Saucy Avocados

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Everyone loves avocado, right? Well, maybe not everyone, but enough people love it that this easy pasta dish is bound to be a big hit. The chef will certainly love making it: you can have it on the table in the time it takes to boil pasta.

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Saucy Avocados

Why Your Crash Diet Is a Crash-and-Burn Setup

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Kitty Broihier

If you’re determined to drop some weight RIGHT NOW then you might be thinking that a crash diet is your best bet. Although there is no medical definition of a “crash” diet, most folks equate them with rapid weight loss due to extreme caloric restriction. Sometimes rapid weight loss diets are physician supervised and tightly controlled and undertaken for health reasons that require quick weight loss progress. More often though, extreme diets are a go-it-alone process, and that’s when things can go off track and head into dangerous territory; here are a few reasons why…

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Why Your Crash Diet Is a Crash-and-Burn Setup

Cold Winter, Hot Beans

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One of the best things most of us can do for our bodies is to swap out some of our habitual meat for fat-free, high-fiber, nutrient-dense beans. Cooked up with vegetables, some lighter chicken sausage for flavor, and served atop brown rice cooked from scratch, this three-star meal is the perfect warm and filling meal for a cold January.

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Cold Winter, Hot Beans

6 Weight Loss “Tricks” & Tools

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Allison Stowell

Happy New Year! The t.v., magazines and social media would have you believe it’s that time of year when you return to the “burden” of maintaining an ideal body weight. All we’re seeing folks talk about, it seems, are the tricks, gimmicks and latest “must have” tools for successful weight loss. The truth is that weight loss is not tricky at all, but rather about commitment and finding the right personal path. 

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6 Weight Loss “Tricks” & Tools

New Year, New You?

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Kitty Broihier

According to surveys, 41% of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, and roughly 21% of those involve eating more healthfully and losing weight, while working out more often is a resolution of about 5% of people. Clearly, improving oneself is a goal—and not inherently a bad thing. In fact, those who set goals are more likely to achieve them—even if it takes multiple attempts. I have no problem with goal setting; it’s a great tool. I do, however, have a problem with the magazine cover line “new year, new you.”

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New Year,  New You?

Responsible Holiday Drinking

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Whether you’re the designated driver or trying to be kind to your body, there are a range of reasons for avoiding the alcoholic options at the holiday parties this year. Don’t feel like this means you can’t drink anything but sparkling water, though! With these fruit-first recipes, you can enjoy a sweet beverage and give your body a little nutrition at the same time.

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Responsible Holiday Drinking