Trick or Treat Yourself

Beyond the fun decorations, creative costumes, and pumpkin carving, Halloween is synonymous with candy- and lots of it. If you’re planning on taking your kids Trick or Treating, or simply buying candy for the kids in your neighborhood, chances are, you may want to treat yourself too. Before you indulge,...
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Fun fact! Did you know the avocado is also known as the Alligator Pear? Regardless of whether you know it as the Alligator Pear or just a plain ole avocado, these nutritional powerhouses are one of my absolute favorite foods. Sure you can eat it plain, sliced in a...
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Surviving Holiday Travel

The holidays are here! Visiting family and friends! Sparkly lights and parties! And road-tripping. And airplane food.  Airport security lines? Wait, we thought the holidays were supposed to be fun… First, figure out what’s allowed.Liquids over 3.4 oz are not allowed through airport security, so buy your bottled water...
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Sprouted Nuts and Seeds

I love nuts and would live on them and nut butters alone (um, and chocolate) if they didn’t carry such a high calorie and fat load.  But, since they do I limit myself to 1 serving a day (about 1/4 cup nuts or 2 TBSP nut butter) so I...
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The Skinny on Fruit

Weight Watchers used to be the last bastion of old-school numbers-don’t-lie dieting. The points system reinforces a fundamental principle of weight loss: to lose body weight, create a calorie deficit. Fewer calories in, more calories out. When the body does not get enough energy from food, it begins to...
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Nuts for Nuts

One of my favorite snacks are nuts. A handful a day may not only help to prevent heart disease but recent studies show they can also promote weight loss! The catch? Keeping your intake to just one handful (technically 1/4 cup is a serving). Simply put, grabbing too many...
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Fat traps on New Years Eve

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...
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