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Maintaining portion control

Driven by the fact I hate to cook and tend to graze, I put together my meals the night before. Just like when I was working and prepared the next day's lunch. My freezer is stocked with fruits and vegetables, salmon filets, and meats that have been cooked then divided into 3 oz portions. So, I pu...

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What's new and beneficial about Swiss chard?

What's new and beneficial about Swiss chard?

We've become accustomed to thinking about vegetables as great sources of phytonutrients. Indeed they are! But we don't always appreciate how unique each vegetable can be in terms of its phytonutrient content. Recent research has shown that char...

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Stop and think!

I ask myself - do I really want to record THAT on my food tracker?! Asking that question and waiting for the answer can be enough for me not to choose to eat that food. This way, I hold myself accountable to my SP friends.

If the answer is "yes", then I eat whatever THAT food is and log it....

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What's the Difference Between Brown and White Eggs?

What's the Difference Between Brown and White Eggs?


Egg production in the U.S. is pretty impressive: 50 billion eggs per year, but unfortunately that large number is achieved through the use of industrial agriculture, namely concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).1

About 70...

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What is curcumin?

What is curcumin?

Curcumin is a polyphenol in w...

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How to Bounce Back After a Food Binge

ĎTis the season to overdo it with stuffing, turkey, buttery rolls, and pie, pie, and more pie. With all the office parties, cookie swaps, and holiday potlucks (just us?) this time of year, itís especially hard to avoid overeating. But really, stuffing yourself rotten isnít limited to the holidays. S...

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Sneaky Success for Sneaky Hunger

Have a plan in the morning for a snack that you can carry with you during the day for the WHAM hunger craves that hit. Portioned nuts, cheese sticks, a carton of yogurt if you can keep it cool, a small apple with 2 Tbsp PB2 (this is one of the greatest foods to come around).
PB2 is a powder tha...

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Have a Healthy Thanksgiving: 5 Tips to Avoid Overindulging

During Thanksgiving, it's easy to go overboard with the calories and consumption. Temptations of gooey pecan pie and dense sweet potatoes topped with crackly marshmallows make it seem impossible to be disciplined.

But eating healthfully on Thanksgiving doesn't mean you have to forgo all your ...

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Bar Codes Tip

If you are not sure what is healthy when you go to the store an easy fix is to just select the food that does not have a bar code. What will end up happening is you will end up with a lot veggies in your cart. If you not a veggie fan then try to prepare then differently. Pick up a vegan cookbook at ...

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What are the health benefits of asparagus?

What are the health benefits of asparagus?

It is asparagus season so let's inquire into the health benefits of enjoying this popular spring vegetable:
Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidant Benefits

It's not surprising to see asparagus being heralded as an anti-inflammatory food because...

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