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Latkes & Chicken Parm: Chrismukkah Holiday Meals

Latkes & Chicken Parm: Chrismukkah Holiday Meals

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My husband likes to joke that our family isn’t interfaith, we’re Matzo-Pizza—we get all the schmaltz-laden, potato-y Jewish food from my side, and the porky, gooey Italian abbondanza from his. Neither of us comes from a tradition of moderation. But my family is chock-full of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. My youngest brother and I […]

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Three Simple Tricks to Lose Weight During the Holidays

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Thanksgiving Day, 1995: My first major family gathering since getting serious about weight loss. I was already down almost 70 pounds (I’d go on to lose 100), but I had yet to endure the Koenig specialty: a full-force food fest paired with family-triggered emotional mishegoss. My plan was simple: Avoidance. Before the big meal, I’d […]

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Healthy Halloween Treats: Easy Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

Healthy Halloween Treats: Easy Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

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My name is Debbie, and I’m a snackaholic. Some days, I snack my way through—no need to stop for lunch, I’ll just grab another nibble. Back when I weighed 260 pounds, this habit was a big part of the problem. A “snack” might start as a single chocolate chip cookie, but snack time would go […]

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The Evolution of a Healthy Cook

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I wasn’t always a good cook. And I certainly wasn’t a healthy one. Growing up the only daughter in a family with four kids, I often helped my mom in the kitchen. I sliced mountains of mushrooms, stirred pots of simmering soup, kneaded challah dough on Friday afternoons. But I didn’t cook an entire meal […]

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The Secret to Losing Weight: Change Your Goal

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Knowing that I needed to lose 100 pounds kept me from trying. For years. I’d step onto the scale (only when necessary, of course) and watch the dial leap all the way to the right, zipping past the normal-weight numbers I knew I’d never reach. Since the summer after sixth grade I’d started a diet […]

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