Category Archives: Eating and Diet

Eat This, Not That: Simple (and Delicious) Food Substitutions That We Swear You Won’t Notice

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Your waistband feels a bit more snug than usual. You’re bloated. Sluggish. Distracted. Uninspired. Yes, it’s time start eating healthier and your body is sending you that message, loud and clear. You clear out your cabinets, toss the junk, and hit the grocery store to stock up on “healthy” foods:…

Forget the Fads: How to Make Healthy Eating a Lifelong Habit and Not a Fleeting Trend

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Did you make a resolution to eat healthier this year? Did you clear out your cupboards, tossing the cookies and potato chips, replacing them with wheatgrass and quinoa? Are you low-carbing, intermittent fasting, keto-ing, reduced-fatting, low-sugaring, or otherwise dieting?  Well, stop already! Stop dieting and start making healthy eating a…

5 Strategies to Get up and Go with Better Breakfasts

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Think of your body like a car. Your car won’t get very far if it’s low on fuel, and it certainly wouldn’t run well if you gave it low quality gas that doesn’t include the “ingredients” it needs to work properly. Your body runs the same way. If you don’t…

6 Ways to Make Smart Carb Choices Every Day

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Carbohydrates (carbs) are one of the main types of nutrients in your diet (fats and proteins are others). However, not all carbs are equal when it comes to actually providing nutrition to your body. Simple Carbs vs. Complex Carbs Simple carbs have a simple chemical structure and are called sugars.…

6 Tips to Master Halloween Candy Self-Control

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Halloween is coming, and for most of us, that means indulging in too much candy! Whether it’s sneaking some pieces from the bowl as you hand out candy to excited trick-or-treaters or from your kid’s haul, there is simply too much temptation at this time of year for many of…

12 Easy Eating Habit Changes to Reduce Your Cholesterol and Risk of Heart Disease

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Did you know that coronary heart disease is the leading cause of premature death in the United States? And what might be even more shocking for you to learn is that the problem is mostly self-inflicted. Fortunately, by making some simple changes to your eating habits, you can cut your…

Serving Sizes Matter and Yours are Probably Too Big

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Most people think they eat a lot less than they actually do. When you eat too much and don’t exercise enough to match how much you’re eating, you’ll gain weight. There is no way around that. However, you can make small changes every day to ensure you’re not overeating. One…

5 Best Foods to Boost Your Brain Health

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Did you know scientific researchers have discovered that some foods can actually help improve your mental health and brain health? Whether you want to boost your memory or reduce your stress level, there are foods that can help you do it naturally. In addition, some foods that boost your brain…