Monday, January 18, 2021

Real Deal Nominated for Illuminating Blogger Award!

So grateful to Dr. Deah Schwartz for nominating The Real Deal for the Illuminating Blogger Award — a fabulous award presented by “Food Stories” that anyone can bestow on their fellow bloggers for illuminating, informative blog content. We are proud to be a part of the blogging community that empowers women with healthy coping strategies […]

Julia Child, The Art of (Re)Valuing Food

“I had my first French meal and I never got over it. It was just marvelous. We had oysters and a lovely dry white wine. And then we had one of those lovely scalloped dishes and the lovely, creamery buttery sauce. Then we had a roast duck and I don’t know what else.” ~Julia Child […]

#10: Cherish the First Bite!

This is the ninth of 108 tips to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time. #10 of 108: Cherish the First Bite! For years, I have taught workshops on mindfully eating a piece of chocolate or slowly savoring a glass of wine. But anyone who really […]

I Choose NOT to Diet for Summer — you?

Bikinis & Bathing Suits, Toning Up, Beaches, Dieting, Friends, Losing Weight, Vacation & Watching What You Eat = Summer Fun! Wait a minute –something about that doesn’t sound fun (or healthy)! That’s because it’s not. Summer is meant to be a time to enjoy warmer weather by engaging in outdoor activities like swimming, picnics, farmer’s […]

Stop lying to yourself about your eating habits

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Juan I used to have an eating disorder, actually I still do, I’m just no longer lying to myself and in total denial of it. When I was at school and college I was very active. I was always in a Lacrosse team and got into the outdoors in […]

4 Keys To Improving Your Body Image

Graciously re-posted from Gurze Publications Whether we are in grade school, high school, college — or beyond — we can benefit from increasing our body esteem.  We know that negative body image contributes directly to an array of issues, to overall dissatisfaction and unhappiness, but also it is important to see that our bodies also […]

Baking Therapy

This guest post graciously contributed by The Baker Chick. When I started my blog in February 2011 I was desperate for a new creative outlet. Being an actor in NYC, I often felt like I wasn’t really able to use the artist side of myself. So, I thought that creating something- anything would help. I […]

(Re)Defining, (Re)Valuing Food

From Hussa’s book, Healthy Selfitude Food is so much more than food.  It is so much more than fast food, healthy food, raw food or junk food.  I believe food has a value that we have completely lost sight of in this culture and if we are to reverse the unhealthy cultural norms facing our […]

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