dir="ltr">You finally find the perfect food picture on Facebook or Instagram, but a closer look at the recipe leaves you disappointed. It’s a common situation with so many options; they can’t possibly fit all of our personal tastes and needs! Luckily, these options provide room for improving any recipe too. Next time you find yourself in this situation, use the provided recipe as a base and change it up with the following tips.
Amy had some very good excuses not to lose weight – breast cancer, hydrocephalus, thyroid issues, two pregnancies – issues that overshadowed the need to eat right and exercise. But, once she was done with radiation and recovery from breast cancer, she decided excuses were just that – excuses. Amy approached weight loss as a way to live the rest of her life. And, without being too restrictive and exercising within her limits, she has lost over 120 pounds, and is still going strong.Continue reading...
dir="ltr">What’s your excuse for missing a workout? Even when you plan to do one, unplanned events get in the way and leave you without the time or energy to commit to a full session. Luckily, a “full session” doesn’t have to mean a “long session.” Tabatas are short, effective, and give you a calorie burn that leaves most excuses in the dust, especially the following three.
The veggies are chopped, the pan is prepped, and the meat rub is ready for... wait a minute! I forgot to get the roast! Has this ever happened to you? Staying on top in the kitchen is as simple as one, two, threeContinue reading...
Did you give up thick rich chowder in order to lose weight? Bring the satisfying flavors of chowder back into your life with a few healthy recipe tweaks. Fat goes flying out the window when you replaceContinue reading...
If you monitor your weight loss progress, you probably look to your bathroom scale for feedback. Or perhaps you gauge pounds lost by how your clothes feel. While these visible indicators show you’re releasing weight, they don’t reveal the whole story. As any yo-yo dieter knows, these progress markers may come and go. Some other signs of success, however, aren’t so obvious, but once you achieve them they’re with you forever.Continue reading...
I sometimes hear people say they eat a healthy diet most every day and then designate a “cheat” day to eat foods they normally avoid. If this applies to you, I really want you to reconsider this practice.Continue reading...
Who doesn't love wedge salads? They're retro cool and topped with decadent ingredients. But their calorie counts often leave something to be desired. My swap, on the other hand, is just as guilt-free as it is hip and delicious!Continue reading...
dir="ltr">Is a headache imminent if you don’t get your daily dose of caffeine? A caffeine addiction is common, constantly being fed by the vast number of available caffeine-containing products. Coffee isn’t the only one. Energy drinks, candy, soda, even something like chocolate has a fair amount. Is all the caffeine really necessary to get you through your day...
Considering his family history, Todd didn’t think it was possible to live to be an old man. But, when his doctor told him losing weight would make it possible, he started reducing calories and exercising. Todd has lost over 140 pounds and is well on his way to his goal weight. Now, he frets less about going out in public, makes healthy choices for his meals, and, after being taken off low-dose blood pressure medication, he is completely medication free.Continue reading...
dir="ltr">What influences your food choices? Is it taste, appearance, cost, nutrition? While the answer is probably all of the above, taste often trumps other aspects and is usually enhanced by sugar, salt and fat...but not always! For this year's National Nutrition Month, make nutritious and flavorful recipes.Continue reading...
Is there one cooking oil that rules them all? One healthy and delicious oil that can be used for everything from a salad, to a saute, inside a wok, and all the way to handling the heat of a deep fryer?Continue reading...
This delectable Spicy Shrimp Salad may be served as an appetizer, a first course, or in the Thai way - in a separate bowl along with the main meal. Delicious vegetarian options prove the versatility of the recipe. Make it your way today with the amount of Thai spice that is perfect for you.Continue reading...
dir="ltr">Chili cook-offs are occurring all over the nation today for National Chili Day, with everyone searching for the best chili recipe to satisfy the taste buds...and the body! Join in on the festivities in your own kitchen with these favorite chili recipes.Continue reading...
Even if you don't typically rise and shine, biting into a fruity, low-calorie scone will certainly brighten up your morning. (Coffee helps too.)Continue reading...
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