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Healthy Squash Recipe for a Weight Loss Diet

As a Certified Nutritionist, the most frequent recommendation I make to my clients who are on a weight loss diet is that they add vegetables to their meals. According to the UDSA’s dietary guidelines, an adult consuming 2,000 calories per day should be eating 2 1/2 cups of vegetables per

Healthy Eating Plan: Add Avocados to Dessert

A healthy eating plan can certainly include dessert. Rather than eating a treat made with lots of flour, butter and sugar, why not try something new? Here’s a tasty, easy to make dessert with a secret healthy ingredient—avocados. Avocados contain the type of healthy fat that is part of a

Recipes from a Holistic Nutritionist: Carrot Fries

Are you looking for a creative, tasty new recipe approved by a holistic nutritionist? Try this alternative to your French fry habit. The average American eats 29 pounds of French fries per year. Our excessive French fry consumption is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. This isn’t

Healthy Diet Plan for Weight Loss: Nix the Cream Sauce

When you embark on a healthy diet plan for weight loss, one easy way to save calories is to substitute lower calorie sauces for the creamy versions. Are you partial to Alfredo sauce? A one cup indulgence will set you back 996 calories, 89% of which are from fat. Why

Healthy Diet Programs Include Desserts

Healthy diet programs often get derailed when the dessert menu arrives at the table or when the Doritos Nacho Cheese Chips call us from the deep recesses of the pantry. Eating healthy doesn’t mean giving up desserts for the rest of your life. And trying to achieve that goal will

Healthy Eating: A Refreshing Summer Salad

Healthy eating includes eating seasonal produce. Watermelon is the quintessential summer fruit. It’s very low in calories, since it is 92% water, but it satisfies a sweet tooth and contains significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, as well as lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. Watermelon has only 40

Healthy Diet Programs Include Satisfying Snacks

Healthy diet programs should allow for some snacking. Effective diets don’t need to be draconian. You don’t have to swear off your favorite indulgences, just moderate them a bit. People can get into trouble with snacking because they overindulge in high calorie treats, frequently after dinner and typically in response

What is a Healthy Diet? One that is Livable

Given all the contradictory information in the media about nutrition, it’s no wonder that many people are confused about what is a healthy diet. An all too common approach taken by overweight people who embark on a healthy eating plan to lose weight is to ban all their favorite treats.