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Diet Dilemma: My Spouse Wants Junk Food in the House

Here’s an all too common diet scenario. You’re trying to be good about your diet and stay on the healthy eating path. The problem is that your spouse is not on a diet and likes to have chips, ice cream, and chocolate in the house for snacking. I know. This

Are You Going Too Far to Maintain a Healthy Diet?

Can you actually go too far on a healthy diet? If sticking to eating a balanced diet has become the focus of your life, you may be suffering from Orthorexia Nervosa (ON). I advise my clients that the key to a healthy diet is to eat real food in reasonable

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

Healthy Diet Programs Nix the “Diet” as well as the “Cheat Days”

Healthy diet programs include eating a balanced diet and focusing on eating healthy foods every day. Staying focused on a healthy lifestyle while being inundated by seductive messages to consume enormous portions of addictive treats presents a monumental challenge, right up there with resisting the siren call of your cellphone

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

Health & Wellness News: How to Resist Chocolate Cravings

We’ve all had the experience of being stressed and heading for the candy jar. If we could limit ourselves to just one small single square it wouldn’t be a bad thing. After all dark chocolate has health benefits, including lots of healthy antioxidants. But, typically as soon as we take

Healthy Diet Recipe: Salmon Steaks Poached in Lemon Broth

Do you find it tough to maintain a healthy diet because you come home exhausted? Think you don't have time to cook healthy food? It doesn't get any easier than this 3-ingredient poached salmon recipe from WebMD. Give it a try and get your Omega 3s! Salmon Steaks Poached in

Why are Nutrition Studies So Contradictory?

Every day the headlines scream with new claims about health and nutrition. Once upon a time drinking coffee was thought to cause heart disease and cancer. Today, it’s been elevated to the status of a must-drink beverage that does marvelous things for our bodies and even wards off Alzheimer’s disease.

8 Simple Practices that Will Help You Lose Weight for Good

When we get disgusted with our weight, we go on a diet because usually it results in rapid weight loss and that represents gratifying progress. The problem is that no one can live with deprivation forever, so at some point every dieter goes off the reservation and starts eating again.