Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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As a fourth generation Texas rancher, Chef Nicole Davenport is dedicated to ensuring the finest quality of dining for guests. At her restaurant, Sugar & Smoke, located in Fredericksburg, Texas, all of the food is prepared daily from scratch without MSG or processed additives and features local meats and produce. Nicole's triumphs in slow cooking are well established stateside and abroad. She is competing in the upcoming season of the Food Network's Chopped Grill Masters, has been…

Can the way you answer a question determine if you stick with your diet?

According to the results of recent research, yes it can!

When faced with temptation, 80% of those who declined by saying, "I don't eat that" were able to resist tasty treats compared to only 10% who declined by saying, "I can't eat that."

Some might wonder how the simple substitution of one word ("don't" versus "can't") could make such a huge difference in the effectiveness of the refusal. The author of the study,…