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Cracking the Code to a Healthy Christmas

It was just Halloween and Thanksgiving, and yet again, you see the same plethora of holiday foods, treats, and drinks.  Hopefully, you checked out our previous blog, Have a Happy – and Healthy – Thanksgiving, and have been following some of the tips and tricks to stay on track in November.  Here we are a month later, faced with the …

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Have a Happy – and Healthy – Thanksgiving

Other than Halloween, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season when we are surrounded by fun, family, and friends.  We are also constantly around delicious food and drinks.  Although a lot of us to look forward to enjoying this traditional home-cooked comfort food, Thanksgiving can also flip our normal routine upside down.  Here are some tips to keep you …

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Balanced Nutrition for Back to School

Plan Ahead It is easy to fall into the fast food trap when you don’t plan your meals in advance. It was found through research at Cornell University that we make about 230 food choices each day.  If we are left without healthy, convenient choices, we often make impulsive choices that aren’t the greatest.  Most of the time it’s sugary …

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Tips to Stay on Track with a Healthy Diet

Let’s be honest – there are many times we promise to eat healthy starting tomorrow, just to be derailed by a last-minute party or dinner plans.  Here are some great tips to help you stay on track, despite what life has to throw at you: Stick to substitutions when dining out – small changes can make a huge impact when …

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The Best Foods to Burn Fat

The best way to achieve weight loss is a mix of physical activity, and a healthy, properly portioned diet. However, there are certain food components that are especially important in metabolic functioning that can be that extra push in reaching the health and fitness goals you’ve set in place. For instance, B-vitamins play a huge roll in metabolism. This set …

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Feeding Your Muscles – The Best Foods to Build Bulk

It is not only vital that we work our muscles to build them, but it is just as crucial to fuel our bodies in the proper way to grow and maintain our muscle mass. An important point to note is that building muscle becomes more difficult as we age. Usually after 30 years of age, we start losing lean muscle …

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Belly Blasting Foods

With summer months comes beach days, and with beach days comes the bikini. After a long winter, its swimsuit season once again! Here are some awesome foods that are not only delicious, but can help you look leaner and get you ready to hit the beach. Plain Greek Yogurt Not only is this a great food because it is lower …

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Fight Inflammation with the Right Food

The word “inflammation” might make us think of a sprained ankle, or something that happens when we cut our finger. There is also what’s called chronic inflammation, which is an ongoing immune response that attacks healthy cells. This type of inflammation can be caused by many different factors including poor diet and stress. What’s worse is that the long-term effects …

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Healthy Living on a Gluten Free Diet

When diagnosed with Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, you may find following a gluten-free diet frustrating. It’s a big change, and it can take some getting used to. Initially, you may have felt deprived by the restrictions, but with a little creativity, you can find many enjoyable gluten-free alternative foods.  However, you may wonder if you are getting all …

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How to Stay Slim at Summertime Cookouts

With hot summer days comes hot summer barbeques. Here are some quick tips to help you keep your hot summer body while still enjoying yourself at all of the tasty cookouts. 1.Balance Your Plate Try to make half your plate veggies and fruit. Pick produce with the brightest colors for the biggest nutrient kick. Most barbeques are potlucks, so make …