Learn to Control Your Diet without Letting It Control You

Posted: Feb 11 in Health And Wellness, Nutrition by

Going on a diet usually means following a strict set of guidelines. You know before you even start exactly how many calories, points or fat grams you’re allowed to consume and your favorite foods are almost always taken off the menu. You’re led to believe that all you have to do is jump right into the plan and soon you’ll be shedding the pounds. [Read more]

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Cut the Fat and Up the Protein with These 3 Easy Food Substitutions

Posted: Feb 04 in Health And Wellness, Nutrition by

It’s the mysterious yellow condiment with which we smother everything from tuna salad to BLTs. Unfortunately, mayonnaise is high in cholesterol. That’s because it’s made with eggs–and not the healthier white part of the egg, either. Mayonnaise is made solely with the yolk–the part of the egg that’s highest in cholesterol, fat, and calories. So, how can you get that creamy, slightly tangy taste in a healthier form? Try substituting plain, low-fat Greek yogurt. You’ll completely cut the cholesterol while getting a healthy serving of protein. A typical 6-ounce serving of Greek yogurt contains 15 to 20 grams of protein. Your coleslaw recipe just got a lot healthier! [Read more]

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Are Dried Banana Chips Healthy?

Posted: Jan 28 in Health And Wellness, Nutrition by

The good news is that these chips deliver several valuable nutrients. For example, a one-third cup serving contains around one gram of protein and another gram of fiber. It also provides magnesium, vitamin A, iron, phosphorus, and potassium in small quantities. These nutrients benefit your eyes and may prevent high blood pressure. [Read more]

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A Running Start – Couch to 5K

Posted: Jan 21 in Activity Recommendations, Health And Wellness by

The CDC recommends that adults should be engaging in moderate to intense physical activity for at least 150 minutes a week. If you are already in great shape and at an optimum weight, thirty minutes a day is easy to complete. But for many adults starting a fitness program, the prospect is daunting. If you are overweight, recovering from an injury or simply out of shape, it is hard to imagine running purposefully for any amount of time. This is where Couch to 5K (C25K) programs shine. They offer easy entry into the world of running through a very gradual increase in stamina and ability. You will see your fitness level and attitude about exercise change as you complete this 9-week plan. [Read more]

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5 Top Tips for Losing Weight

Posted: Jan 14 in Health And Wellness by

People often stress over the prospect of changing their entire diet to accommodate their weight-loss plan. You don’t have to throw away everything in your cabinets just to lose weight, but you do have to change your mindset about food and the amounts you eat. Most people gain weight by overeating, regardless of how much they exercise. To begin slimming down, you should turn your focus toward smaller portions of the same meals you already enjoy. [Read more]

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Using Apps for Weight Loss

Posted: Jan 07 in Health And Wellness, Weight loss by

With a demanding career, family obligations, and other responsibilities, committing to a weight loss program can be a challenge. If that’s the predicament you’re in, achieving your weight loss goal may seem impossible. Fortunately, there are things that can be done to rectify that problem. Weight loss apps are a powerful tool that many people have come to rely on for their weight loss needs. [Read more]

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