Tag archive for "weight control"

Diet and Fitness

Avocado mango salad

How to Beat Holiday Bulge with Simple Salad Tricks

No Comments 01 November 2011

This is the time to pay penance for Halloween candy sins and still clean up your act before the holiday bulge threatens to derail your diet. The first thing to do is bulk up on your veggie intake, especially in the form of appetite-squelching salads. Hate low-cal dressing? Think you don't have time to make salads? Think again, says Keri Gans, MS, RD, CDN, author of The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner, Healthier You.

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Diet and Fitness

Should college students fear the Freshman 15 or is it just a myth?

The Freshman 15: Is It a Myth?

1 Comment 02 September 2011

By Kristin Sidirov Going away to college can be a challenging experience. Teens, uprooted from home with unsure footing in their new world, begin trying to discover just who they are. While many students find the transition liberating, it can also be intimidating to handle the pressures of academic life—and those emotions can be a perfect storm that leads to the infamous Freshman 15.

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Diet and Fitness

Chocolate Beet Cake Recipe from Always Order Dessert

Amazing Desserts Made with Vegetables (Seriously!)

1 Comment 19 August 2011

By Kristin Sidorov Wait, what? Vegetables for dessert? Trust us: It's 100 percent true and utterly delicious. Creative veggie desserts have been popping up in the most popular restaurants across the country, with scrumptious results and rave reviews. So fill up that veggie drawer and whip up something magical with these clever recipes that give new life to "Eat your vegetables."

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Diet and Fitness

Summer salad with chicken bacon and avocado

Get Out of the Kitchen! No-Cook Meals to Beat the Heat

1 Comment 01 August 2011

When the weather is as warm as the days are long, it seems downright criminal to spend time sweltering in a cramped kitchen with a hot oven. Stay cool and satisfied with simple, healthy, no-cook meals.

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Diet and Fitness

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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Diet and Fitness

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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Diet and Fitness

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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Health and Wellness

Celebrate Men's Health Week

Celebrate Men’s Health Week

1 Comment 14 June 2011

Men’s Health Week runs through Father’s Day (June 19: don't forget!). The annual campaign aims to raise awareness of how all men can prevent illness and treat existing health conditions.

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Diet and Fitness

No guilt summer desserts made with fruit and no sugar added

Skip the Guilt with These Sweet, No-Sugar-Added Summer Treats

5 Comments 06 June 2011

Forget the siren song of Mister Softee's truck. Ripe, juicy, and bursting with natural sweetness, summer fruit is at its peak and doesn't need any added frills or sugar to taste perfect.

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Diet and Fitness

Summer salad recipes are great for no-cook dinners

Too Hot to Cook? Try These Simple Summer Salads

2 Comments 02 June 2011

Now that the USDA has unveiled a brand-new "food pyramid", MyPlate, recommending that half each of meal consist of vegetables and fruits, it's a good time to consider the salad as a main course (plus, you don't have to turn on the oven). Here, great recipes for a summer diet you’ll actually enjoy.

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Diet and Fitness

Barbecue and grilling brings family and friends together for Memorial Day weekend

How to Have a Safe, Healthy Memorial Day

No Comments 27 May 2011

Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer fun, (hopefully) marked by backyard gatherings, sunshine, and outdoor grilling favorites that are guaranteed to tempt you into ruining your summer diet plans. But fear not: With these easy tricks and simple swaps, you’ll stay on track without missing out on the traditional fare of holiday festivities.

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Diet and Fitness

7 Creative Lunchtime “Life Hacks” You Can Use to Lose Weight

No Comments 01 February 2011

Here are specific action items you can use to alter your lunch routines to ultimately reduce your overall calorie intake. From The Flex Diet: Design Your Own Weight-Loss Plan by Dr. James Beckerman

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Diet and Fitness

End Your Addiction to Emotional Eating

No Comments 04 January 2011

Do you use food to relieve boredom? Exhaustion? Upset feelings? Learn how to conquer emotional eating with this easy exercise from The Holford Low GL Diet: Lose Fat Fast Using the Revolutionary Fatburner System by Patrick Holford.

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Diet and Fitness

How to Motivate Yourself to Lose Weight

4 Comments 31 December 2010

To lose weight, you have to eat well, move, and build lean muscle mass – it’s as simple as that, according to motivational speaker and New York Times bestselling author Susan Powter’s The Politics of Stupid: The Cure for Obesity.

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