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A New Year, A Fresh Beginning

It’s a new year. A new start. Leave the old behind. The old frustrations, disappointments and issues in the past. Today begins not only a new year, but a new decade. We all know the drill. Make New Years resolutions that last a few weeks, before joining the pile of others promised in years past.… Continue reading A New Year, A Fresh Beginning

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Half Of Americans Will Be Obese By 2030

A new analysis is predicting that by 2030, just ten years from now, 48.9% of all adults in the United States will be obese and 24.2% will be severely obese. That’s just obesity, defined by a person with a body-mass index or BMI, (a measure of weight relative to height) of 30 or above. Having… Continue reading Half Of Americans Will Be Obese By 2030

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Store-Bought Vs. Homemade Energy Bars: Does Convenience Also Mean Nutritious?

For many, the new year also means resolutions involving weight loss and maintaining a healthy diet. Setting realistic goals, and also following a no-gimmick plan are two ways to help stay the course. As a part of a weight loss program or as a snack option, energy bars, nutrition bars, protein bars, energy bars, and… Continue reading Store-Bought Vs. Homemade Energy Bars: Does Convenience Also Mean Nutritious?

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9 Holly, Jolly, Healthy Holiday Recipes

We've all made it this far in the holiday season, doing our best to make healthy, wise decisions when it comes to the food we eat. It's not an easy job! The holidays are the time of year that most people gain weight due to the change in diet, averaging an increase of 5-7 pounds.… Continue reading 9 Holly, Jolly, Healthy Holiday Recipes

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Adding Pulses To A Diet Can Increase Weight Loss

Usually a weight loss plan calls for restriction or removing foods to drop pounds. But new research is advising you to add to your meal plan. Continuing my series on how to fill your diet with delicious, low calorie, low density foods- adding the family of pulses fits this bill.  Pulses are the dried seeds of the legume branch. In other… Continue reading Adding Pulses To A Diet Can Increase Weight Loss