Ride the Wave – Dealing With Cravings

Cravings are a major challenge in the effort to reduce body fat and lose weight. Whether it’s ice cream, potato chips or chocolate, certain foods tend to haunt us. Giving in to them is clearly counterproductive, and trying to ignore them may drive you to distraction. But, instead of trying to push them out of your mind or just giving in to them, try riding the wave of cravings. There are a few typical ways to deal with a craving: Ignore it and try to fight his way through it with sheer willpower. Give in to the craving. Acknowledge the craving, […]

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Scallops with Horseradish Cream [RECIPE]

Cooking scallops may sound intimidating, but they actually require very little prep work and minimal time in the pan. They’re a lean protein source that’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.

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What You Should Know About Organic Food

People talk about organic food often. Do you ever wonder what all the hype is about? Learn the difference between conventional and organic food and what it means for your health, environment, and wallet.

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Mix up your plate, and get saucy with fruit!

In our last post, we shared the USDA’s MyPlate, a helpful tool for balancing calories and portions while reminding us to increase our veggie intake by making half our plate consist of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are filled with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and are low in calories and fat, packing nutrition into your plate, and your diet. The ADA (American Dietetic Association) advises making 2 cups of fruit, and 2.5 cups of vegetables a daily goal. One fun way to start adding more vegetables into your diet is to use the ADA’s approach and “Color Your Plate […]

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Diet vs Exercise – What’s Most Important for Weight Loss?

Notes from a seminar I gave Wednesday, February 16: When reducing body weight, dietary change is more important than exercise in the short term (about the first six months).  Exercise alone results in a very small change in weight over the same period. To maintain weight loss over the long term, the combination of diet + exercise is better than diet alone. This suggests that improving diet should take precedence over exercise when beginning a weight management program, especially if changing diet AND starting to exercise is too much to manage at the same time.  Exercise can be introduced once […]

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