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A Healthy Diet Does Not Include Diet Soda

A healthy diet does not include diet soda. We’ve downed diet sodas since the 1960s as a way to save 140 calories and satisfy a sweet tooth.   The science is now in and it overwhelmingly shows that diet sodas are bad for our health. Drinking diet sodas has been

A Healthy Diet Includes Trying New Spices

A healthy diet means watching our salt intake. Most Americans consume 3,400 mg of salt per day because we use the salt shaker too liberally and eat in restaurants that over salt food to enhance its flavor. The recommended amount for a healthy diet is 2,300 mg per day. Consuming

Healthy Meal Plans Include Omega-3s: Salmon Chowder Recipe

Why do healthy meal plans need to include omega-3s? The reason is that this type of fatty acid is not made by our bodies, so we need to get his essential fat from the foods we eat. What makes omega-3 fats special? They are an integral part of our cell

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

Healthy Meal Plans: The Fewer Ingredients the Better

When I advise my clients about healthy eating plans, I emphasize eating “real food,” over packaged foods assembled in plants. Fresh food that grows in the ground or on trees is always healthier and more nutritious than processed food. But, I’m also a realist. Most of my weight loss clients

Healthy Diet Programs Require a New Focus

Research on healthy diet programs needs to be reexamined. Traditionally research on nutrition has focused on micronutrients, studying the effects of inadequate amounts of certain vitamins, or on macronutrients, such as the appropriate amounts and types of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Many overweight people who want to lose weight get

Healthy Diet Programs Include Bite-Sized Goals and Regular Rewards

So you’ve decided that healthy diet programs are the only way to lose weight and keep it off, but you don’t know where to start. You’ve tried Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and the Paleo diet and are ready to get real and learn how to make healthy food choices. First:

Healthy Eating for Weight Loss: Lentil and Grain Salad Recipe

If healthy eating for weight loss is your goal, bringing your own lunch from home is the best way to make it happen. Many of my clients prepare their lunches for the entire week on the prior weekend. They know that they are going to be too tired and time-pressed

Healthy Eating for Weight Loss: Try Cooking ‘en Papillote’

Cooking technique makes all the difference when you are focusing on healthy eating for weight loss. We all know that breaded, deep fried foods are fat and calorie bombs. On the other hand, baking, grilling, broiling and roasting are healthy alternatives. Here’s something that you may not have tired: cooking

The Best Weight Loss Programs Substitute More Nutritious Foods

The best weight loss programs involve making healthy substitutions for old-time favorites. We are a pasta loving country. Whether it’s spaghetti, fettuccini or penne it pairs well with sauce, usually a creamy variety, and is the ultimate comfort food. Macaroni and cheese is still a childhood staple that prevails into