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Groceries and Planning

Something that has worked for me --I have found that if I wash,slice, dice, etc my veggies, fruits( and whatever else I buy) and put them in the proper portions into baggies as I'm putting away the groceries, this really helps. Then, when I want something, it is ready for me to grab and go! Instead...

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Kale 101 101

Kale 101
kale-basketAccording to this comprehensive profile by the USDA, the American diet has drastically changed over the last 30 years. Here are the sad and shocking facts from the National Center for Health Statistics. They say an astounding 62 percent of adult Americans were overweight in 20...

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Margarine versus Butter

For years I was a margarine girl. My mother, the anorexic, raised me on margarine, because it was "lower calories". Remember this is in the 60s and 70s when we had no clue what healthy eating was and skinny was the rage.

I took this into my first and second marriages, forcing my poor farm...

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Eating Protein at Breakfast Every Day To Lose Weight

For years I did not eat breakfast. As a child I sometimes did, sometimes didn't. I remember eating hot cereal, like cream of wheat or oatmeal. Less frequently I remember eating eggs, usually with toast and sausage or bacon. But at some point between there and my late twenties-early thirties, I becam...

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Bananas help more than you think


1. Bananas Contain Many Important Nutrients

Bananas are among the most popular fruits on earth.

Native to Southeast Asia, they are now grown in many warmer parts of the world.

There are many types of bananas available, which vary in color, size and shape. The most common typ...

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More about Balancing Meals

I posted the other day about balancing meals. I wanted to share my breakfast today as an example because I think that is the hardest meal for me to balance. After all, it's easy to add a veggie to lunch and supper, but who eats green beans or broccoli at breakfast!

The easiest way is to dri...

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Take This Detour!

I work for the City of Grand Rapids Minnesota and am an Administrative Assistant. I am part of our wellness team and am in charge of writing a quarterly newsletter.

I recently came across an article that I think really speaks volumes and wanted to share it with you. This is nothing new bu...

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Perfect/healthy portions for on the go eating

I have a hard time choosing healthy foods when I'm busy. I'm a mother of 6 and we are always on the go, with doctor appointments or some type of event. In the past "Fat Food" joints have been my go to for quick eats. We all know a small fry and double cheeseburger is not healthy. It left me feeling ...

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Am I Hungry?

A friend of mien sent me a rather long essay on hunger, why it happens and how it happens. Here is the link if you are interested:

https://aeon.co/essays/hunger-is-psychological-and-dieting-only-makes-it-worse

The article makes a convincing argument that hunger is controlled not only ...

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Balancing a meal

At first I was just trying to stay withing my caloric range, but thanks to the Full Nutrition Report that I ran at the end of each day, I discovered a few things about my eating habits. My calories were fine, but my nutritional values were all over the place. Too much protein one day, too much chol...

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