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
Whether you're road-tripping, heading out for date night or just need a break from dirty dishes, there are bound to be times when a restaurant meal is in order. As long as you avoid the fast food and opt for a full-service restaurant, you should... 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
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
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I started this diet 2 months ago when my blood work, (A1C), came back at 6.1. To date I have lost 6lbs. I started this app in order to keep track of my sugar but this app shows everything but sugar. Tell me, are the carbs the sugar?... Read more
Gout & type 2 diabetes often co-exist in people with common physical characteristics & conditions, the most prominent being obesity. Gout is a form of arthritis caused by uric acid buildup. Avoid alcohol, stay away from foods with purines which incre... Read more
Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish, particularly salmon, help support weight loss by regulating insulin levels. Many other fish proteins also cause a calorie deficit in digestion, which stimulates the body to use stored fat as a form of energy. In fac... 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
One of the most controversial debates in the nutrition world – can butter be part of a healthy diet?YesThere’s something deliciously simple about good old butter. It’s made from nothing but cream and salt, not the laundry list of in... Read more
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