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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...

Don't Give Up the Grains

If weight loss is your goal, whether it’s to feel more confident or on the recommendation of your doctor, adding the right foods is a must.  That’s right, we said adding, not cutting.  That includes adding whole grains in all ways, shapes and forms.
 
Too many carbs, you say?  Those power-packed carbs aren’t just one of the hottest food trends.  Right now, they may just be your new best friend when it comes to 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...

5 Tips to Slay Summer


  1. Challenge accepted: Grab some buddies and take Guard Your Health’s Slay Summer Challenge, which kicks off July 9. The six-week challenge features workouts, recipes, and more to keep you active all summer. Teams will compete for a spot on the team leaderboard and the top-performing teams will receive Guard Your Health swag. 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 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...

6 Ways to Ditch the Dull Diet Food

We like these foods (OK, perhaps not the “shakes” or endless cereal), but if you’re just getting started on a weight loss diet after years of eating foods that are very un-plain, un-steamed and un-oatmealish, then you may be looking for something else entirely.  It is possible to enjoy your food and still lose weight and improve your health with these 6 ways to ditch the dull diet food:

  1. Set down the can of pseudo-more...

Boost Fiber. Boost Weight Loss.

I say fiber, you say ________.

If you say orange-flavored powder and the bathroom, it may be time to think a little bigger.

Fiber is found in a variety of foods and has many different health benefits. It’s recommended that the average person should have between 21-38 g of fiber per day. That may not sound like much, but the reality is that most Americans average about 10g of fiber per day, approximately half of what we should. Getting enough fiber in your diet more...

The Revolution Against Calories

Long considered the best measurement to help us achieve a healthy weight, science is now setting calories aside in favor of the foods themselves. Finding that different foods seem to be processed differently, researchers are pointing out that it is the quality of foods in the diet that may make the biggest difference.  Nutrition411 recently summed up the calorie discussion, including more...

How to Maintain Weight Loss and Still Eat Out

As more and more of us rely on restaurants during our busy days, whether it’s a breakfast on the run, a work lunch with your team or a weeknight dinner between kids’ activities, it’s more important than ever to treat ourselves well as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy Dining’s dietitians have compiled this list of tips to help you dine out without the worry:
  • Order smaller portions. It’s no secret that many restaurants offer super-sized more...

Why it’s So Hard to Lose Weight

If you’ve ever been on a diet for weight loss, you understand that it can be a struggle.  Sometimes it seems as though the minute you decide to lose weight, start eating healthy and exercising, you feel like a switch has been flipped enticing you to eat everything and gain weight.  Is it really all in the mental game?  For those that can stay on track with the diet du jour and lose weight, there often comes a plateau in weight loss and then a gradual return of pounds lost more...

Fiber Focus: Why You Need Fiber and How to Add It to Your Diet

On average, Americans eat about 10 grams of fiber each day – significantly less than the fiber recommendations from the Institute of Medicine. They advise men to consume 38 grams and women 25 grams of fiber each day, respectively.  It doesn’t have to be a chore to add more fiber to your diet, and the rewards are great.
 
Breakfast
Get more fiber at breakfast! A University of Liverpool more...

20 Healthy Veggie Recipes

By Kristen Castillo

Problem solved! We’ve rounded up 20 recipes – using a variety of veggies from cucumber and zucchini and bell peppers – that are full of flavor!
 
  1. Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad. This cool and creamy salad makes for a hearty meal! Plus it’s low carb and paleo more...

Infused Waters: A Fresh, Fun Way to Stay Hydrated

By Kristen Castillo

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 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.

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