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Healthy Resolutions and Healthy Dining

Did you make healthy resolutions for New Year’s?  Every year, weight loss, nutrition and fitness goals top the list of resolutions for the roughly half of Americans who make them each January.  Gyms fill up, dietitians and personal trainers find their schedules filled to capacity, and many a restaurant meal is skipped in favor of brown bag lunches.  Don’t let your goals fall by the wayside as the weeks go by.  more...

The Best Overall Diet is…

Each year U.S. News & World Report assembles experts in diet, nutrition, obesity, heart disease, diabetes and food psychology to review a lengthy list of eating plans, and this year’s results are here.

Despite its popularity in the media, the Paleo Diet was not a top pick based on the criteria of the reviewers.  In fact, for the fifth year more...

10 Foods to Fuel your Fitness

January may be long past, but that doesn’t mean your resolutions for healthy eating, workouts, sports and other fun activities that focus on MOVING should fall by the wayside.  In fact, with summer on the horizon you may even be inspired to fall in love with something new.  Will Futsol, Zumba, softball, tap dancing, paddle boarding or maybe even hula hooping become your new obsession in the weeks to come?  However you get daily activity, good nutrition throughout the day is more...

Fitness and Weight Loss: How to Stay on Track

If weight loss is your goal and you’ve started a fitness program in addition to your healthy diet, consistency is a must.  From hectic days at work to workout burnout, help yourself stay on track by recognizing and derailing these common “fitness saboteurs” from the American Council on Exercise (ACE):
  1. Stress &ndash more...

How to LOSE Weight in December with HealthyDiningFinder

By Mary Parsons, MS, RD

Even the most health-conscious eaters are not immune to visions of sugar-plums dancing in our heads. The holiday season calls for celebration, and the endless stream of cookies, eggnog lattes, and other holiday indulgences proves that food is a big part of holiday cheer. But if you’ve been working toward weight loss goals, more...

An Unusual Way to Make Healthier Choices at Restaurants

There are lots of suggestions circulating about how to make weight loss easy and something of a no-brainer, including strategies to use when eating out.  If you’re looking for ideas to make weight loss easy at restaurants, you may have tried:
  • Keeping certain trigger foods off your table (bread basket, anyone?)
  • Finding a more...

4 Risks of Crash Diets

Promises of fast weight loss with crash diets can often prove hard to resist.  If you’re like many people, you’ve probably tried at least one juice fast, grapefruit or similar diet over the years for fast weight loss, and it probably was anything BUT effective in the long run.  What you may not know is that crash diets can do more than just leave you feeling frustrated and hungry.  These kinds of diets often come with several other health risks, including these more...

How to Take Back the Holidays for Weight Loss

The holidays, from Halloween through New Year’s Eve, can be a stressful time of year, especially when it comes to food and weight loss.  If your goal is weight loss or maintaining a steady weight through the end of the year, you may feel like the whole world and all the food in it are out to derail your plans right now.

Yes, your will power may be tested.  Yes, you may more...

5 Thanksgiving Foods We Want Now

It’s just about that time… Thanksgiving!  Every year we get together with family or friends, do our best to put together (or order) a mouthwatering Thanksgiving meal and give thanks for the big and little things in our lives that make it all worthwhile.  Whether it’s traditional foods that we’ve been eating every year for as long as we can remember or exciting new dishes that play with ingredients and flavor to push the meal to the next level, we are more...

5 Ways to Avoid the Halloween Sugar

It’s easy to say “everything in moderation,” but if candy is your weakness, it may take more than just willpower and moderation to keep from eating that whole bag of peanut butter cups or powering your way through the sweets buffet at the carnival. It may take smart tactics like these to outsmart yourself and your cravings this Halloween and beyond into the holiday season:

  1. Avoid the candy aisle – You know where it is and you know the chances 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...

3 Wild Ways to Lose Weight with Whole Grains

September may be Whole Grains Month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t include whole grains in your weight loss diet all year round.  Whole grains may be considered the healthy and “good” choice, with loads of fiber, folate, iron and B vitamins, but these trendsetters are anything but boring once you get to know them! Add a little wild whole grain goodness and flavor to your diet with these taste bud tempting whole grain recipes, tips and menu choices:

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5 Weight Loss Superstars to Re-Motivate You


Spring has officially started and the weather is warming up, meaning that just as your New Year’s resolutions are fading, you may be starting to think about bathing suit season and losing any extra winter weight. If dropping pounds and the fast-approaching summer are on your mind, don’t think that you have to deprive yourself of delicious foods and fun with friends.  Food Friendzy ingredients are in your corner from now to Memorial Day and beyond.  These 5 foods for more...

5 Tips to Get Fit from eDiets

 
When it comes to a healthy lifestyle and losing weight, we’re all looking for easy tips to get fit (without the effort).  The first place to look for easy ways to get fit is the people that seem to do it without really trying.  Their secret isn’t genetics, an abnormally high metabolism or the extraordinary love of exercise.  The real secret is small habits that make a big difference. 

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5 Fun Lunches for Weight Loss


A delicious and healthy lunch at a restaurant is heaven, and in a perfect world, enjoyed as much as possible.  However, as much as we would like to treat ourselves to a restaurant every day of the week, for the old budget’s sake, we do occasionally need to take a healthy lunch from home.  These fun lunch ideas from eDiets are great options for good nutrition and weight management more...

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