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8 tips for navigating holiday food temptations

(BPT) – The holidays throw in a lot of temptations from every direction if dieting or watching your weight. Holiday parties and get-togethers in particular can be a healthful-eating challenge. Caught up in conversation among friends and family, surrounded by tasty food and drinks, it’s easy to lose track of what and how much is […]

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Decoding food labels: Scary additives or gifts from nature?

(BPT) – Food-ingredient labels are getting shorter. Why? Because the people have spoken: We want fewer, better ingredients in our foods. We asked, and the companies that make our food responded by replacing artificial colors and flavors, removing what’s unessential, and using naturally derived ingredients. But even shorter “clean” labels can still read like a […]

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Smart food swaps mean more nutrition and less ‘giving up’

(BPT) – Does it ever seem like a lot of healthy-eating advice is about “less,” “giving up” and “taking away?” Reducing fat and sodium intake, avoiding high-calorie foods and trimming portion size are commonly heard pieces of advice when you’re trying to lose weight or improve your diet. But health experts agree, good eating doesn’t […]

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Safe food techniques every home cook should know

(BPT) – Good hosts want positive experiences around the dishes they prepare for the holidays – great conversation and good memories. What’s a sure way to mar the feast? Not being consistent in following safe food handling techniques that every home cook should know. Each year, one in six people experiences food poisoning, affecting some […]

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Feel-good lunches: How to bust the fast food blues

(BPT) – If you’re like many Americans, you’ve had days when stress and hunger make you opt for the closest fast food joint for lunch, seeking quick, filling fare you hope will take the edge off. Even though you’ll feel the error of your ways later via your stomach, wallet and energy level, it probably […]

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7 Tips To Help Your Kid Develop A Positive Self-image

Try these 7 tips to foster optimism and resilience in your overweight child: 1) Believe in your Children. Assure your children that you are on their side and that you expect then to be the best person that they can be, although you don’t expect them to be the best at anything. No one is […]

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Just Say No: Healthy Eating And Peer Pressure

If you are on a diet or simply enjoying a healthy lifestyle, than you probably know that peer pressure to eat foods that are not good for you is a major part of your life. If you are concerned about nutrition and the food that goes into your mouth, don’t worry ?there are ways to […]

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Making Healthy Food Choices

Vegetables, fruits, and grains are normally low in Fat and have no cholesterol. Most are great sources Of dietary fiber, complex carbs, and vitamins. The American Heart Association recommends that you Eat foods that are high in complex carbs and fiber. Below are some tips for making healthy food choices: – Coconut is high in […]

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Combat Breakfast Boredom with this Mix and Match Food Guide

April 23, 2015 | Fitnovatives Blog Everyone can benefit from eating breakfast. From weight loss and muscle repair to improved mood and focus, a morning meal benefits your body. When you sleep, your metabolism slows down. Rather than go through the day with a sluggish metabolism, jump-start it with breakfast. Information from the […]

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7 Tips To Get Calories Out Of Restaurant Food

When I eat out I want it to be special, consequently I don’t eat out often. You may have seen the advice on how to shave calories at restaurants but really, are you wanting to pay high restaurant prices for undressed salads and plain steamed vegetables? If not, how then can you solve the dilemma […]

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