What are you going to do with that jack-o-lantern? EAT IT! Yup, pumpkin is a low calorie, high fiber, naturally sweet winter squash that is an easy addition to countless dishes. It can replace high-fat ingredients like oil or cream in baking, can be roasted and eaten alone, bears...Read More: (Almost) 101 Ways to Use Pumpkin!
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Everyone looks forward to the holiday season filled with cheer, festivities and oh yeah….food. Getting swept up in the parties doesn’t give you the right to wreck the progress you’ve made on your diet (not to mention fitting into your skinny jeans!). So before you add weight loss to...Read More: Fat traps on New Years Eve
A recent study showed that limiting refined carbohydrates and replacing them with soy and milk protein may help lower blood pressure. How does this translate to your diet? Read below for our guidelines and simple swaps. Say “no thanks” to refined carbohydrates aka starchy whites: White bread White rice...Read More: New Protein-Rich, Heart-Healthy Swaps
We’ve heard it a million times “watch what you eat over the holidays to prevent weight gain”! But rarely do you hear “watch what you drink”! Well, I’m here to tell you the weight doesn’t only come on from the food you chew; calories from beverages count too!! Egg...Read More: Holiday Day Drinks = Holiday Bulge!
Dining out with friends, a holiday lunch or dinner, traveling for the week? Eating away from home can be part of any successful nutrition program as long as you know which foods to avoid and which to enjoy. A little bit of preparation will take you a long way...Read More: Dine out healthfully during the holidays and all year round!
Did you know: The average Thanksgiving meal has around 3,000 – 5,000 calories and 229 grams of fat! That’s 3 days worth of calories and fat in 1 meal or converted into pounds that = 1 to 1.5 pounds just from one meal! So, is it possible to navigate...Read More: How to happily navigate the Thanksgiving Table
Halloween is right around the corner and you know what that means….CANDY! So how do you prevent yourself from repeatedly sticking your hand into the candy jar? Sure good old will power works but c’mon when leftovers are hanging around your living room or office, will power alone often...Read More: Stay happy (and slim) this Halloween!