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  1. 9 Appetite-Controlling Hacks to Stay Full Longer

    9 Appetite-Controlling Hacks to Stay Full Longer

    You’ve probably heard that you should eat three square meals a day if you’re trying to lose weight and live healthy. While that’s good in theory, some of us struggle with cravings IN BETWEEN meals — around 3 p.m., at night, sometimes all day long! Don't worry, you're not alone, and we've got 9 hacks to stay fuller longer and curb in-between meal slip-ups. 

  2. 10 Ways to Keep the Weight Off (for Good)

    10 Ways to Keep the Weight Off (for Good)

    You’ve lost the weight. You’re there — or darn close. the hardest part is over, right? Or is it? Now the trick is keeping it off. How do you avoid the temptation? Not fall back into old habits? Continue eating right? That struggle is real — very real. But it can be done.

    We rounded up 10 ways you can keep the weight off and stay on-track, even when life gets in the way and the temptations start piling up.

  3. Diabetes Is On the Rise — but Diet-to-Go Can Help

    Diabetes Is On the Rise — but Diet-to-Go Can Help

    The number of people in the U.S. who are categorized as obese is growing. And as that number grows, so too does the number of diabetes cases. Ok, seems like some pretty bad news. But there’s good news, too. You can DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

    If you struggle with your weight, have pre-diabetes or even Type 2 diabetes, it’s possible to control it, or even cause it to go into remission through healthy eating and moderate exercise. Where do you start? That's where we come in! 

  4. 5 Reasons It's Okay (Actually Great!) to Make New Year's Resolutions

    5 Reasons It's Okay (Actually Great!) to Make New Year's Resolutions


    You’ll make them. You’ll hit it hard at first. Then you’ll give up in about two months (or less). Let’s face it, New Year’s resolutions have gotten a bad wrap. But we’re here to say that, contrary to popular belief, you can — actually, you should — make a New Year’s resolution. Why? Plenty of reasons! We rounded up the top 5 to make a resolution this year (no matter what the world tells us).

  5. 7 Quick, Easy (and Inconspicuous) Ways to De-stress During the Holiday Madness

    7 Quick, Easy (and Inconspicuous) Ways to De-stress During the Holiday Madness

    Yes, it can be the “most wonderful time of the year.” But for most of us, it’s also the most stressful time of the year. And if you allow yourself to get stressed and stay stressed, you could be sabotaging your own weight-loss success.

    When we’re stressed, our bodies produce a higher concentration of cortisol, which in turn boosts our appetites — especially for junk food — and ultimately increases belly fat. That’s why we’re highlighting 7 quick, easy, and inconspicuous ways to de-stress during the holiday madness!

  6. 15 Quick-and-Easy Ways to Combat Holiday Weight Gain

    15 Quick-and-Easy Ways to Combat Holiday Weight Gain

    It’s November, and for most of us that means a lot of fun, family parties and all the joy that comes with them. But the start of November’s holiday season also means we’re hit with the double whammy: High-calorie temptations and stress — both of which are known causes of weight gain that can take up to five months to burn off. 

    Luckily, there are ways we can combat the issue while still enjoying all that the holidays have to offer. Here are 15 Quick-and-Easy Ways to Beat the Holiday Bulge:

  7. 10 Health & Weight Loss Newsletters You Have to Sign Up For

    10 Health & Weight Loss Newsletters You Have to Sign Up For

    There’s a lot of great health information out there. So much, in fact, that finding time to keep up with each individual magazine, website, blog, newspaper, etc. is darn near impossible. Fortunately, there is one thing we check pretty much every day, all day — our email. And even more fortunately, you can get all the wellness information you need to stay on top of your health delivered right to your inbox via free email newsletters. Here are our favorites!

  8. 10 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Success (And Pro Tips to Avoid Them)

    10 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Success (And Pro Tips to Avoid Them)

    It’s your weekly weigh-in. You hop on the scale, thinking you did pretty well this past week, and then the disappointment creeps in — not much of a difference.

    But before you throw in the towel, make sure that you’re not doing something that’s sabotaging your success, something simple that you may not have even noticed.

  9. How To Set Yourself Up For Weight-Loss SUCCESS!

    How To Set Yourself Up For Weight-Loss SUCCESS!

    You’ve been so disciplined with your weight loss regimen - you hired a personal trainer, triumphantly threw out the ice cream, piously refused the donuts at work but, a couple of weeks into it, you are starting to lose your will. Will you be able to push through tough times? Or have you unwittingly set yourself up for failure? Try these 5 tips to set yourself up for weight-loss SUCCESS instead.

  10. How to Diet in the REAL WORLD

    How to Diet in the REAL WORLD

    On paper, sustaining a healthy diet and approach to eating is logical and easy. In the REAL WORLD? Not so much! No matter how strong our resolve, most of us are eventually challenged by travel, parties, snack cravings, eating out and more. With all that life throws your way, you might start to think it's impossible to stick to your goals, but with these tips, it can be easier than you think.

  11. 4 Things All Successful Diets Have in Common

    4 Things All Successful Diets Have in Common

    Forget the fads, the fancy names, and the Hollywood diet “experts.” Whether your diet is vegan, Zone or gluten-free, all diet plans with the clout to get you to your goals and the seal of approval from nutrition professionals have four important things in common. Read on to find out if your diet plan makes the cut.

  12. What's In season? A Dieter's Guide to Seasonal Produce

    What's In season? A Dieter's Guide to Seasonal Produce

    Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is a big part of maintaining a healthy weight; and when that produce is fresh, delicious, and exciting, it’s easier to stick to your healthy lifestyle. But if eating more healthfully is new to you and you don’t know much about produce, shopping can be daunting (and expensive!), so here’s our Dieter's Guide to Seasonal Produce.

  13. Chocolate and Wine – A Perfect Match

    Chocolate and Wine – A Perfect Match

    Whenever I tell someone that I’m a dietitian, they automatically think that I’m going to tell them what they cannot eat – the “bad” foods. Similarly, many of my clients look to me as the person who will take their favorite foods away from them. Across the board, people are surprised when they find out that I’m a “nice dietitian”.

  14. The Amazing Benefits of Water

    The Amazing Benefits of Water

    Water is amazing! Water can reverse the signs of aging, increase energy level and improve your overall health. In fact, water may be the single most important nutrient in our lives. Every system in our body depends on water from removing waste, to regulating body temperature, to lubricating joints, to name just a few. But, not only does water play a vital role in our general well being, it’s also a key... 

     

  15. The Importance of Eating Green Vegetables

    The Importance of Eating Green Vegetables

    Imagine a food so powerful that it can help you lose weight, reduce your risk of cancer, make you look younger, strengthen your bones and has even been purported to even help you live longer? Imagine if this food tasted good, was readily available and relatively inexpensive. No need to imagine, it’s a reality and they're called...

  16. October Ingredient of the Month: Pumpkin

    October Ingredient of the Month: Pumpkin

    Think of fall and what comes to your mind? Chances are it’s something along the lines of cooler temperatures, leaves changing colors and pumpkins. You’d be hard pressed to find another food that is so closely associated with a season. Pumpkins just... 

  17. Benefits of Eating Foods in Season

    Benefits of Eating Foods in Season

    It used to be you could only get cherries in summer or parsley in the spring. But in today’s world of global commerce, eating almost anything, at almost any time of the year is commonplace, but is that a good thing? Should we try to eat foods that are in season more often? We hear about eating locally, but what about seasonally? Are there benefits to eating foods in season? Yes. Eating foods that are in season is...

  18. Magic Weight Loss Foods?

    Magic Weight Loss Foods?

    Magic weight loss foods: foods that - just by the simple act of eating them - result in weight loss. Wouldn't that be incredible? Unfortunately it doesn't work that way. Losing weight isn't magic, it's math. And the math behind losing weight is pretty straightforward: consume fewer calories than you expend; 3,5000 calories per pound to be exact. In other words to lose just one pound of fat a week you'd need to eat 500 fewer calories each day or burn an extra 500 calories a day through exercise (or some combination thereof). Admittedly not all calories are alike. Different...

  19. Tomato Recipes: Tasty Summer Goodness

    Tomato Recipes: Tasty Summer Goodness

    One of the great things about tomatoes is that there are so many great things about them. You can eat them cooked, steamed, sun-dried or raw. They are so versitile and because there are so many varieties, some type of tomato is always in season...

  20. Tomato Trivia: A little insight into the world's most popular fruit

    Tomato Trivia: A little insight into the world's most popular fruit

    With so many varieties, colors, textures and tastes, the possibilities for tomato consumption are endless. But did you know that tomatoes were once feared to be poisonous? In fact, in Colonial times the thought was that if you ate a tomato, its "poison would turn your blood into acid"? Tomatoes didn't become a diet staple in Europe until...

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