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Diet and Fitness

Healthy snack ideas

9 Healthy Snacking Tips

1 Comment 13 July 2011

In order for a snack to do its job, be sure it's balanced--or else you may still be hungry and will have wasted calories on food that didn’t satisfy you, says Keri Gans, MS, RD, CDN, author of The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner, Healthier You.

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Why Skipping Meals Is Diet Sabotage

No Comments 11 July 2011

Can you really lose weight by eating frequently? Yes, says Jeffry S. Life, M.D., Ph.D., author of The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body. The key is to not consume more calories than you need at any one time.

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Alcoholic drinks can derail your diet unless you find low-calorie cocktails

Don’t Derail Your Diet: Get Creative with Low-Calorie Cocktails

2 Comments 30 June 2011

Talk about a buzzkill: When you’re dieting and watching your weight, it's easy to overlook the impact alcohol has on your daily calorie count. But alcohol can be a major factor in weight gain, and even one tiny cocktail can sabotage your hard work elsewhere.

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Fresh organic peas make great baby food

Why You Should Make Your Own Baby Food

3 Comments 29 June 2011

Homemade baby food has many advantages. It's economical and environmentally friendly, and it helps bring up baby with a healthy appetite for nutritious foods. Think it's too time consuming? Getting started is easier than you may think: with just a few tips and tools you’ll be whizzing up these recipes faster than you can make a grocery list.

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Seafood pasta recipes are great for summer

Fast Weeknight Meal Ideas: Summer Seafood Recipes

1 Comment 24 June 2011

There’s nothing quite like fresh seafood on a warm summer’s night. Light and full of flavor, the sea’s bounty offers endless possibilities and healthy nutrients like vitamin D, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids.

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Store-bought packaged oatmeal with fruit is a great quick meal option

The Best Packaged Food Choices for Busy People

2 Comments 24 June 2011

No time to cook from scratch but still want to eat healthy? Consider these "fast" food recommendations from Jeffry S. Life, M.D., Ph.D., author of The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body.

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Stay fit while working with simple exercises you can do at your desk

How to Avoid Workplace Weight Gain

1 Comment 23 June 2011

A new study confirms the rather obvious relationship between an increase in desk jobs and the U.S.’s rapidly rising obesity rate. But while it's easy to target less "work" at work as a problem, it's more important to determine what you can do to stop packing on the pounds while sitting at your computer.

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Know how to shop for vegetables and fruits with lower pesticide levels

Pesticides in Produce: Are Your Faves on The Dirty Dozen List?

1 Comment 23 June 2011

Eating your fruits and veggies may not be as simple as you think, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group. Warning consumers against the “dirty dozen” -- fruits and vegetables most likely to be contaminated with pesticides -- it's an eye-opening study that highlights what really goes into the production of food, and what it means for your family's health.

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Mixing up your fitness regimen with cross training activities like spinning is helpful for breaking a plateau

Break through Your Workout Plateau

2 Comments 20 June 2011

The pounds have been steadily dropping for months and you've never felt better. But then suddenly, out of nowhere, you’re stuck: The number on the scale hasn’t budged, and you’re frustrated. What gives? You’ve kept the same fitness regimen, so the weight loss should continue to be the same too, right? Wrong.

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Food safety tips to prevent food poisoning and e. coli

Food Safety Tips for a Healthy Summer

3 Comments 15 June 2011

A healthy diet is all about knowing what you’re putting in your body -- from the nutritious foods you want to eat to the harmful bacteria you don’t. Especially in the warm summer months, it's important to remember that if you’re not careful, some of the healthiest foods could potentially be the most dangerous carriers of salmonella and E. coli.

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Men should use this healthy eating shopping checklist for weight loss

A Guy’s Grocery Checklist for Losing Weight

3 Comments 15 June 2011

Guys, stock your kitchen with these essentials, then choose an easy-to-follow, fat-burning diet from The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body, by Jeffry S. Life, M.D., Ph.D.

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Women's health preventing hot flashes during menopause

7 Ways to Beat Hot Flashes — Naturally

1 Comment 14 June 2011

Is it hot in here? Get seven effective, non-hormonal approaches for dealing with the dreaded hot flash, a sign of menopause, from Michael T. Murray, N.D., author of What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know: The Alternative Treatments That May Change Your Life -- and the Prescriptions That Could Harm You.

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Berries and energy boosting foods

Try These 5 Diet-Saving Foods

2 Comments 10 June 2011

Choose your favorite foods from this list to make once a week. Then reach for them during a weak moment, say Michael F. Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., authors of YOU: Losing Weight: The Owner’s Manual to Simple and Healthy Weight Loss.

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Working out during warm weather can be dangerous

Should You Work Out on a Hot Day?

No Comments 08 June 2011

While summer is a great time to kick your fitness goals into high gear, it's not always easy--or safe--to exercise in the heat. As the seasons change, your workouts should, too.

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