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A Balanced Diet Includes Lots of Veggies

A balanced diet must include a lot of vegetables. Reputable research demonstrates that plant-based diets are the healthiest to avoid chronic diseases and lead a long life. Yet, some of my clients say “I have to tell you that I don’t like vegetables.” I tell them that to be healthy,

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A Balanced Diet Requires Meal Planning

A balanced diet is difficult to achieve in this fast-food environment. Healthy eating requires planning. A meal plan is a great idea. But, where do you start? Here are a few keys to creating the most workable plan for a balanced diet.   Don’t just focus on eating fewer calories.

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A Balanced Diet Meal Plan

A balanced diet meal plan includes foods from five groups and fulfills all of a person's nutritional needs. Eating a balanced diet helps people maintain good health and reduce their risk of disease. Dietary guidelines evolve with scientific advances, so it can be challenging to stay on top of current

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A Balanced Diet Includes Healthy Fats

A balanced diet includes healthy fats. For a long time the USDA advised us to limit all fats, under the mistaken assumption that eating fats would make us fat. So, we all switched to low-fat and non-fat foods that were both unappetizing and unsatiating. They were also less healthy, since

A Balanced Diet Includes a Healthy Breakfast

A balanced diet starts with a healthy breakfast. Would you get into your car in the morning without making sure it had gas? It’s the same thing with your body.   How do you expect it to function without giving it some food? Plus, you’ve already been fasting while you

Does a Balanced Diet Include Taking Probiotics?

Have you been trying to eat a balanced diet and wondering if you should be taking probiotics? You may have heard that they help with digestive problems, improve your immune system, and can speed weight loss. Probiotics are big business. Sales of supplements and probiotic foods are expected to approach

A Balanced Diet Recipe: Tropical Chopped Salad with Shrimp

Eating a salad for lunch can be part of a balanced diet. But, it can also be a calorie bomb. The ingredients make all the difference. At some restaurants the salads are the least healthy lunch offerings on the menu. If you go to Chili’s and order the Boneless Buffalo

A Balanced Diet: Your Brain Can Be Trained to Prefer Healthy Foods

A balanced diet consists of complex carbohydrates, lean proteins and good fats. Many people who are trying to adopt healthy eating habits have trouble resisting high calorie snacks and fast food. Good news! Not only do your taste buds adapt over time, but research from Tufts University demonstrates that the

Are Energy Bars a Good Addition to a Balanced Diet?

Let’s assume you’re trying to eat a balanced diet. One of your go-to snack options is a granola bar or an energy bar. Is that really a healthy option?   Many Nutrition Bars are Not Part of a Balanced Diet   Let’s look at the label of Balance Bar’s Chocolate