5 Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

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Boost your metabolism and you’ll burn more calories doing everything, even reading this article! Here are four easy ways to boost your metabolism: ALWAYS EAT BREAKFAST Eat something for breakfast, ideally a good combination of low-glycemic carbohydrates and some protein. If you don’t eat breakfast, your metabolism tanks as your body goes into starvation mode in order to conserve calories. … Read More

Simple Food Substitutions

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Make some simple food substitutions in order to cut sugar and processed carbs out of your diet. A high-carbohydrate diet triggers the production of too much insulin, which leads to fat storage and diabetes. By cutting back on the sugar in your diet, and by choosing carbohydrates that are higher in fiber and nutrients, you can keep your insulin levels under … Read More

Diet Tips That Actually Work

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Are there diet tips that work? Have you tried all those diets that are popular nowadays like the bone broth diet, the gluten-free diet, no-fruit diet, or the latest magic herb diet? Ever wondered why there’s always a new diet that comes along? Not that new nutrition ideas never have any merit, but methods that have passed the test of … Read More

Lies You’ve Been Told About Dieting

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Throughout the years so many things have been said about losing weight that we tend to accept them as facts. It’s time to sort out the truth from the lies about dieting. Lie #1: Just don’t eat the forbidden food If you can only stay away from (gluten, fat, carbs, fruit, whatever), THEN you can finally lose weight easily and … Read More

Should I Eat Fruit?

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Fruit contains important vitamins, phytonutrients, and antioxidants, but its fructose content can contribute to sugar addiction and cravings, and make it harder to lose weight. So Should I Eat Fruit? Let me be very clear: This does not mean you shouldn’t eat fruit! Fruit is good for you, and you shouldn’t give it up. Rather than taking an all-or-nothing approach, use this … Read More

Ways To Use Leftovers

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If you’re wondering how to use leftovers to avoid wasting food, try this 3-in-1 healthy meal planning. They’re meals made from leftovers. Ways to use leftovers My clients often state that the primary reason they don’t eat better is that they don’t have time to cook every day. If you struggle with finding time to cook, this 3-in-1 meal planning system … Read More

Better Nutrition Through Whole Foods

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Better Nutrition From Real Food Real food is something you could find growing, running, swimming, or flying somewhere on the planet. Something packaged in a plastic wrapper in a factory overseas that is loaded with preservatives, artificial colors, and artificial flavors is not real food. Whole, unprocessed food is higher in nutrients than processed items. And the bottom line for … Read More

Easiest Way To Lose Weight

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It might be a surprise to you, but one of the easiest ways lose weight is to eat slower and to chew more thoroughly! Overweight and obese people tend to eat faster than leaner people. A recent report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has analyzed 22 experiments on the effect of eating speed and calorie intake. Overall the … Read More

Breaking Unhealthy Food Habits

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“We are what we repeatedly do.” -Aristotle Breaking unhealthy food habits is possible — you can train your brain to prefer healthy foods over unhealthy, high-calorie foods! The Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University published a brain scan study in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes that shows it is possible to reverse the addictive power of … Read More

8 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

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You’ve cleaned up your diet, you try to exercise on most days, and even though you may have lost some weight, those last few pounds just won’t seem to budge. What’s up with that? Here are a few things that can affect your weight loss that you may not have thought about: 1. You’re sleep-deprived. According to a Gallup poll, … Read More

What Does Natural Mean?

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There are several terms used on food labels that can be confusing. What does “natural” mean? What’s the difference between grass-fed and organic beef? Many of these terms sound healthy, but might not mean what you think. Here are five common labeling terms, with what they really mean, and what they don’t: Natural The Food and Drug Administration has not … Read More

How To Avoid Destroying Your Waistline During The Holidays

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by Dan DeFigio It amazes me how many people completely shut off any sensibility or moderation around food during holidays. When they give themselves permission to indulge in some holiday sweets, an all-or-nothing mentality takes over, and they go completely overboard, gobbling down every single sugar-filled treat they can lay their hands on — usually with the promise that at … Read More

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup the New Trans Fat?

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Following the Food & Drug Administration’s recent decision that it no longer considers the man-made additive “partially hydrogenated oils,” (commonly referred to as “trans fat”) safe, consumer groups and independent doctors are now targeting the highly controversial sugar substitute High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) as the most dangerous ingredient in the nation’s food supply. Jim Turner, who chairs Citizens for … Read More

Feed Your Family Better — And Cheaper

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With food costs rising, many people are looking for less expensive ways to feed their families. While a fast-food hamburger or a box of prepared Mystery Helper is an inexpensive way to put calories into your family’s stomach, how much actual nutrition are you delivering? Here are six of my favorite inexpensive Superfoods to help your family get the most … Read More

Recipe – Healthy Chicken Salad

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Ingredients 12 ounces diced organic chicken breast, baked or boiled. 3 celery stalks, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 cup jicama, peeled and diced 1/2 cup red onion, diced 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 cup organic Greek yogurt,  unflavored or vanilla Juice from 1/2 lemon   Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover … Read More