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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...

Top 15 Healthy Weight Posts of 2016

Check out these top Healthy Weight Posts of 2016 for a wealth of tips, ideas and recipes that can make maintaining or achieving a healthy weight easier.
  1. 20 Ways to Cut Mexican Food Calories Love Mexican food but want to cut the extra calories?  These easy tips can help you shave off calories and maybe some extra pounds without giving up your more...

20 Diet-Friendly Tips to Survive the Holidays

By: Kristen Castillo
 
During the holiday season, food temptation is everywhere! From sweet drinks and rich appetizers to bountiful meals and delicious desserts, it’s tough to eat healthy and in proper portions.
 
That’s why you need a game plan to help you survive the November through January season of abundance. Read on for Healthy Dining’s 20 diet-friendly holiday tips.
 
  1. Make small more...

Pasta 101: 10 Types of Pasta to Know

We look for pasta on restaurant menus, browse Pinterest for new recipes to try and even pick it up in the ready-to-eat and frozen food sections at the supermarket. 

Spaghetti to rigatoni to macaroni and everything in between tempts us and makes a tasty base for just about any sauce or ingredient you crave.  And when you know more...

Easy Oatmeal Recipes for Weight Loss and Heart Health

Life is busy, especially this time of year!  It can be difficult to get out the door on time let alone put together a satisfying and nutritious breakfast.

If you’re always on the hunt for quick and healthy recipes that can help you lose weight, improve heart health, and just plain make your mornings easier, we have some recipes for you with these make-ahead oatmeal choices.  The good news is that you can easily adjust any of these recipes to fit your own taste, and more...

The Importance of a Personalized Approach

By Anita Jones-Mueller
November 30, 2016


It may be time to throw out the one-size-fits-all box.  As research and technology progress, the idea of personalization for optimal health has gained momentum.  Wearables provide more and more data on our individual health habits.  Terms like “more...

Healthy Holiday Snacks: Eight Light Nibbles that Satisfy

By: Kristen Castillo

Research shows that the average weight gain during the holidays is one pound. While that doesn’t seem like much, once you gain weight, it can be tough to lose it.

The holidays are a tempting time with cocktails, sweetened drinks, appetizers, heavy meals and desserts. So how can you enjoy the season without overindulging? Make conscious, healthy meal choices; get regular exercise; and be sure to snack sensibly, too.
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8 Fall Foods for Weight Loss

By Sara Lucero
 
Not only do all of the following choices bring rich, full flavor and hearty texture to your meals – they are also loaded with waist-friendly fiber.  Research has linked fiber and fiber-rich foods like these to weight loss again and again over recent years.  If you do nothing else between now and spring, aim for 30 grams of more...

5 Things You Need to Know About Avocados

By Sara Lucero

Avocados are the “IT” food right now!  Avocado toast, grilled avocados, avocado oil and the old favorite, guacamole, are taking over searches and social sites – and for good reason.  These nutritious green gems are packed with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and flavor and can be a delicious more...

10 Skinny Pumpkin Recipes for Your Healthy Lifestyle

By Sara Lucero

At home or eating out, make this the year that you really go wild with pumpkin without putting weight loss goals on hold.  Adding pumpkin to your meals in these ways can help boost your fiber intake and flavor without adding significant calories or saturated fat:
  • Add cubed pumpkin to soups and stews for sweet variety.
  • Toss pumpkin seeds into salads for a light crunch.
  • Mix pureed pumpkin into hot cereals for a more...

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