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Learn to Love Berakfast

Learn to Love Breakfast
Reasons to Make A.M. Eating a Habit

By Leanne Beattie, Health & Fitness Writer

As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone u...

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Kale: nutritional profile

Kale: nutritional profile

Kale is a nutritional standout in three basic areas: (1) antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, (2) much-needed micronutrients (in which the average U.S. adult is currently deficient), and (3) cancer-preventive nutrients called glucosinolates.
Antioxidant an...

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How Do You Slow Down and Eat Mindfully in this Hurry-Up World

Life lived in the fast lane . . . not always good for us! When itís time to eat our meals, it is important not to rush! How can you slow it down? Mindful eating starts with building an awareness of hunger. Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgment Ė deliberate awareness.

Firs...

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Night-Time Overeating Ė How to Handle It

A calorie is a calorie no matter when itís consumed. So, theoretically, eating @ night is not going to make the difference in your weight loss efforts. The culprit is the amount of food consumed.

Letís back up a little. What are some of the things that could lead to that ravenous night-tim...

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Trying to Eat Clean UGH!

The soul of eating clean is consuming food the way nature delivered it, or as close to it as possible. It is not a diet; itís a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life Ė one meal at a time.

At least this what most food experts and clean eaters say. For me,...

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How to Reduce Starch in Potatoes

How to Reduce Starch in Potatoes
Removing the starch reduces the carbohydrate content, which is helpful when you're following a low-carb diet.

Cold Water Soak
A quick rinse under cold water can wash away much of the surface starch. More starch is removed from a cut potato than a whole ...

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Measuring out Food into Prepackaged Containers

I have found that measuring out my food into prepackaged containers is helping me with my weight loss. On Sunday, I make usually a pot of soup and then put them into containers where it is all measured and easy to log each day. I do the same with making coleslaw, salads, just about all things actua...

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Drink a Glass of Water Prior to Any Meal or Snack

If you are struggling with portion distortion or simply want to cut back the caloric intake of meas and/or snacks, drink a full 8 ounce glass of water (cold, tepid, or iced) prior to eating. This will help to fill you up faster, without adding any unwanted calories and will help prevent you from ove...

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Mindful eating - pay attention to what you are eating!

When you eat, truly taste your food. Feel the texture.... taste the flavor.... feel yourself swallow it... keep your mind on your eating. When it wanders, just say "not now..." and go back to focusing on your eating. You will probably find that you eat more slowly and you eat less because you are no...

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Replace instead of Remove

For any diet changes: REPLACE whatever is taken away with something healthier and more wholesome. Having huge gaps in my diet from foods that are forbidden makes me feel like i'm losing something. What works for me is to fill that gap, even if it means i'm eating more.
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