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Infused Waters: A Fresh, Fun Way to Stay Hydrated

The hard part? Waiting for your drink to steep. Make it fresh in the morning or even prepare it at night to enjoy the next day.
 
Experiment with different blends, and you won’t be bored by the idea of drinking water anymore.
 
Here are a few tasty and hydrating flavor combinations:
 
Get Tropical.  Whether you’re drinking water at the beach or at the office, give your drink a splash of the islands by more...

Fire Up Your Grill for Easy Summer Eats

By Rebecca Brundidge

Summer is the perfect time to fire up the grill for friends, family, and delicious barbeque. Grilling keeps the house cool, minimizes clean up, and gets the family outdoors during the warmer, sunny months of the year.  It can be a very healthy (and weight loss-friendly) way to prepare your favorite foods. Knowing which foods to cook on the barbie will optimize your grilling experience and help you stay on track with weight loss goals.

The more...

10 Summer Weight Loss Tips

In the world of weight loss, there’s often a countdown to summer that begins in January, slows or stalls around February, and then picks up serious speed in April.  It seems like everyone wants to lose some weight to look great at the beach when the weather heats up.  If you’re ready to lose weight, whatever your motivation, it may be time to start your own countdown clock.  One that starts today!  Summer is a great time to kick your diet and fitness more...

The Truth About Diets and Restaurants

Diets and restaurants don’t mix.

This is one of the most common myths out there when it comes to weight loss.  The truth is that it’s time to embrace restaurants as part of our diets, as a resource to help us succeed at our weight loss goals!

Statistics indicate that Americans eat out an average of about 5 times per week.  These meals include “I need to get away” lunches, “butterflies in the stomach more...

Drink Up for a Healthy Weight

By Sara Lucero

Weight Loss Benefits of Water
Drinking water is a common recommendation to help curb appetite and manage weight, and science is backing up this recommendation. Research is now focusing more attention on just how important proper hydration is in the weight loss equation. Various recent studies have uncovered interesting results on hydration and its link to weight and obesity:
  • A study out of the University of Michigan &ldquo more...

15 Skinny Cinco de Mayo Recipes

That’s right, Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner.  It’s not the celebration of Mexican independence that so many Americans think it is, but that won’t stop us from spending time with friends, getting moving and eating some good, good food into our bellies.  These 20 recipes for Cinco de Mayo can help, and don’t miss the tips for making similar healthier choices at restaurants.
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10 Trendy Foods That Can Help with Weight Loss

Here are our top ten picks for rising star foods that do just that:

  1. Ancient Grains: Chances are you’ve been hearing more and more about these old school grains making a comeback.  They’re loaded with vitamins, minerals and fab more...

Satisfying Snacks: Healthy Nibbles to Get You Through a Snack Attack

Healthy Dining dietitian Blaire Newhard, MLA, RD, suggests keeping a stockpile of healthy snacks in your desk, purse and/or car to keep from turning to unhealthy vending machine or convenient store options.
 
Newhard’s picks for snack foods worth keeping around:
  • Light, low-sodium soups or oatmeal
  • Whole grain crackers or pretzels and nut butter
  • more...

The Stress Weight Connection

When it comes to your weight, there are many different factors at play other than diet and exercise. From financial budgets to busy schedules, there are all kinds of elements that may be shaping your journey with weight and health — even if you don’t realize it!

But have you ever considered that maybe stress might be one of them?

Like many other mental health conditions, stress can have a significant impact on an individual’s body weight. more...

Weight Loss Benefits of Whole Grains

What is a Whole Grain?
Grains naturally have multiple layers. Untouched, unrefined grain – referred to as a kernel – contains the bran, germ, and endosperm inside of a harder, protective shell. The bran, germ, and endosperm are all edible and make up the “whole grain.” The bran is the outermost layer of the edible kernel and contains fiber and B vitamins. The germ is the reproductive part of the plant that contains B vitamins, healthy fats, and more...

12 Quick Dining Out Tips

Every once in a while, it’s OK to splurge, and it’s easy to do so when eating out. But if you eat out several times a week (or especially every day), here are some tips to keep your restaurant meals as healthy as possible to meet your weight loss goals:
 
  1. Before going out to eat, search for healthy meal choices on www.HealthyDiningFinder.com. Once at the restaurant, you’ll more...

10 Healthier Mug Cake Recipes to Cure Your Cravings

Having your cake and eating it too is as easy as 1-2-3 with tips like these:
  1. Enjoying healthier choices most of the time – focus on fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats
  2. Keep an eye on portions – follow MyPlate recommendations to build your plate and keep these portion sizes in mind.
  3. Swap more...

5 Habits for Weight Loss and Health

But it’s all very doable with a commitment to nutritious habits. If you’ve started to fall back into old habits, it may be time to get back to basics for better health. Check out these five healthy living tips from Lauren Rezende, MPH, RD, Director of Nutrition, Quality Assurance, at Healthy Dining.
  
  1. Add fruits and vegetables to your diet. They are powerhouses of good nutrition. Try adding some fruit to your breakfast; choose a more...

10 Weight Loss Friendly Recipes

You may be counting calories or making more time for the gym, but why not also feed your resolutions with new recipes that can help you indulge in the fabulous flavors of food while sticking to your health goals?

If you’ve been on the hunt this month for healthy recipes for weight loss, then we have some tasty ones for you from Catherine Katz over at Cuisinicity.  Each of these recipes not only serves up something so more...

Foods that May Not be as Healthful as You Think

Courtesy of Nutrition411

Food manufacturers often do an excellent job of marketing their products so that consumers believe they offer health benefits that are barely-there, or even non-existent. Are you falling for and eating these “health food impostors”?

Yogurt-covered raisins
Yogurt is healthful. Raisins are healthful. So, yogurt-covered more...

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