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on Feb 14, 2012 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating

 

Say goodbye to your old, boring staples and welcome these delicious, exotic eats into your life!

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on Feb 14, 2012 02:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

While reports show that the rate of obesity is leveling off, the rate of severe obesity in the last three decades shows no signs of slowing down. Between 1986 and 2000, the prevalence of a BMI of 40 or greater quadrupled from about 1 in 200 adult Americans to 1 in 50.

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on Feb 09, 2012 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, maintain a recent weight loss, or prevent future weight gain, it’s likely you try to abide by a few food rules. But while following certain rules—keeping snack foods like cookies or potato chips on a high shelf, behind closed doors, or not allowing certain foods you can’t control your intake of, such as ice cream or peanut butter, into your home—may help you stay on a healthy eating track, you can bend or break a few rules without sabotaging your healthy eating habits.   

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on Feb 07, 2012 02:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

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.

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on Feb 05, 2012 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

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!

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on Jan 31, 2012 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

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.

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on Jan 25, 2012 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating

 

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.   

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on Jan 25, 2012 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

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.

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on Jan 21, 2012 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

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!

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on Jan 18, 2012 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating

 

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. 

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on Jan 18, 2012 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

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, 

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on Jan 17, 2012 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating

 

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:

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on Jan 11, 2012 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

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,

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on Jan 09, 2012 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating

 

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:

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on Jan 04, 2012 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating

 

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.

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