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December 27
The holiday season is upon us and we usually go to the holiday party with good intentions--to make healthy choices--but sometimes we fail. It can be difficult if the choices offered are not low calorie foods. Or if we arrive starving View Full Article
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June 01
You have worked really hard all year getting ready for the beach, the last thing you want to do is blow all your hard work by giving in to all the dietary challenges at the beach. View Full Article
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February 03
If you haven’t noticed, portion sizes are getting larger every day. Portions of common foods like pasta, hamburgers, fries, coffee, sodas, and bagels have doubled in size from where they were twenty years ago. With this growth have come increases in waistlines and body weight. View Full Article
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December 15
Endurance events last over one hour and after the first hour of training nutrition plays a vital role in sustaining energy levels. Here are the important guidelines for proper fueling before, during, and after training. View Full Article
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October 15
Are you feeling overwhelmed at the grocery store reading food labels all the time and deciding what to buy food that is healthy? The best news about choosing fruits and vegetables is that you really can’t go wrong View Full Article
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September 29
It is time to find ways to be healthier to protect your heart. The American Heart Association recommends a dietary pattern that keeps intake of trans fats and saturated fats as low as possible (with less than 10 percent of daily calories coming from trans fats and saturated fats combined), as both of these are associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Don’t be confused trans fat is worse than saturated fat since it raises the bad cholesterol (LDL) and also lowers the good cholesterol (HDL) unlike saturated fat which only raises the bad cholesterol. As a result, the debate has been settled, margarine is worse for us than butter because most margarines are processed using a method which results in unhealthy trans fats. View Full Article
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September 21
When it comes to building muscle strength it requires adequate total calorie intake based on the proper combination of calories from carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Energy bars and sports drinks may be used to supplement calorie intake when engaged in more rigorous strength building. View Full Article
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September 08
When it comes to weight loss, hunger can be the biggest obstacle to overcome and the difficulty in overcoming hunger can actually be increased when people start a fitness program to achieve their weight loss goal. The latest research from the American College Sports Medicine has found that an increase in exercise can lead to an increase in appetite. Then of course when hunger gets out of control this can lead to unnecessary food cravings and poor food choices and/or overeating. Let’s take a look at some ways to control appetite with particular foods and eating strategies. View Full Article
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August 17
Summer temperatures are on the rise and so is the need for a frozen treat. If you are trying to make the healthiest choice it can be confusing with all the latest choices for ice cream: low-fat, light, non-fat, or frozen yogurt. The good news is that with all the new options for ice cream, it can be part of a healthy diet; it is just a matter of knowing what to look for on the label. View Full Article
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August 14
When deciding on a healthy weight you should consider the calories needed to maintain your goal weight. It is also important to understand how the process of weight loss works so your expectations are realistic. The rate of weight loss depends on a person’s calorie needs, and it is strictly a numbers game when it comes to weight loss. To understand how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, you need to start with the calorie basics. View Full Article

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