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Save 1,000 Calories on Thanksgiving

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN

Without sacrificing traditional foods like turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, these simple swaps will trim 1,000 calories from your feast.

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Pumpkin

BuiltLean | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
BuiltLean

During the holiday season, we know it's easy to pack on a few extra pounds from indulging in holiday treats. A good way to slash calories and fat from a holiday dish is to use pumpkin instead of extra sugar, butter, or oil.

The Single Habit That Helps Me To Eat Healthy and Save Money

Gina Ryder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Gina Ryder

Every Sunday, I spend a few hours preparing fresh, healthy meals for the week ahead. This habit saves me time and money overall. If all of my lunches are made in one setting ahead of time, I don't have to rush to prepare food during the busy morning hours or foot the bill for ordering out.

Becoming Raw Changed My Life

Carol Alt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Alt

In my teens, I ate wheat, gluten, sugar; basically the normal SAD (Standard American Diet). My dietary staples were breads, muffins, baked goods, hamburgers, Chinese food, spaghetti, pizza. If it was junk food -- I ate it.

What Message Are You Sending in That Care Package?

Kristen Nilsson Farley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Nilsson Farley

Yesterday, I got this text: "Can you send out some oranges once our trees get going this year? Do you think they would survive the journey?" Yep, that kid just needs a little bit of home in a box. It doesn't need to be decadent sweets. It doesn't need to come from a store.

7 Tips For Better Portion Control

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 11.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Just because you buy in bulk doesn't mean you have to eat in bulk. In fact, buying in bulk can actually help you reach your goals to healthy living by making healthy foods more budget-friendly and by giving you the tools needed to control portions.

7 Steps to a Healthy Body and Mind

Anca Dumitru | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Anca Dumitru

Obsessing over your daily intake of food and pushing yourself too hard won't get you anywhere. The key is to eat and exercise with moderation having set some realistic targets. It's all about finding the balance that's right for you.

Top 5 Reasons to Eat a Plant-Based Diet

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Carole Bartolotto

It's hard to argue with a plant-based diet when it benefits our health, waistline, environment, wallet, and conscience.

Why Diets Fail: 7 Things You Should Know (Part 2)

David Bedrick | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Our bodies are intelligent. While we spend much of our time trying to get our bodies to conform to our desires, we actually need to spend more time having our desires conform to the wisdom of our bodies.

Why Diets Fail: 7 Things You Should Know (Part 1)

David Bedrick | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Through my research and work with clients, I have learned seven essential insights about people who pursue a weight loss goal. In this three-part series, I discuss those insights and begin answering the question no doubt on many of your minds: What to do instead of diet?

Taste Test: Store-Bought Green Juices

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.02.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Not everyone has the time to chop, blend, purée, and make juice at home.

The Day Peanut Butter Attacked Back

Gregg McBride | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

I probably don't have to tell you that confessing to the dermatologist what had happened was rather embarrassing. She looked at me completely perplexed and said (point blank), "You can't lick knives." This is when I earnestly reminded her, "You don't understand. There was still peanut butter on it."

Summer Drinks To Cool The Body And Calm The Mind

Kimberly Jordan Allen | Posted 09.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Jordan Allen

Having recently quit coffee, I am determined to drink healthier beverages that don't leave me crashing in the afternoon or vibrating through meetings. Here are some healthier favorites.

Let's Change How America Eats

Stephen Sidwell | Posted 10.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephen Sidwell

For me, the worst part about dieting is being hungry. But what I learned is that you can't exercise a weight problem away. What started with food has to end with food.

Is the Obama Administration Allowing Industry to Delay Menu Labeling Implementation?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Consumers are responsible for making healthy food choices, not industry, food service establishments exclaim. But how can consumers make better choices if industry continues to fight to hide the caloric content of their food?

Why Most Diet Research Sucks

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

What happens is that these observational studies become the basis of health policy. They don't generate hypothesis that can be tested and either proven or disproven, they generate the assumption of cause and effect, which is reinforced by the media, and becomes the basis of public health policy.

Will We Ever Stop Craving Things That Aren't Good for Us? Author Interview

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 07.06.2013 | Books
Martha Rosenberg

Recovery from cravings is mostly about what you start doing, and much less about what you stop doing.

Let Them Eat Cake -- The Anti-Fad Diet Manifesto

Karen Stabiner | Posted 06.18.2013 | Taste
Karen Stabiner

Anyone who's ever tried to lose even a little weight, or to break any bad habit, for that matter, knows how it goes: You take an absolute stance, you spend way too much time thinking about the thing that has become a taboo, and then, eventually, you cave.

50 Shades of Vegetables: Are You Having the Most Important Relationship in Your Life?

Lorraine Giordano | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Giordano

Are you resisting the rewarding relationship that vegetables can stimulate in your life and ignoring the attractive -- and possibly life-saving -- health benefits they offer? Here are some ideas to help you engage with vegetables and create a more intoxicating bond.

What Does A Competitive Eater Eat Every Day?

Jamie McDonald | Posted 04.09.2013 | Taste
Jamie McDonald

My bodybuilding experience enables me to prepare my body for the enormous amounts of food I can take in during an eating contest and also how to deal with the aftermath in the most efficient manner possible.

The Hidden Salt In Your Diet

Bill & Claire Wurtzel | Posted 04.07.2013 | Taste
Bill & Claire Wurtzel

Why should we help our children develop a taste for salty foods that is not good for their health and influences their eating patterns for life? There is research to suggest that when children have high salt intake it may predispose them to the development of high blood pressure.

The Daily Menu Of A Fashion Model

Lisa Siva | Posted 04.03.2013 | Taste
Lisa Siva

But great food reminds me to keep both feet planted on the ground, preferably next to a patch of turnips.

When to Lie About Your Weight

Barbara Dehn | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Dehn

When you should be honest about your weight? When lives are on the line: Yes, when you're bungee jumping and skydiving.

Eat Something New: The Latest 'In Fashion' Foods

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Food and fashion aren't so different. Throughout the years, we've seen the good, the bad and the ugly. Sometimes, we look back and say to ourselves, "What was I thinking?" This year is no different. Let's take a look at healthy trends that are in and the not-so-healthy trends that I hope to see on the way out!

Does Food Addiction Require Abstinence?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Hi, I'm Irene and I'm a foodaholic. By that, I mean that I have trouble controlling myself around certain foods.