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How Weight Loss Can Improve Heart Health

Did you know that even a small amount of weight loss can greatly improve heart health?  This is a hot topic right now during American Heart Month. 

According to researchers from Washington University School of Medicine, “Losing even a little weight can greatly improve heart and vascular health, boost heart function, lower blood pressure and improve more...

Help with Healthy Resolutions When Dining Out or On-the-Go

Don’t leave your success to guessing or chance or let the passion of a New Year’s resolution fade.  Make this the year you achieve your health and weight loss goals by building a solid framework to support your efforts.  Make your vision of health a reality this year with tools and strategies like these:

Make real world goals
Let’s be honest: You probably aren’t going to change your life and health habits overnight.  more...

Healthy Resolutions and Healthy Dining at Restaurants

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...

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):
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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...

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...

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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4 Tips for Adding Fruit to Your Diet


Although recent research indicates that fruit alone may not increase weight loss, it can be a smart way to add a wealth of vitamins and minerals to help satisfy your body’s need for nutrition.  Fruit can also be a delicious way to get fiber – a whole lot tastier than the powdered stuff at the store – to help keep more...

3 Healthy Weight Loss Ideas from Parks and Rec


The words “healthy weight loss” often inspire feelings of dread, deprivation and flat out rebellion when you start thinking of the endless plates of steamed broccoli you may see in your future and torturous hours you’re sure you’ll have to give up to the gym. 
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Change the Weight Loss Conversation


There has been lots in the news lately about weight loss, weight loss fads and promises for quick weight loss that don’t really live up to the hype.  These quick fixes, magic pills and broken promises for weight loss often leave dieters feeling frustrated, defeated and with extra pounds.  It’s time to change the weight loss conversation.  more...

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