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8 Strategies for Handling Holiday Party Temptations

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Unhealthy foods and drinks are available everywhere this time of year and holiday parties are one of the biggest culprits. When the frequency of holiday parties presents temptations of special treats like eggnog, cakes, pies, and cookies over and over … Continue reading

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Great recipe from our last cooking class!!

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French Toast Strata 1/3 cup SPLENDA® granular 1 cup egg substitute 2/3 cup skim milk ¾ cup teaspoon maple flavor 8 slices cinnamon raisin bread 2 cups peeled apples, thinly sliced Topping: ¼ c low-fat cream cheese 1 tbsp SPLENDA® … Continue reading

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Are You a Portion Distorter?

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According to a recent study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Americans overestimate the typical portion of common foods by up to 50%. The study by Rutgers University found that, over the last … Continue reading

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BMI & Activity Influence Diabetes Risk

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A recent study out of the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that a woman’s Body Mass Index (BMI) is a better diabetes risk-indicator than her level of physical activity. The research showed that regardless of activity level, women with … Continue reading

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Healthy Meals Start With Your Plate

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Building a healthy meal doesn’t have to be difficult. It all starts with your plate. Size matters. If you’re like most American’s you are probably eating off 12-inch or larger plates. No matter what the plate’s size, we have a … Continue reading

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Deli-icious Sandwiches

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Here’s another round of great ideas for healthy carry-out options, straight from your own kitchen. When you’re in the mood for a fantastic deli sandwich, but can’t find the calories—or the cash—in your budget for a cold-cut splurge, fret no … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal with Dairy?

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You’ve seen the Got Milk? ads. You’ve heard the hype about dairy and weight loss. But what’s the real deal? Is dairy as beneficial as the marketing gurus make it out to be? It turns out it is, according to … Continue reading

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Selenium Intake Increases Risk of Diabetes?

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A recent study led by epidemiologists from Johns Hopkins University published online in Environmental Health Perspectives suggests selenium intake may be associated with the development of diabetes. The study indicated that people with higher levels of selenium in their blood … Continue reading

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Go Meatless for Vegetarian Awareness Month

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October is Vegetarian Awareness Month and a great time to consider going meatless. No, you don’t have to give up meat for good, but if you give it a try you just might be surprised at the benefits. Besides, research … Continue reading

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A New Way of Thinking

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Last week we talked about the different definitions of diet. This week, let’s focus on how to change your dieting mindset. From now on, a diet is not something you “go on.” Your diet is what you eat and drink. … Continue reading

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