of carbohydrate you are eating. It’s supposed to do that. It’s intentional. And it will more than likely increase the amount of fat you are eating. Intentional again. And, yes, I STRONGLY believe that OTP could also be called HOW TO…

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    What’s With All the Initials? GEEZ!

    By Claudia Wilson I know it’s obnoxious. Basically I’m a very highly trained, experienced and certified EATING COACH. It’s a lot of initials but my first love is talking and interacting with people. Looking at ALL aspects of a person’s life, interviewing them essentially. Understanding them to the point that I can convey my knowledge and experience to empower them to feel good; to feel peaceful and triumphant – the olive logo is intentional! I love my job and have a ton of fun, but yes, I worked very hard first. I’ll break down the acronyms for you: MS – Master’s of science in foods and nutrition, with an emphasis…

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    Let’s Start with the Olive

    By Claudia Wilson Why The Olive Logo? Besides the clever play on words (say it: OLIVE, ALL OF…), the olive branch has long been held as a sign of peace or victory. I am passionate about helping individuals find peace with food and victory over their conflicts and struggles with food and their bodies. I wholeheartedly believe it’s possible to truly enjoy food, not restrict or deny , and find comfort and satisfaction (even enjoyment) in the way our bodies look and move. In addition, olive oil offers a delicious, satiating and healthy type of fat to almost anything — salads, salad dressings, vegetables, grilled foods, breads, and sauces. Have…