Nutrition

Every time you lose weight it seems to come right back…

Can you ever say goodbye to those extra pounds for good? Maybe it’s your freshman 15, baby weight, or the pounds that have slowly packed onto your frame through the years. However you’ve gained the weight, you’ve seen it come and go numerous times between all the fad diets and exercise kicks you’ve tried. In…

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Steaks, Bacon, and Burgers

Pros and cons of a high-protein diet. You’ve no doubt heard of diets like the Zone and Atkins. Along with others, these diets promote weight loss through eating high amounts of protein and limiting carbs. Enjoy as much meat, cheese, and eggs as you like while watching the scale go down. That’s what they promise.…

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Three dangers of overeating

Satisfied or Stuffed? Food, food, glorious food! It not only fills your tummy, but it can be used to ease sadness, distract from boredom, and cope with stress. No wonder it’s so easy to eat too much. Fast food restaurants on every corner, super-size portions, and mindless eating make overeating a common occurrence these days.…

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Beans Instead of Meat

The research is clear: beans are a superior choice to ground beef when it comes to fiber and saturated fat. Beans have almost half the calories, roughly 20 fewer grams of fat, and 6 grams more fiber than the same serving of ground beef. Now let’s talk price. Ground beef usually costs between $5.69 to…

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Winter Squash Made Easy

Spaghetti, acorn, butternut, pumpkin, kabocha, and hubbard are just a few of the popular winter squashes available in most grocery stores. They are all rich in nutrients and relatively low in calories. In fact, one cup of cooked butternut squash has only 63 calories, yet it has almost 300% of a day’s supply for vitamin…

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Tips to help you choose the weight-loss program that’s best for you

You’ve tried a couple diets with little to no lasting success. Your friends and co-workers swear by what’s worked for them, but you have yet to find what works for you. From South Beach or 17-Day to Cabbage Soup or Sugar Busters, the options for weight-loss programs are endless. But you don’t want to waste…

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Six ways alcohol is good for you

While you know heavy drinking can lead to liver disease and drunk driving, you may not realize long-term heavy drinking is also a known contributor to anemia, various kinds of cancer, heart disease, depression, dementia, nerve damage, gout, and other health conditions. Because of these risks, current health guidelines recommend women of any age and…

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The Nine-Month Diet

Pregnant? Say no to these six foods. To help ensure a healthy pregnancy for mom and baby, it’s important for a woman to eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein. When women find out they’re expecting, concern for healthy eating should become a priority. Maybe they weren’t careful…

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Cheese: What You Need to Know

Lots of us have a love/hate relationship with cheese. We love how it goes with a good glass of wine or tops a pizza. We don’t care so much for its saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium content. The good news is that cheese can be part of a healthy diet. Here are a few things…

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