The infamous salad bar, available everywhere from work cafeterias to family restaurants, can round out a meal with a wholesome side dish, or be a meal all by itself. What could be more healthy and nutritious? Those vegetables and fruits can be loaded... Read more
Isn’t it wonderful when something that tastes so yummy is also good for you? That’s what you get when you enjoy the delicious, sweet flavor of berries. The pigments that give berries their deep red, blue, black and purple hues are powerfu... Read more
The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.
A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o... Read more
People love routine. There’s comfort in doing the same things and knowing exactly what to expect—no surprises, no fear, no thinking required. And sometimes, routine can be a very good thing.
But when it co... Read more
Q: I feel depressed around the holidays every year. How can I enjoy the season and feel happier like everyone else?
A: It's not uncommon to feel a little (or a lot) "blue" during the holidays. Many factors can contribute to th... Read more
For anyone out there who follows a clean eating diet, or is familiar with what it entails, I'm trying this out for the first time and am not sure if some of the foods I have in my fridge and pantry are OK to eat. I am trying to eat lots of veggies, f... Read more
Hello everyone! Just thought maybe you all could give me some good ideas on how I can stop the nibbling I do when I make dinner for my husband and children. I have been meal prepping my meals to make sure things are weighed out and healthy but family... Read more
I am a married mom of 5 little ones and a full time nursing student in my Junior year of a BSN program. I have gained nearly 100 pounds since I met my husband in 1997. I can't even believe I just wrote that! I can't believe how heavy I ha... Read more
So today right after I went to the gym I had this overwhelming feeling of not wanting to feel like weight loss is a full time job in itself. I work 2 jobs and workout 5 days a week. Because of this every Sunday I cook all my meals and snacks ahead... Read more
Hello there! I've heard for years about the wisdom of using smaller plates and how, over the last several decades, our plate size (and, unfortunately and proportionately, our belly size) have grown over the years. I am looking to purchase a set of... Read more
Did you know that the colors red, orange & yellow can actually make you desire to eat something? On the other hand, the color blue can suppress your appetite. Size also has a lot to do with perspective. If you fix & eat your meal off of a small plate... Read more
If you’ve seen enough infomercials in your time, it’s easy to get convinced that you need to buy the latest and greatest in exercise gadgets or gizmos in order to reach your fitness goals. The truth is, there’s no need to spend... Read more
Ever wonder why some people live longer? So did researcher Dan Buettner, whose recent book is "The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest." With help from National Geographic and the National Institute on Agin... Read more
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