Tag: "Fat"

coconut
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Coconut Oil: Health or Hype?

A few months ago, I was at the store waiting at the checkout line and I couldn’t help but notice one of the top shelves stacked with rows and rows of coconut water. I turned to my husband and asked what that was all about. My husband replied that both drinking coconut water and using […]

ice cream cone photo
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Ice Cream: Tasty Temptation!

It is hard to find an individual who doesn’t love ice cream. Ice cream is a wonderful treat that brings comfort and happiness to many people, even in the dead of winter. While we all understand that ice cream is not a health food, we may not all realize how bad it is for our […]

Measuring Waist
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Sprint Away That Weight!

Summer is just around the corner and many of you are looking forward to heading to the local beach in your new bathing suit. However, when some of you look in the full length mirror, you might be disappointed by the way your bathing suit looks on you. It’s an all too common scenario. Too […]

Girl Scout Cookies
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Girl Scouts Cookies – To Buy or Not to Buy?

Laura was in a predicament. Her co-worker was selling Girl Scout Cookies for her daughter. Not wanting to offend her coworker, Laura decided to take a look at the cookie selection to see if there was anything that she could buy. She was on a health mission this year and was very careful what she […]

Study: Ditching & Keeping Off the Abdominal Fat
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Study: Ditching & Keeping Off the Abdominal Fat

Last year Tracy’s doctor told her that she needed to lose some weight, especially in her midsection (visceral fat).  He said it was an important step towards decreasing her risk of serious health conditions, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, both of which her family had a history. He had been concerned because […]

Study: High Fat Foods Make You Hungrier
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Study: High Fat Foods Make You Hungrier

Jackie was doing everything in her power to stay on her weight loss plan, but it felt like her family and co-workers were constantly trying to sabotage it.  Her coworkers were constantly tempting her with cookies, cakes and donuts.  And her husband was not making it any easier.  Last week he brought home a carton […]

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BHTV #16 – Apple vs. Pear Shaped

The Podcast Awards are here!  So, if you like this show, please head on over to http://podcastawards.com and nominate under “Best Video Podcast”: Podcast Name: Being Healthy TV Podcast URL: http://www.beinghealthy.tv/media/videopodcast/ If you can spread the word about our podcast to others and they would like to nominate us as well, that would be even […]

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BHTV #15 – Butter vs. Margarine

Imagine you are at an elegant dinner party and the first course is soup accompanied by sourdough bread rolls.  Trying to please everyone, the host provides both butter and margarine, so that each guest can use what they prefer.  Your eyes dart between the two options.  You are trying to eat less fat and be […]

Cholesterol: Wage the War Without Meds!
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Cholesterol: Wage the War Without Meds!

Alan’s annual work physical went pretty well.  He passed all the tests with flying colors, except for his blood cholesterol levels.  His LDL (bad cholesterol) was slightly high and his HDL (good cholesterol) was lower than normal.  Not wanting to go the medication route right away, Alan’s doctor recommended that he improve his diet and […]

Trim the Fat!
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Trim the Fat!

After listening to “Being Healthy for Busy People” podcasts for a few months, Stan realized that his daily fat intake was way too high.  He was a meat and potatoes kind of guy who enjoyed his steak, eggs, whole milk and greasy snack foods.  Even though he thought it might be a tough transition to […]

BH4BP #48 - Do Carbohydrates Make You Fat?
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BH4BP #48 – Do Carbohydrates Make You Fat?

Photo by NatalieMaynor I have some exciting news to share with you today!  I am taking my passion for health and helping others to the next level.  In June I will be coming out with a weekly video podcast in addition to the weekly audio podcast. The video promo will be coming out this Sunday, […]

Corn on the Cob: Are You Trying to Butter Me Up?
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Corn on the Cob: Are You Trying to Butter Me Up?

Photo by WayTru via Flickr The weather outside is getting warmer and people are heading outdoors for cookouts.  Soon the summertime parties will be going full swing and hot, juicy, sweet corn on the cob will be on the menu at many of those parties. In the United States, corn on the cob is synonymous […]

Get That Food Away From the Deep Fryer!
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Get That Food Away From the Deep Fryer!

Photo by jetalone via Flickr We all know that deep fried foods are bad for us, so why are they growing in popularity?  It seems that people all over the world are indulging in more and more greasy, deep fried foods.  Back in the day we had french fries, donuts, fried chicken, corn dogs and […]

Know Your Fats
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Know Your Fats

Photo by Voedingscentrum via Flickr Fat?  Not that word again! The word fat has such a bad connotation. Many people think of fat only as the cause of obesity, clogged arteries, heart disease and many other medical problems.  While that’s all true, it’s too simplistic of a view. Too much fat is bad for you.  […]

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BH4BP #19 – Healthy Food: It’s Whats for Dinner!

First off, I’d like to thank everyone for voting for me in the Podcast Awards.  It was an honor being nominated as a finalist.  I didn’t win, but there is always next year! Your votes were greatly appreciated! Next, I jump right into the show.  On last week’s show, I talked about ways that you […]