"Food-ology links FOOD RELATED HABITS to PERSONALITY TRAITS and BEHAVIORAL TENDENCIES. A PORTAL INTO THE LAYERS OF ONE'S CHARACTER. Learn more about yourself and those around you - to support better judgment, improve relationships, increase effectiveness and empower your life. You are HOW you eat." ~ Juliet A. Boghossian, Founder, Behavioral Food Expert


IN THIS ISSUE, Jan 4, 2016: Happy New Year, 2016! Looking forward to INSPIRING YOU, and EMPOWERING YOU, to be the very best YOU, you can. 

January is National Chocolate Month. CHOCOLATE LOVERS, what does your favorite type of chocolate say about you and your other half?

If you prefer Milk Chocolate most, you’re a devoted traditionalist, friendly, approachable and responsible. You crave balance, peace and consistency.

If you prefer White Chocolate most, you’re a playful free spirit and tend to be the life of the party. You’re flirtatious, impulsive, generous, kind and nonjudgmental.

If you prefer Dark Chocolate most, you're the determined maverick. You play hard to get and are passionate, generous, selective and mysterious. You are known for speaking your mind, for your no nonsense honesty and ability to process information quickly and for taking calculated risks.

And for you Chocoholics out there, check out the latest scoop and promotion from Baskin Robbins - who knew they offered such delectable choco flavors like Swiss-style chocolate ice cream with chocolate ganache cake pieces, white caramel-filled cups, or chocolate ganache flavored ribbon.   

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5 New Years Resolutions to live by.

  1. Drink 6-8 glasses of water per day. Good for your body, skin, organs, energy - need we say more.
  2. Walk outdoors at least 20 minutes every day. The fresh air, Vitamin D from the sunlight, the light cardio - ALL significantly beneficial to your well-being.
  3. Sleep at least 6-8 hours a day to adequately re-energize your body and mind.
  4. Be positive. Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil. Good for mind, body and soul. Less drama = more productivity.
  5. Snack healthy always! Fruits, vegetables, yogurt, hummus - all great sources of vitamins, fiber, probiotics, protein. Good for your body, skin and mind. 

FOOD-OLOGY ADVICE COLUMN

Q.  “I buy fresh food all the time but I have a terrible habit of forgetting about it. Then I go through the refrigerator or pantry and realize what I bought is going to expire in a few days. The moment I realize I will have to toss it then I frantically want to use it or enjoy it. I find myself making jam out of soft berries just so I don't waste it. What does that say about me?" Anonymous, Rhode Island

A. You are displaying characteristics of a person that wants what they can't have, that appreciates things only after they are lost, and finds beauty or purpose in situations and even friendships only after they are challenged. As a result, you often live a half-vested life. When you finally step up to acknowledge or appreciate something or someone you are usually playing catch up, redeeming yourself, or compromising the way something was intended. You are most likely the type to shun a great timely opportunity "for later." Then, the moment you realize the opportunity is gone will obsessively try to get it back. Oddly, you are motivated by this urgency. Now that you know this, DON'T overstock your refrigerator. Buy as you need. Make low-inventory your motivation NOT spoiled food! In general, take on less projects to be more present. Appreciate something, every day.     

If you would like your food related habit considered for Food-ology analysis, simply submit your specific habit(s) and a corresponding question.


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