• FEBRUARY 6, 2014
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    What’s Your Breakfast?

    What’s Your Breakfast?

    Do you start your day with breakfast? People who skip breakfast often weigh more. Eating a nutrient-dense breakfast may help you lose weight and keep it off. 

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    • OCTOBER 22, 2015
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    Tips for Healthful Holidays

    On average, an individual will gain an extra 2 lbs. during the holiday season. These tips can help you have a healthful holiday season. Don’t Gobble ‘til you Wobble…do the “Turkey Trot” Often times around the holidays we build our social events around eating. We sit and take in more food in one meal than we normally would. For

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    • JUNE 27, 2014
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    There is no MAGIC BULLET: No Single Food Will Ensure Health or Weight Loss

    Nutrition is defined as the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good Nutrition then is an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity (a cornerstone of health).            – The World Health Organization There are so many factors that go into our health and weight beyond just food.

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    • APRIL 3, 2014
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    The Right Portion Size for the Right Body Size

    Does squeezing into your workout clothes feel like a workout in and of itself? Before give up all together or swear off eating everything but baby carrots, consider this: The culprit behind weight gain may not be what you’re eating, but how much. If, on a daily basis, you eat just 100 extra calories over

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    • APRIL 23, 2014
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    Tahini Broccoli Salad with Cashews

     You want to incorporate more vegetables into your day, but … Well, it is time to stop the excuses and start finding solutions. When you think vegetable, the thought doesn’t always have to be the same thing you had every night growing up; it also doesn’t have to mean the special vegetable casserole your great aunt used to bring to holiday

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    • JUNE 29, 2020
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    Summer Smoothie Bowls

    Missing those delicious smoothie bowls from your favorite juice shop? Make your own with these 3 simple recipes!

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    • JULY 29, 2013
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    Success Maintained

    There is nothing like before and after pictures to help get us and keep us motivated. 

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    • DECEMBER 5, 2018
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    Stress and Overeating Go Hand and Hand with the Holidays

    What can you do to manage your stress and get through the holidays without gaining those extra unwanted pounds?

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    • AUGUST 15, 2019
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    Stop To Taste the Apples

    Have you ever been so hungry that you ate your meal at rapid speed and you didn’t really taste it? If you said “yes,” you’re not alone.

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    • AUGUST 4, 2014
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    Stop Emotional Eating

    For many of us emotions – like boredom, sadness, loneliness or even happiness – play a large role in our food cravings and habits. In fact, as much as 75% of overeating may be attributed to our emotions. Taking a moment to pause and consider what’s really behind your desire for comfort foods and empty calories could be a good way

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    • AUGUST 28, 2014
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    Stay on Track This Labor Day

    Labor Day weekend the unofficial end of summer and an extra day to celebrate. Many of us want to enjoy this time, but celebrations like this often come with tons of unhealthy food and lots of drinks. But you don’t have to let a holiday weekend throw you off track! Yes, this weekend many of

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    • MARCH 31, 2019
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    Spring Clean Your Diet

    It was a long winter, and now’s the perfect time for spring cleaning—your eating habits!

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    • DECEMBER 16, 2014
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    Should You “Diet”?

    As we get closer and closer to the New Year many of us are starting to consider our New Year’s Resolutions. Undoubtedly, many of us will choose a weight related resolution. However, have you ever stopped to think that maybe as we continue to set the same resolutions year after year that our ideas about

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    • DECEMBER 30, 2014
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    reSolutions

    It is almost the new year and many of us are starting to feel the pressure of listing their resolutions for making change. Yet in the back of our minds we see year after year of good intentions not quite make it to reality. In fact, it is estimated the only around 40% of us

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    • OCTOBER 23, 2014
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    Rebuilding Your Relationship with Food

    Food plays a very important role in our lives and our relationship with food can be, well complex. Food not only nourishes our bodies, it also at times elicits deep emotions – like guilt, shame or even love. Rebuilding a healthy balance between food and our emotions can seem overwhelming at times. But it doesn’t have to be, try following registered dietitian Katie Cavuto’s suggestions.

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    • NOVEMBER 20, 2018
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    Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

    Here are a few recipes that can warm you up on a cool fall evening!

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    • FEBRUARY 20, 2019
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    Olive Oil: What Are the Benefits?

    Ever wonder why olive oil is considered a healthy cooking ingredient?

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    • APRIL 30, 2014
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    MOVING for Success

    Earlier this month I posted about Tipping the Scales, in the right direction. In the post, I discussed the weight equation and where to start to if you are looking to lose weight. I highlighted physical activity and how much is recommended – there were even a few suggestions. Unless you have been stuck in

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    • SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
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    Mouth-Watering Black Bean Burgers

    We’re counting down the days for Fall season, but if you’re still stuck in Summer mode, here is a delicious recipe for a nutritious black been patty on the grill.

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    • MARCH 4, 2019
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    March Is National Nutrition Month!

    National Nutrition Month has three main goals to help people manage their weight successfully and reduce their risk of chronic disease…

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    • NOVEMBER 19, 2018
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    Maintain, Don’t Gain This Holiday Season

    Maintaining good health doesn’t have to mean sacrificing all of the family dinners, office potlucks, and holiday treats we love…

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    • JANUARY 25, 2019
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    Low Sodium Curried Pork Tenderloin in Apple Cider

    Looking for ways to reduce sodium in your diet, without reducing the flavor? Check out this delicious recipe for Curried Pork Tenderloin in Apple Cider!

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    • MAY 12, 2020
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    It’s Watermelon Time!

    Many people have fond memories of enjoying a slice of icy cold watermelon on a hot summer’s day. Luckily here in Florida, the peak of watermelon season is now!

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    • JANUARY 24, 2014
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    It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle

    Unfortunately, weight loss takes more than just desire. It takes commitment and a good plan. However, shedding those extra pounds does not have to be overwhelming. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a step-by-step guide to get you started. Step 1 – Make a commitment If you are reading this you most

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    • JUNE 4, 2015
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    High-Fiber Foods Help You Slim Down

    Up your fiber and slimming down may be easier! Add chopped onions to spice up your eggs. Try oat bran in stead of oatmeal – it has 2 grams more of fiber. Add ground flax seed to soups and salads. Use almond butter. Toss chickpeas into soups, salads, and veggie dishes. Swap regular spuds for

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    • APRIL 9, 2019
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    Helping Your Child Maintain A Healthy Weight

    Obesity currently affects 1 in 5 children and adolescents in the US. Learn more about what you can do to help your child maintain a healthy weight.

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    • OCTOBER 17, 2014
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    Happy and Healthy Holidays – Part 1 Halloween

    The air is a little cooler and the candy isle is again filled with tons of spooky treats, which means it is almost Halloween! For many this is a season to look forward to. However, if you are trying to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle, this time of year may be less than

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    • MAY 7, 2014
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    Gingered Blueberry-Melon Toss

    Enjoy this refreshing fruit salad, just in time for warmer weather! Gingered Blueberry-Melon Toss 4 servings 1/2 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger grated (or 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger) 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries 1 cup diced honeydew melon 1 cup Greek yogurt, plain

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    • FEBRUARY 21, 2014
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    Finding Balance

    We all know we need to take care of ourselves, but for some strange reason we often don’t take the time to make our health a priority. Whether there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day or you feel fine so why worry – health is something many of us don’t think about

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    • JULY 5, 2013
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    Fiber- It’s Not Just for Your Grandmother!

    Fiber- It’s Not Just for Your Grandmother!

    Fiber isn’t just one thing. There are multiple kinds – each with its own benefits. Get the the run-down on fiber and why you need it.

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    • MARCH 19, 2014
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    Family Night Fish Tacos

    I am always looking for new ways to incorporate healthy and easy fish meals. Plus who doesn’t enjoy making a taco?! On a busy night this is the ultimate fast food dinner– because it’s fast and easy to make. Use whole grain tortillas for a well rounded meal!              

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    • JANUARY 14, 2019
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    Eat This, Not That (Sodium Edition)

    Have you considered how much sodium is already in your food before it gets to the table? Here are some tips to reduce the amount of sodium in your diet…

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    • JULY 9, 2014
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    Diets are Out

    No, this doesn’t mean we no longer need to worry about our weight – rather that there is a new and better way to lose weight. It seems more and more people are realizing a lifestyle change is needed to reach our leaner, healthier, happier selves. This is great news because focusing on specific diet plans or the latest fad diet

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    • MAY 23, 2014
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    Chicken and Sugar Snap Peas

    As the spring season starts to wind down and the Florida weather starts to warm up, it is the perfect time for one of my favorite vegetables sugar snap peas, with their sweet edible pods and peas. Raw or cooked they are a fantastic addition to so many things from snacks, salads and soups to

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    • JUNE 4, 2014
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    Blueberry Garlic Sauce and Salmon

    Blueberry Garlic Sauce and Salmon This recipe is not only delicious but extremely nutritious AND easy! Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants and vitamins C, E, riboflavin, niacin, and folate. What more could you want?! Serves: 4 Serving size: 4 ounce filet and 1/4 cup of sauce Ingredients: 4 4-ounce fresh or frozen skinless salmon

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    • NOVEMBER 24, 2014
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    Being Active as a Family

    Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers; whether you like it or not, you are a role model for the younger generation. While it is important to assure your children have an education, it is also necessary to teach them healthy habits. As role models, everything we do is watched. Learning ways to eat healthier and be more

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    • JULY 2, 2014
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    Basil Watermelon Salad with Feta and Red Onion

    This is the perfect summer salad! Go crazy and serve it over a bed of lettuce or even arugula to add a little bite. Serves: 4 Portion size: 1 cup Ingredients 4 cups watermelon, cut into 1-inch chunks 1/2 cup of fresh basil, roughly chopped 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 1 small red onion, sliced

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    • JUNE 13, 2014
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    Artificial Sweeteners – To use or Not to use?

    Recently I received a great question that many of you may also be questioning. So I figured why not share it with you! Question: Are sugar substitutes really ok to use to cut calories and sugar intake, and what about diet sodas are they ok? All of the information I’m hearing makes it sound as if they are almost

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    • JULY 3, 2013
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    Ana’s Testimonial

    Ana’s Testimonial

    For my 45th birthday, my son wanted to buy me a dress. We went shopping and I loved the clothes and style in every store we entered, but they did not have plus sizes or the style did not fit me or look good and it was depressing. When we finally found a dress my

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    • NOVEMBER 16, 2018
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    All About Pumpkin

    In addition to tasting great, pumpkin has many surprising health benefits as well!

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    • JULY 15, 2014
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    13 Easy Ways to Lose a Pound a Week

    Making simple swaps or removing a few ingredients may help you lose up to one pound per week in a delicious, yet non-depriving way. Keep in mind that the basic premise is that 1 pound = 3,500 calories – this means on a daily basis you need to either burn an additional 500 calories through

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