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on Dec 28, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating


With specialty food stores and going organic, eating your best can come at a high price. Luckily, there are tons of actions you can take to not fall into this food trap. It all comes down to planning ahead.

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on Dec 28, 2011 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating


While there is ample coverage of carbs and protein in the media, when it comes to healthy living, fat gets the cold shoulder. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests 20 to 35% of daily calories come from fat with no more than 10% coming from saturated fat.

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on Dec 27, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating


Do you ever have those days when you feel like a bottomless pit and snack on everything in sight? Me too. I know my body sometimes requires more calories, but I also know sometimes I eat out of sheer boredom. Here’s what I do when I want to ward off those boredom munchies.

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on Dec 24, 2011 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating


Savvy shoppers watching their caloric intake know that ice cream, pizza, and cookies could push them over their daily limit. But you may be surprised at how foods that have a reputation for being “healthy” pack a surprisingly high amount of calories in a single serving.

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on Dec 22, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating


How much do you really know about what’s in your food? As an editor for EatingWell Magazine, I know quite a bit, which at times can be unsettling. What do I mean? Well, for example, when I first starting reading about bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used to make certain plastics, including some used to store food and drinks, I was a little freaked. Science suggests that BPA may disrupt hormones and possibly lead to reproductive problems. 

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on Dec 21, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating


The way scientific studies and health gurus alike have touted the perks of tea over the past few years, you'd think the stuff was some kind of all-powerful magical elixir. Improving heart health, reducing cancer risk, warding off dementia and diabetes—there's barely a health benefit that hasn't been credited to tea. It's true that the brew has disease-fighting antioxidants, and, as far as anyone can tell, should be great for us. "The science is certainly promising," says David L. Katz, MD, director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center

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on Dec 21, 2011 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating


Eating food raw is not just for raw foodists. Not only is it convenient for on the go snacks, raw fruits and vegetables can also improve your health.

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on Dec 19, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating


Breakfast is hands-down my favorite meal of the day. Mostly I keep it simple—toast and peanut butter, fruit and yogurt. But when I have more time or when I go out to eat, I’m faced with an important choice: pancakes or eggs?

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on Dec 14, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating


I just returned from a fabulous, but jam-packed, four-day conference in San Diego and when I walked into the office this morning my exhaustion and jetlag showed. There’s only so much coffee could do. 

So what better time than now to talk about beauty foods for natural radiance?!

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on Dec 14, 2011 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating


Emotional connections to food are woven into the fabric of our social experience. Notice how often food is at the center of your celebrations: holiday office parties, baking holiday cookies with grandma, and sharing traditional meals with your family. Eating is a wonderful way to reminisce, nurture, and bond.  

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on Dec 13, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating


Some healthful foods have gotten bad reps they just can’t shake. Do you avoid peanut butter because you think it's super-fattening? Have you banned egg yolk because you're concerned about your heart health? Get the good truth about these and more “misunderstood” foods and why you should eat them—in moderation, of course.

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on Dec 13, 2011 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating


If fruits and vegetables had a popularity contest in America, the winners would be carrots, tomatoes, strawberries and oranges. A new paper published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association reveals Americans are getting a vast majority of their phytonutrients from this small group of fruits and veggies.

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on Dec 12, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating


I never leave home without snacks in my bag. If an appetite emergency strikes, I’m ready. Of course, just because I have a snack doesn’t mean I need to eat it. Munching when you’re not really hungry can rack up lots of extra calories. But judicious use of the right snacks can boost your calorie burn (every time you eat, your metabolic rate increases slightly) and even help you blast fat. Here are three portable snack options packed with fat-burning ingredients:

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on Dec 09, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating


The holidays are coming and for many, that can mean challenging situations that pose great risk on even the best healthy eating plan. On average, Americans gain about a pound at holiday time which may not seem like a lot but we usually don’t lose this pound. Long term, after ten years, you’ve put on a lot of extra weight. Short term, all the sugar, calories, sodium and fat that you’ve consumed during the holidays may make for an extra wrinkle and dull skin for the New Year. You CAN survive the holidays though with a few simple tactics. Here’s my top 10 list.

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on Dec 07, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating


You’re in the snack aisle of the grocery store and as your hand is reaching for the Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies you remember your upcoming tropical vacation, your new bikini and the fact that your sister-in-law (whose baby weight “just fell right off”) will also be there. So instead your hand makes a swift move to the right and grabs the fat-free chocolate cookies instead. 

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