Sorry, You Can’t Exercise Your Way to Weight Loss

Sorry, You Can’t Exercise Your Way to Weight Loss

There is a misconception when it comes to dieting, that exercise and healthy eating stand on equal footing as contributors to weight loss. This myth is perpetuated via soft drink propaganda (commercials) and TV shows such as The Biggest Loser. … Continue reading

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9 Things to Know On National Pretzel Day

9 Things to Know On National Pretzel Day

Another marketing holiday is upon us – today is National Pretzel Day. Here are a few things to know. 1. Pretzels originated in Germany over 1000 years ago. Only soft pretzels existed for many centuries. 2. The distinctive dark skin … Continue reading

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Eat Slowly to Lose Weight – Here’s How to Do It

Eat Slowly to Lose Weight – Here’s How to Do It

In today’s world, everything seems to be moving at a faster pace than yesteryear. While this may be good for cars and mail order delivery services, when it comes to food, speed can be a weight-gain booby trap. In controlled … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About the Humble Pea

8 Things to Know About the Humble Pea

Peas, of the legume family, are not a sexy food. They are, however, tasty and packed with nutrients. Here’s what you need to know: 1. A serving of peas is one cup and it has less than 150 calories. 2. Peas … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Pecans

10 Things to Know About Pecans

Happy National Pecan Day! It always cracks us up to discover that a trade organization has created a holiday around the product it is selling. However, in the case of pecans and other healthy foods, we have no problem sharing … Continue reading

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Does Lettuce Have Any Nutrition or Does it Just Fill Me Up?

Does Lettuce Have Any Nutrition or Does it Just Fill Me Up?

The foundation of any salad, especially at fast food and quick serve restaurants, is lettuce. We all know this leafy vegetable is low in calories, but does lettuce provide any nutritional value? The answer: yes, a little. There are several … Continue reading

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Weight Loss is Not a Marathon, It’s a Foreign Language

Weight Loss is Not a Marathon, It’s a Foreign Language

Spring is here, and many of us are anxiously awaiting the return of short sleeves, warm sunshine, and outdoor activity. Some are going on a diet to achieve a bikini body for summer, while others are taking up extensive outdoor … Continue reading

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A Simple Trick to Reduce Calories in Rice

A Simple Trick to Reduce Calories in Rice

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could wave a magic wand at our food and instantly slash its calorie count in half? Scientists in Sri Lanka believe they have figured out how to do this with rice. Here is the … Continue reading

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11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

Beef jerky has been relegated to the checkout counter in gas stations and convenience stores. However, this venerable foodstuff has a proud heritage. Here are some interesting facts: 1. Jerky is a means to preserve meat without refrigeration. 2. Traditionally, the … Continue reading

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How Many Meals Should I Eat In a Day?

How Many Meals Should I Eat In a Day?

Most people will answer 3 meals and 2 snacks. But is this the right approach? To answer, we must go back in time and realize that, from an evolutionary perspective, the daily construct of 3 square meals is a rather … Continue reading

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