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Myth Buster: Why Fad Diets Don’t Work

As we close in on the winter holidays and the new year, it’s important to remember that drastic cuts in calories are just as bad for you as drastic increases in calories. Experts say that significantly reducing the number of calories you consume can actually hinder weight loss efforts. Drastically cutting calories often leaves you feeling Continue Reading

Watching Your Carb Intake? Calories Still Count

“Trendy” in the dieting world currently means low carbohydrate. You can’t walk the aisles of a grocery store, turn on the television, or pick up a magazine without seeing something about carbs. The best-selling diets out now, some of which include the Atkins Diet, The South Beach Diet, and The Zone, exclude carbs almost entirely or limit certain Continue Reading

Foods with Super Powers

A daily multivitamin might be a great choice as “health insurance,” but getting your vitamins from food is a lot more fun. You can get all of the nutrients essential to good health by selecting the right combination of foods. You just have to know where to look. Spinach Popeye was right: Spinach should be Continue Reading

Dieting During the Holidays- Lighten Up

Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner or bringing a few dishes to share, make your recipes healthier with less fat, sugar, and calories. Use fat-free chicken broth to baste the turkey and make gravy. Use sugar substitutes in place of sugar and/or fruit purees instead of oil in baked goods. Reduce oil and butter wherever Continue Reading

Dieting During the Holidays- Make a Game Plan

Think about what you’re going to eat before the big day arrives and plan for healthy options and splurges. If you can’t resist a huge slice of pumpkin pie, what will you cut back on to compensate for it? What will your plate look like? What will leave you feeling satisfied? If you’re not preparing Continue Reading