Eat half your dessert Eat off smaller plates Snack on fruits & veggies Ask for salad dressing on the side Swap fries for a green salad Increase your fiber If you sit a lot, get up and move about once an hour Skip seconds Drink water before a meal Don't snack late at night Order your latte with skim milk Chew your food slowly Don't eat snacks directly from the bag - portion out a … [Read more...] about Take These 20 Baby Steps Toward Better Health…Without Feeling Deprived
Food & Nutrition
We all have our so-called little tricks. Some use post-it notes. Others use a string around their finger. And then there are those of us who write the same thing down on three different lists... only to forget where we left those lists. It's embarrassing when you walk out to the parking lot and can't remember where you parked your car. Or how about when you're stuck for a word and it … [Read more...] about How’s Your Memory? Secrets from a Champ
Ever since the outbreak of Listeria from bagged salad greens (eight times in 2012!), I've been paranoid about washing my greens. Even if they come bagged, and the bag is marked "triple washed," I pay no attention. Out comes my salad spinner (what a great invention - can't live without it) and rinse...and rinse...and rinse. I mean, who wants Listeria, which can multiply at refrigerator … [Read more...] about Something I’ve Always Wondered About: Should You Wash Bagged Greens?
Quick - what comes to mind when you hear the word "fiber?" I'll bet it's something to do with needing it to stay "regular." Well, yes, that's one thing fiber helps you do - avoid constipation. But it's important for other reasons, too. And since March is National Nutrition Month (it's also the month we change the clocks - yay!) it's a good time to think about putting more … [Read more...] about What You’re Probably Not Getting Enough of in Your Diet
I like to think that every generation learns from the prior generation and steps things up when it's their turn. This one thing is for sure: I always thought that we knew more about being healthy than our parents did. C'mon, look at us! We're the gym-goers, healthy eaters, obsessed with our input as well as our output. We're the healthy generation, the enlightened ones who know a thing or two … [Read more...] about Shouldn’t We Be HEALTHIER Than Our Parents Were??
I'm wondering why I woke up this morning with weight on my mind. Is it because we're into a new year and I'm hearing lots of people talking about hanging onto their promises to shed some pounds? Or is it because with each passing year, it's getting tougher - dammit! - to keep off those extra pounds? Or maybe it's the (ridiculous, non-age-appropriate) fashions in the magazines that make us … [Read more...] about 3 Diet Myths and Other Confusions