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Lifestyle Change and the 5 Love Languages

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / February 11, 2020 /

Can a lifestyle change your relationships? Absolutely! Recently Alan expressed some frustration that he no longer knew what special things to do to show me love and affection since going zero waste. Why is this an issue? Today, in honor of Valentine’s Day, I talk about ways humans show and receive affection and care, how…

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Cooking Oil-Free and Recipe for Creamy Sweet Balsamic Dressing

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / January 28, 2020 /

Last week I explained why I don’t eat oil. Now that we’ve covered the why, let’s get into the details of how to cook without oil. I admit, I had a hard time wrapping my head around how to cook without oil, I mean, I’d only known cooking with oil! How was I going to sauté…

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Why I Don’t Eat Oil

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / January 21, 2020 /

One of the most shocking things people find out when they ask about how I eat is that we don’t use oil, of any kind, at all. I used to, even when I first switched to eating plant-based, but after presented with the evidence-based science, we eliminated added refined oils from our food. There are…

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A Bad Day is Good Data

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / January 14, 2020 /

So it’s the first of the year and many of you have set intentions, goals, and even resolutions for lifestyle changes. Big or small, it takes work and conscious effort. And sometimes we make mistakes. But mistakes aren’t failures! How you handle them and move on makes all the difference. Bad days can produce good…

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Red Curry Pumpkin Soup

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / December 24, 2019 /

Nothing beats a steamy hot bowl of soup on a cold winter’s night! We love soup here at the Lakehouse and I’m always looking to use seasonal vegetables in our soups. This winter squash soup hits the spot with it’s creamy texture and subtle spices. Soon after we moved to the Lakehouse, a friend and…

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Skip Resolutions—Make SMARTER Goals!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / December 17, 2019 /

It’s getting toward the end of the year when people start reflecting upon the past year and thinking about their intentions for the next. About half of people in the US make resolutions at the New Year. But sadly, resolutions don’t work! According to the American Council on Exercise, a quarter of all people who make…

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Buddha Bowls & Trimazing! Sushi Salad Bowl Recipe

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / December 10, 2019 /

Buddha Bowls are named for the big, round shaped bowl they are served in, like Buddha’s tummy. But fear not, this one dish meal is kind to your waistline—no Buddha belly for you! Buddha bowls emphasize lower calorie dense foods (see my post on calorie density for more on this), full of veggies, greens, fruit,…

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Don’t Be so Dense! Understanding Calorie Density

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / December 3, 2019 /

Calories in, calories out, right? Well it turns out there’s much more to it than that. Different foods with the same number of calories can have a completely different effect in your body. And how you prepare the same foods can dramatically change their caloric impact, too. How you get your calories makes a big…

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My Favorite Things

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / November 26, 2019 /

. . Now I’m no Oprah, but I am often asked what my favorite things for plant-based cooking and zero waste are. Being zero waste I don’t often recommend going out and buying new things. However, I recommend these items because they are durable, well-warrantied, and cut down on garbage production. I’m very careful about…

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Food Expiration Dates

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / November 19, 2019 /

Nutrition labels aren’t the only confusing thing on food packaging. In Just the Facts, Ma’am, we went over what terms like “Whole Grain,” “Lite,” and “Zero Trans Fat” really meant, but there’s another area of confusion—those  dates stamped on cans, boxes, and other packages. Misunderstanding these dates leads to food waste and a big hit…

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