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Snack Attack

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Oh, snack food. Why do you hurt us so? How many times do we find ourselves sitting in the dark with a bowl or a bag of something salty? That bowl or bag gets emptier as we get fuller, until there’s nothing left to munch on, and we don’t feel good … [Read more...]

Avoca-Do’s and Don’ts

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Don’t be afraid of the alligator pear! Sure, they may be funny looking, but avocados, as they are more commonly known, are so good for you. They have plenty of vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, and more potassium than bananas. They’re also a great … [Read more...]

Berry Smart, Berry Good

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For some people, summer isn’t the beach or an amusement park. It isn’t about air conditioning or laps in the pool. For some people summer is all about the berries. Whether it’s the local farmer’s market or the great outdoors or even as simple as … [Read more...]

Weight Loss By The Numbers

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Weight loss is never easy, but we can at least keep it simple. So what are we talking about when we talk about losing weight? Reducing a number. That’s it, that’s all you’re trying to do.  While neither math nor weight loss are counted as typical … [Read more...]

Aw, Nuts!

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Unless your one of those unfortunates with a bad allergy to them, nuts are good for you in a lot of ways. In addition to being highly portable and found on most commercial flights, nuts are full of protein, which is good news for the vegetarians, … [Read more...]

Food For Thought

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We spend a lot of time focusing on the outside, on our physiques or how we look. But there’s a plenty to think about on the inside, too. Especially that thing you’re thinking with. Shouldn’t your brain be at tip-top form? You can feed it knowledge … [Read more...]

Star Crossed: Are Celebrities Prettier Than the Rest of Us?

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Getting fit is hard enough without being bombarded by the Hollywood standard of beauty. All those celebrities on the red carpet, looking their best as always… they look so good, don’t they?  If only we could be so thin and gorgeous. It’s easy to … [Read more...]

It’s Greek to Me: Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

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There has been a lot of buzz in the last few years about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. It now looks like the hype may be true, and that there are some serious health benefits from adopting this kind of diet. It has been … [Read more...]

Don’t “Should” On Yourself

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Have you ever heard the expression “don’t should on yourself?’ It’s a tongue-in-cheek way of making the point that we often spend too much of our thought process on what we "should" do, or all of the things that we "shouldn’t" do. The thing is, … [Read more...]

Beat the Heat: Summer Weight Loss Tips

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Summer will soon be upon us in the U.S. It is the season of sunshine, long days, and outdoor activities. It is also the season when we stop hiding beneath our cold weather clothes and face the reality of shorts and swimsuits. But fear not, … [Read more...]