Eating Healthfully

The Do’s and Don’ts of Healthy Cooking Methods

Healthy eating isn’t only about the ingredients you choose. It’s also about how you prepare your food. Focusing on healthy cooking methods helps food retain more nutrients and introduces fewer toxins than deep-frying or blackening. Do’s and Don’ts for Clean Eating Whether you’re firing up the grill or stir-frying on …

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Healthy Lifestyle
How to Avoid Accidental Overeating

7 Tips To Avoid Accidental Overeating

Chances are, you know what it’s like to stretch your stomach past its limit, perhaps without even realizing it. Maybe you’ve opened a supersized bag of chips and nibbled through the entire package. Or maybe you’ve caved in to your sweet tooth and eaten a whole pint of ice cream. …

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Making Healthy Choices
Natural Sweeteners, Sugar Substitutes

Are Natural Sugar Substitutes Healthier?

If you look back on human history, our diets have become increasingly sweeter. Today, people simply expect their food to taste sweet. The result: We’re all eating too much sugar. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American gets almost 20 percent of his …

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Weight Loss Tips
10 Ways to Uncover Hidden Calories

10 Ways to Cut Hidden Calories from Your Day

Compared to other countries, America is obsessed with food. Our value-based culture supersizes convenience foods, multitasks through meals and keeps snacks on hand to devour when hunger — or boredom — strikes. In fact, food plays a starring role in nearly everything we do, even at the office. Of course, …

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Weight Loss Advice
Are Cheat Days a Good or Bad Idea?

Are “Cheat Days” a Good or Bad Idea?

While cheating is usually viewed as a bad thing, some dieters claim it can act as a sort of bridge to keep them on a healthy track. In fact, some diets actually incorporate “cheat days” or “cheat meals” into the program so dieters don’t feel deprived. The gist: You follow …

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Maintaining Healthy Habits
Hit a Weight-Loss Plateau? 8 Ways to Get Over It

Hit a Weight-Loss Plateau? 8 Ways to Get Over It

Diet long enough and you’re bound to hit a point where the scale gets stuck. Weight loss levels off, your motivation wanes and staying the course can be difficult. The reason behind the sludge-like slowdown: Your body has gotten used to your healthier habits and needs new challenges. Research suggests …

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Healthy Habits
What Do Nutritionists Keep in Their Pantry?

What Do Nutritionists Keep in Their Kitchens?

With countless food options available and temptation all around us, it’s easy to fall into unhealthy eating habits, which can make maintaining a balanced diet seem like an almost insurmountable feat. One way to tackle this is to stock your kitchen with a variety of healthy food staples, so you …

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Don't Let Negative Self-Talk Sabotage Your Health Goals

Don’t Let Negative Self-Talk Sabotage Your Health Goals

When it comes to healthy behaviors, how we think is just as important as what we do. Unfortunately, most of us engage in negative self-talk — berating ourselves for everything from our weight to our bank accounts. To make matters worse, we live in a glass-half-empty culture. Nothing is ever …

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Weight Loss Tips

Could Sleep Habits Hinder Your Weight Loss Goals?

While it can be difficult to make time in your busy schedule to get the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night, it is important to do so. Not only is sleep essential for your body to function, but too little sleep can affect your health, and even increase …

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight
reaching goal weight

At Your Goal Weight? Great! Now What?

You cleaned up your diet, stepped up your exercise routine and ditched destructive lifestyle habits. And you lost the weight! Trouble is, when the number on the scale hits your projected goal weight, you may find your motivation waning – and vices like soda and fries calling your name. The …

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