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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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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