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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

Why Diets Don’t Work

Every January, you vow to go on a diet, get fit, and lose weight. And every February, you lose steam and feel like a failure. Sound familiar?

Here’s the thing: it’s not your lack of willpower or self-control that’s the problem, it’s the dieting mentality itself. Diets and food rules set us up for failure and more than 90 to 95 percent of people who lose weight on diets will regain it back.… Read more »

What’s it Like to Shift to Plant-based Eating?

A few months ago, my wife and I decided to shift to plant-based eating. She had been heading in that direction for a little while, but for me the change was more or less over night. This isn’t a post about the reasons for shifting to plant-based foods—whether it’s a health thing, or related to the environment, politics or ethics—it’s simply to relay … Read more »

How to Reheat Leftover Anything

Leftovers. They make our days more livable, our lunchtimes more tasty. Without them we’d be making new meals three times a day, and that’s no way to live. But as long as there have been leftovers, there have been people asking important questions about how best to re-heat them for optimum flavor impact. Today, those questions are … Read more »

How to Use Your Oven Like a Pro

Your oven can either start a fire in your food-loving soul or one that requires an extinguisher depending on how you use it. Try these tips for getting the tastiest results without burning down the house! Read more »

Conversation Starters for Every Occasion

We’ve all been there. Maybe it’s a work function, or a family reunion, or a party with people we don’t know that well. And there a palpable feeling that somebody needs to say something, but no one knows how to start it off. Good news: there are simple conversation starters for every occasion that can put everyone at ease. So relax.… Read more »

Why You Should Not Go On a Diet This Year

Another year, another opportunity to make a resolution. Many people will resolve to lose those extra 10 pounds, or take part in Dryuary, or cut out sugar once and for all. Or maybe you’re thinking of starting Whole 30, or going gluten-free?… Read more »

24 Healthier Comfort Food Recipes

With winter, comes cold weather (at least for some of us) and that cold weather makes us crave comfort food. Snuggling in our pj’s and cozying up to a warm bowl of mac and cheese or chicken pot pie leaves us feeling like we just got a big hug. But those comfort foods also tend to be heavy on the calories and saturated fat. That’s certainly not the kind of hug our body needs. So what’s a comfort-food-lover to do? Why, ask the dietitian of course! Read more »