Health, Life

Is It Really Possible to Eliminate Added Sugar?…One Mom’s Story

Every bite you take is either fighting disease or feeding it. –Anonymous

As described in the Sugar Series, Part 1 and Part 2, sugar has a way of sneaking into our kitchen and meals, becoming a friend and sabotaging our taste buds. Knowingly or unknowingly, we have allowed it. But, we don’t have to permit it to invade our lives. The first step is knowing the facts and the second is understanding where it is coming from. For knowledge to lead to action, we need to be convinced it is actually possible. Are you?

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How Much Sugar is Too Much?

Some simple facts about sugar:
It tastes good.
It is harmful to our health.
Americans eat too much of it.
No one needs a healthcare provider to give recommendations to cut back on sugary foods and beverages. We all know what we should do. But these are the questions that everyone really wants to know…

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Health, Life

Healthy Eating on a Budget- 5 Tips to Save on Groceries

 We all know that investing in our health now can save HUGE on healthcare costs in the future.  But the fact remains that eating a healthy diet can drive up our food bill each month.  In fact, a research review showed that consumers pay $1.50 more per day (per person) to eat a healthy diet!  Wow!! Essentially, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts costs a lot more than refined grains, and processed meats/foods.  For many, the added cost of healthy foods only causes more stress, making it difficult to stick to a healthy meal plan long term.

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Health, Recipes

13 Fresh & Flavorful Side Dishes Perfect for Your Outdoor BBQ

The 4th of July conjures up images of sparkling fireworks, lively BBQs, and bountiful tables of yummy eats! Let’s celebrate the day with some vibrant and flavorful dishes that are loaded with fresh produce, packed with nutrients and boasting some zesty flavors!
These are 13 fresh and flavorful side dishes that are perfect for your outdoor BBQ created by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. Expect to get compliments and be ready to share the recipe!

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The Art of Snacking Well

Should you satisfy your snack desires?

OR

Should you avoid the snack fix?  

This question perplexes a lot of people, especially those that are trying to lose weight and manage calories efficiently.  The idea of eating extra calories, especially if one is “not hungry” doesn’t make a lot of sense to most of us.

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Fitness, Health

Is Walking REALLY Good Enough?

Walking is man’s best medicine. — Hippocrates

Over 2000 years ago, a Greek physician claimed that walking (and food) were the best types of medicine for man.  He believed the secret to staying healthy hung on these 2 things.  Just 200 years ago, Thomas Jefferson proclaimed walking as the “best possible exercise.”  Best- that’s quite a statement!

But now, hundreds of years later, does the research still support this?

Is walking really good enough?

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4 Highly Effective Habits of Those Who Lost Weight and Kept It Off

Diets are obsolete, right?  We know that they just don’t work long-term. Yet, we continue to be fed messages that indicate that specially designed meal plans, diet phases, rules, and guidelines will get us results!

If you are one of millions that are trying to lose weight, trim up or reduce body fat, it’s natural for ears to perk when someone claims there is a plan that will get you where you want to go.

But, what will really yield success?

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