Category: Weight Loss

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I’m On A Boat: Cruise Healthy!

Most people are shocked when I tell them I like to go on cruises. As a health advocate who prides herself on eating a healthy diet and leading an active lifestyle, people find my vacation of choice quite surprising. In most people’s minds, a cruise vacation is an opportunity to be sedentary and gorge themselves […]

yerba mate
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Yerba Mate: Maybe Not So Healthy

About a year ago, my husband introduced me to an interesting drink that had recently gained popularity in the United States: yerba mate. At first, I thought it was another tea made from the Camellia sinensis bush, but after tasting it, I realized that it had distinctive differences in flavor from the teas that I […]

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 […]

Peanut Butter
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Peanut Butter: Pleasantly Beneficial!

Susan loved peanut butter when she was growing up. That means she loved anything with peanut butter either in it or on it. Her passion for peanut butter transcended all other foods, almost to the point of excluding anything without peanut butter. It was so extreme that during her younger years her parents were forced […]

hummus
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Hummus: It Really Is That Good!

If you watched the movie “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan” featuring Adam Sandler, you noticed right away that hummus is mentioned extensively throughout the film. There is a reason for this. Israelis love to eat hummus. Although, admittedly, the movie took the use of hummus to ridiculous extremes that I wouldn’t advise. However, it […]

brown rice
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Brown Rice Vs. White Rice: It’s Not About the Color!

John loved Thai food. Most lunch breaks when he didn’t have to work through lunch, he’d head to the local Thai restaurant. Usually, he ordered a curry dish, which was always accompanied by white sticky rice. Today though, he didn’t get his usual waiter. So, instead of assuming he wanted white rice with the panang […]

almond salad
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Almonds: Not Only Tasty, But Healthy!

One of my favorite after dinner snacks to have with tea is almonds. I love the delicately flavored nut with its soft texture and light, sweet taste. If I don’t watch myself, I’m inclined to eat far more of them than I should, because I find the taste of almonds addictive. Fortunately, unlike the chips […]

dog
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Dogs: A Man’s Best Workout Partner!

Steve retired last year from his job of 30 years. Finally, he could do what he wanted, whenever he wanted. No more kids to take care of and no job to go to. So, for the next six months Steve sat on the couch and watched all his favorite shows and sporting events. He enjoyed […]

stirfry
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Capture the Most Nutrients From Your Vegetables!

If your goal is achieving optimal health, then a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is key. They are loaded with essential nutrients, antioxidants and a multitude of disease fighting properties. It is no wonder that many health organizations recommend that you eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Those of […]

Pull-up
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CrossFit: Know the Risks!

The first time I heard about CrossFit was when my mom started competing in Olympic weightlifting about four years ago. She joined a CrossFit affiliated gym near her house, since they had all the equipment that she required in order to train for Olympic weightlifting. At the time, I thought CrossFit was just the name […]

Is Chinese Food Healthy?
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Is Chinese Food Healthy?

When a new Chinese restaurant opened up just a block from his work, Steve was ecstatic that he could go there during his lunch break. He loved Chinese food! He immediately started eating there several times a week. He figured that he was eating fairly healthy, since most Chinese dishes rely heavily on vegetables and […]

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 […]

salmon dinner
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Eat Out, Don’t Pig Out!

It’s Friday night and you’re finally home after a long, crazy workday that capped off an incredibly hectic workweek. As you step through the front door, your two young kids run up, excited to see you, but also hungrily demanding dinner. Normally, you would cook up a healthy meal for your family, but tonight you […]

stevia
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Stevia: The Other White Sweetener

During your weekly shopping trip, you see a food sample booth just ahead of you. Curious what they have to try, you make your way over. Oooh, coffee! With how little sleep you got last night, that sounds great. So, you pour yourself a small cup and as you are about to grab the sugar, […]

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 […]

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