If you have any plans to be in a social setting, tomorrow, October 31st, will be a long day. Whether it's a costume party, trick-or-treating with kids, or a company lunch, your day will be anything but routine.Continue reading...
You don’t have to be afraid that having Halloween treats in your home will derail your healthy diet! It’s simple. Follow these five tips so you can enjoy the day guilt-free (almost as much) as if you were a kid again.Continue reading...
Got leftover Halloween candy? Make those calories go further with these marshmallow-infused squares!Continue reading...
Limiting sodium is important for healthy blood pressure and overall heart health. Yet most of us consume, on average, 3,400 milligrams of sodium each day. That’s much more than the daily 2,300 mg recommended limit put out in the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines. (If that sounds like a lot to you, keep in mind it’s the equivalent of just 1 teaspoon of table salt.)Continue reading...
After arriving at a hospital emergency room with a blood sugar level far above normal, Akumaprince is lucky to be alive. He is working on restoring his health to the fullest by using Calorie Count, changing his eating habits and adding exercise. Currently he’s lost 90lbsContinue reading...
When I’m in a rush to get dinner on the table (which is often), I turn to my freezer for help. I like to keep it well stocked with a few essential ingredients that will allow me to get a quick and effortless dinner on the table fast. Plus filling my freezer with healthy options makes it less enticing to run and get takeout. Here are a few of my favorite foods to have on hand and some of the recipes that use them.Continue reading...
Core training is becoming a more popular fitness trend in recent years because of its ability to strengthen muscles that move and stabilize the trunk, including the abdominals and back muscles.Continue reading...
Herbs and spices are not just for enhancing flavor. Dubbed the “kitchen medicine cabinet” some have been used for centuries to ward off disease, clear infections, and treat symptoms of common ailments.Continue reading...
Scientifically speaking, water is the basis of life, but beyond being essential to your very existence, water serves all sorts of purposes that help you feel your absolute best. No, it can’t cure cancer (though it may help prevent it), pay your rent (though it does save you money), or take out the trash, here are six reasons H2O can help solve many annoying day-to-day health issues—and possibly prevent a few big ones—from headaches to those last few pounds.Continue reading...
Olives are one of the many foods that inspires either devotion or derision. Pair olives with your food as you would wine. General guidelines are based on matching the intensity of the flavors, but ultimately, the choice must suit your taste. Enjoy your favorite olive in one of these great recipes.Continue reading...
A simple fresh salsa, chopped to a pleasing texture in the food processor, is all you need to complement succulent roast salmon. This salsa is endlessly versatile, so try it with other fish, chicken breasts or on top of scrambled eggs.Continue reading...
When life happens, it can be hard to keep your healthy ways. Whether it's the transition to college, a new job, or a new place, changing your leisure time, commute, or financial situation can do a number on your healthy habits.Continue reading...
What’s the first thing you do when you’re at the store, pondering a new food purchase? If you scan the nutritional label on the back, chances are you’re at a healthier weight than your friends who just indiscriminately throw food in the cart.Continue reading...
Too much visceral fat can increase your risk of chronic diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes. Even if you are a healthy weight, you may have excess belly fat. A few tiny tweaks, and you'll be well on your way to reducing visceral fat.Continue reading...
Every weekday morning, I pack not only a lunch to bring to work, but snacks too. Maybe it’s the registered dietitian part of me, but I don’t like to be caught hungry with no healthy options around. A good-for-you snack can be an important part of a healthful diet. Research suggests that nutritious snacks can stave off hunger by stabilizing blood sugar—which may help you eat more sensibly at mealtimes.Continue reading...
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