Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l... Read more
When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I... Read more
Heart disease is a scary thing. In the face of dire risk factor statistics and horror stories about cholesterol, you can easily get rattled. You might feel overwhelmed by the whole cholesterol question, and feel like you face uninformed life and... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
Juicy tomatoes growing under the Tuscan sun, oranges that burst with life, the steamy warmth of fresh-baked breads—there are several mouth-watering reasons to treat your taste buds to the flavors of the Mediterranean. The food is magnificent!
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Neither is healthy. BMI isn't the best way to measure your health, anyway. My BMI says I'm obese, but I have a lot of muscle because I lift weights. See your doctor and a mental health professional for help dealing with disordered eating patterns.... Read more
Nerdette is right, a liquid diet is not a long-term solution. I'd recommend using the tracking tools on SP to come up with a sustainable, positive eating pattern. Denial of foods can actually lead to cravings and cause more problems.... Read more
You should eat real, solid food. Liquid diets are never sustainable in the long term and don't help you learn how to watch your portion sizes when you eat food. All the weight will be back when you stop the liquid diet and go back to solid food.... Read more
In healthy moderation. I found myself eating asf this was my one and only chance to eat "bad" foods so much so that now I'm finding it very difficult to go back to my healthy ways. It was so liberating to eat and not think about my every move!... Read more
Walnuts are full of omega-3 fatty acids and diets that contain nuts help reduce the risks of heart disease and type 2 diabetes and help control weight. The healthy fats appear to be the secret nut ingredient that prevents heart disease. Not only waln... Read more
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In 2008, over-the-counter fish oil supplement sales in the United States nearly topped $740 million. Add to that the additional $1.8 billion spent on other omega-3 fortified foods like margarine and peanut butter and you can see that omega-3 is big b... Read more
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