Almond blooms are gracing the landscape of the Central Valley of California a little early this year, so we had to put you on notice 10 days in advance of a very important day.Continue reading...
Whether you venture out to sports bar or throw a shindig, Super Bowl Sunday shouldn’t mean super eating. It may be called the big game, but you can strategize to play it small and smart. You can make Super Bowl Sunday a big W in your playbook!Continue reading...
Tomorrow February begins--the month when we see red and pink hearts adorning shopping centers, stuffed animals, and boxes of chocolate. With that kind of built-in association, it's only natural that The American Heart Association (AHA) observes February as Heart Health month.Continue reading...
You’ve been told a trillion times not to buy produce out of season. But that doesn’t mean you have to skip the fruits you love this time of year. It’s just a matter of knowing which version is the healthiest and tastiest.Continue reading...
Americans are consuming double the 2,300 milligrams of sodium recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. However, there’s a smaller number that gets ignored.Continue reading...
The first time I’d experienced a gym with a smoothie bar, I really did think I was in heaven. You mean I can workout, shower, and get this healthy drink on my way out so I don’t feel hungry or have to rush home to cook a meal? Sign me up!Continue reading...
You don't need us to remind you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But you might need a few fresh ideas for your run-of-the-mill morning meal. We asked nine top nutritionists to snap a photo of their breakfast and give us the lowdown on their wholesome choices. Check out their delicious dishes—and adjust your grocery list accordingly.Continue reading...
There you are, satisfied after a hearty meal, thinking about what’s left on your to do list, and a monkey wrench is thrown in your plan. You pass a billboard featuring some vision of delectableness in the form of food, and there it is again,Continue reading...
Back in December, I posted about foods that can fuel stress. Fortunately, reaching for the right foods can have the opposite effect. Recently on Access Hollywood Live, I shared five foods can help take the edge off. Here they are, along with a few more, and the science behind how they work:Continue reading...
It used to be that food in small rectangular form was called candy and relegated to a section next to the checkout line in the grocery store. Not so these days. There’s a whole aisle of bars now, but they aren’t the Snickers or Crunch bars you’re used to, we’re talking protein bars,Continue reading...
If you've been overdoing it throughout the holidays you may be tempted to go to extreme measures to undo the damage, but the truth is a few smart, reasonable adjustments you can actually stick with can loosen up those too-tight jeans. Here's how to get started:Continue reading...
I’ve been reading a lot from both popular press and scientific publications about how certain craveable foods, such as those that include sugar, fat, or a combination of both (e.g. ice cream, chocolate, and most desserts) may cause druglike responses in our brain. Animal-model research shows that when animals are given all-you-can-eat access to junk food, they can’t seem to get enough of it—and they’ll forgo normal activities such as exercise and sex to eat the sugar- and fat-rich foods.Continue reading...
I’ve been struggling a bit recently with old, not-so-great eating habits. I’ve made a few halfhearted attempts to stem the tide, but it wasn’t until last week, when I found my favorite jeans a little hard to button, that I realized I’d gotten pretty far off track. So I turned to a simple mantra for help: It’s not an option.Continue reading...
Courtney Cox told the Los Angeles Times that her run during ‘Friends’ involved eating a Cobb salad “doctored up with turkey bacon and garbanzo beans” every single day.Continue reading...
Even though the holidays are officially over, you still can find time to eat delicious, healthy meals at home! All of the meals this week taste great the first day but even better the second! If an early winter cold has you down, my Asian chicken-noodle soup is just the right prescription—it’s loaded with greens and spices to ward off any sniffles.Continue reading...
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