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    Practicing Portion Control with Chobani Simply 100 Crunch

    Y’all. I have a (not so) serious problem. I love food. I am incapable of portion control. I clearly need to always be actively training to run stupid-long distances, because I always eat as if I am about to run 100 miles. This is fantastic when I’m actually training for ultras, because I properly fuel with enormous amounts of vegan and vegetarian goodies. And nachos. And coffee. However, while my body may take breaks between races, my appetite doesn’t. I cannot seem to stop myself from eating all the things, all the time.  You’d think that cooking with only veggies and grains, this wouldn’t be a huge problem. And you’d be correct. Except…

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    How to Dodge the Holiday Binge Bullet

    Winter is synonymous with eating. From Halloween to New Years Day (or in my case end of January to accommodate Ukrainian holidays,) it seems like absolutely everything revolves around food. It’s a nightmare for anyone trying to lose weight, maintain weight, or avoid falling into a food coma. Plus it’s colder out, so a small part of you doesn’t mind hiding a few extra lumps under those cute baggy cable knit sweaters, leggings, and boots. The same cannot be said for the summer, when every body flaw is on display to the world. I have an insatiable appetite. Pot roasts, creamy soups, buttery mashed potatoes – does your mouth not water just thinking…