Topic: FAQ

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Q: What is your stance on breakfast? I am just not hungry in the mornings and have read multiple opinions on the subject. Some doctors say you need to eat breakfast to jumpstart your metabolism for the day while others say there is no need to eat breakfast and that you should eat when you are hungry.

A: I have had clients who lost weight eating breakfast and clients who lost weight and didn't eat ...

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Q: About a year ago, I became mostly vegan and I've noticed I've had less energy and even feel light headed at times. Did you have a similar experience going vegan? I'm too tired to work out!

A: Are you sure you're getting enough calories? That's probably the culprit, but it could also be a medical issue (such a low iron, which can happen to women regardless of their diet) so ...

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Q: I, too, find I do much better if I stick to your meal plans pretty strictly. But then my question is...how do I incorporate recipes from your cookbooks, etc. ??

A: It's a great question!

If you use a cookbook recipe, that's fine... as long as black bean brownies don't suddenly become dinner ;)

I include the calories with all the recipes so look at the servings, and try to keep it under ...

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Q: Hey there HH, I have a huge test tomorrow morning and wondered what a good breakfast would be to get my brain in gear... Any suggestions?

A: Have a good dinner, good rest and whole grains -- maybe some kale too! Kale is my brain food! Just make sure to stay away from processed foods and sugar (they'll make you crash) or any foods with really long digest times (like animal foods)... load up on ...

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In celebration of today's virtual minimalist declutter party challenge, this week's Q&A is dedicated to all things minimalism!

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Can you have a minimalist mindset and still plan ahead? Is the key just having an organized system and sticking to it? I have two kids, and try and find deals when I can, which means I often find out of season clothes and store them away. I try and keep boxes with labels and rotate them in and out of our dressers. Is that still being a minimalist?

There is no one-size-fits-all definition of minimalism; but yes a minimalist can plan ahead IF you actually end up using those things. I talk a lot about this in my new minimalist book (available in all electronic forms (PDF, Kindle, Nook) February 3!) -- how I used to buy out of season clothes on sale, thinking I was saving money, but then I never really wore them, so I wasted money and stockpiled. Similarly ...

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