The word "diet" doesn’t always mean eating less to lose weight—although that’s what we commonly associate it with today. Someone "on a diet" is trying to eat less, or stop eating sweets to fit into a smaller pant... Read more
Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... Read more
Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, fruit should be part of any healthy diet. As a diabetes educator, some of the most frequent questions from my clients have to do with fruit. Can I still eat fruit? How much fruit should I eat? What are the b... Read more
"Cheating" is the act of deceiving others or being dishonest. The word conjures up images of copying someone else's answers during an exam, fudging your taxes, or counting cards. Needless to say, these are not positive activities.... Read more
Even though the notorious "Freshman 15" is really just a myth, leaving home for the first time can translate into weight gain or bad eating habits. It's hard to make healthy choices when confronted with a buffet of options in the dining... Read more
I'm pretty new to this and am finding that i am tracking only to discover that I've gone over my intended calories.I need help with meal planning. I look up recipies and plan a shopping list, but I'm not making a comprehensive "meal by meal" plan. Th... Read more
Any advice/thoughts on replacing a meal with a shake? I was just now reading about "18Shake" but not sure if the reviews on line are for real or not. They say it tastes great, low calorie, and has fiber in it to keep you full for a few hours. I'm... Read more
Shakeology is a meal replacement shake marketed by the BeachBody company. It is very expensive ($120 for 1 shake/day per month), and in my opinion, not worth the expense when you can easily get all you need from whole, real food.... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)
I didnít lose 145 pounds overnight. It took many baby steps to change my lifestyle. Why a lifestyle change instead of a diet? Iíve now kept over 100 pounds off for over 3 years and lost even more. Diets never d... Read more
Control over what goes on our plate is an important but difficult part of weight management. There are a variety of products that can take the guesswork out of portion control as well as everyday items that can be used as portion size visual cues. Ma... Read more
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