Convenience foods and snacking go hand in hand. Unfortunately, many of these convenient snacks also go straight to our waistlines. When "snack packs" appeared on the market just a few years ago, dieters rejoiced! Now, they could easily coun... Read more
If you've read "Fun and Filling Lunches To-Go" then you already have some great ideas for packing a healthy, filling, and tasty lunch. But some days, packing your own meal isn't an option. When you're not able to brown-bag it, d... Read more
A recent study had 42 women eating lunch that consisted of a first course salad and a pasta entrée. The salads they ate varied in both the calorie content and the portion size, but all contained lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, an... Read more
If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede... 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
Oh! So I drink a cup of coffee after I wake up. & 2 cups of tea, one at night & one in the middle of the day. Water is the only other thing I drink. Would anyone consider this bad though? All the caffeine..... Read more
I find it terribly difficult to control myself around for, even after losing 130 pounds.
Not sure how to get into the head of the person enabling me and just tell them "no".
Starting to seek outside support. :x... Read more
When I started 3 weeks ago I made drinking 8 cups of water a goal for Feb 1. I've already met that goal and most days exceed it! Today I'm on my 11th cup! No time to drink anything else and I don't miss diet soda at all!... Read more
Eating sugar snap peas instead of chips or other high carb snacks has helped me stay on track to healthy eating. Using a scale and portion control has taught me to serve healthy portions not just serve.... 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
A few months back, I reviewed some portion control products from Fit & Fresh. We were so impressed that we decided to partner with Fit & Fresh to develop some healthy eating "kits" for our members, which are now available in the recently updated Spar... Read more
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