Steakhouses serve extra-large portions of hearty, filling heartland food without much spice or variety. Plain side dishes and a smaller number of sauces and toppings make it easier to control calories with smart choices and spe... Read more
Someone once said, “Show me a fish-hater, and I’ll show you a person who has never tasted properly cooked fish.” Whether you made a real catch, or just caught a deal at the grocery, follow these tips to make the most of your se... Read more
Frozen TV dinners weren’t served often when I was growing up in the 60’s. However, on rare, extra-busy nights, I remember eating my meal out of that small, compartmentalized aluminum tray. They were always heated in the oven (since microw... Read more
Seeing the words "diet" and "fun" in the same sentence might seem like an oxymoron. When we decide to lose weight, ideas of deprivation, boredom, sacrifice and even misery usually come to mind. But they don't have to. Weight l... Read more
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
Shake up your diet & exercise routine. Try eating lower carb for a bit, or if you usually run for exercise, try biking or weightlifting instead. You may need to eat more calories if you've been on the low end of your range for a while.... Read more
Just want to get a feel of what others here are doing for their weight loss. And by diet, I don't mean short term crash diets, I am asking about your long term, lifelong healthy food plans for safe weight loss. Please share. Thanks.... Read more
I have struggled with weight issues since I went on my first diet at age 6, and I am now 52. For years, doctors told me I had a "borderline thyroid" problem, whatever that really means. Now, of course, as I am getting older the weight is going up, an... Read more
I'm 5'8 and was 217 last week. I dieted on my own last week (Cabbage Soup diet) and lost 10lbs.) I'm now 207 and would ultimately like to get down to 160, with also building some muscle. My goal date is late May. Any suggestions...?... Read more
Excessive salt causes a loss of potassium and can lead to a drop in blood sugar. Salt can cause High blood pressure, water retention, heartburn. The obese can easily lose five to ten pounds in a few days by cutting out the salt... Read more
Summer vacation! A fun getaway! A calorie restricted diet?Traveling exposes one to many different foods, and what is the point of not enjoying those foods? Before your trip, choose how many calories per day you can eat at maximum (greater than now) a... Read more
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines encourage Americans to include more seafood.Seafood is a general term referring to both finfish as well as shellfish. The average intake of seafood in the United States is around three and a half ounces per week. Evidence... Read more
From coast to coast, nutritional info on restaurant menus is slowly becoming the norm--whether volunteered by companies or (usually) mandated by governments. Though a fight is expected, the U.S. Senate is considering its own legislation to require me... Read more
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