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January 5, 2012 - 10:31am

Just as breakfast gives me a much-needed energy boost in the morning, eating lunch fuels the second half of my day—and helps me stay away from the vending machine mid afternoon.
Don’t Miss: 3 Essential Ingredients of a Healthy Breakfast

But when you’re trying to lose weight, every meal—and calorie—counts. (Find out how many calories you should be eating to shed pounds here.) You can build a light but filling lunch with these three healthy ingredients—whether you’re brown-bagging it or eating out.

1. Vegetables: Making vegetables the...

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January 4, 2012 - 11:26am

To successfully lose weight and keep it off, eating well and exercising are key—the “secret,” of course, is to eat less and move more (find out how many calories you should be eating to lose weight here). But even the most committed dieters can benefit from a few tricks to boost their weight-loss efforts. Here are 10 easy, everyday diet tips to add to your weight-loss arsenal.

1. Slow down
When eating, it takes 20 minutes for your body to register fullness. And according to a University of Rhode Island study, you can save 70 calories by eating slowly over about half an hour versus eating in under 10 minutes. If you ate more slowly at every meal, that would translate into losing about two pounds...

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December 21, 2011 - 12:57pm

Here’s a depressing piece of information: Americans put on half of our annual weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Granted, that’s just two pounds a year, but research shows that people don’t lose it when the partying ends. And if that happens year after year after year…well, you can do the math.

It’s much easier to not gain weight in the first place than it is to lose what you’ve put on. Ward off winter weight gain the easy way with these 5 tips.

Don’t Miss: Kick–Start Your Weight Loss with the EatingWell Diet Challenge

1. Cut down on your screen time
Turn off the TV and the computer and enjoy your meal without distractions. Making an effort...

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December 12, 2011 - 11:32am

During the holidays it’s easy to let our healthy-eating habits fall by the wayside. But there’s one habit you absolutely shouldn’t ditch: eating breakfast.
Related: 4 Bad Holiday Eating Habits To Break Right Now

Here’s why: science shows that regular breakfast eaters tend to be leaner and dieters are more successful at losing weight—and keeping it off—when they eat breakfast. (OK, so I’m not advocating that you diet this time of year, but not gaining during the holiday season is a reasonable goal.)

Another breakfast boon: research has found that eating a breakfast that contains slower-burning carbohydrates (also called low-glycemic-index foods) like oatmeal, bran cereal or whole-wheat bagels,...

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November 22, 2011 - 10:31am

It’s all too easy to overdo it at Thanksgiving. Even for the most health- and diet-conscious, a little bit of this and a small bite of that can add up quickly. (Find out what the best and worst Thanksgiving foods are here.)

Perhaps more depressing is that loading up on calories forces our body into overdrive as it tries to undo the damage done by the harmful free radicals produced as we digest food. (Free radicals attack cells and can promote the development of chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.) And, of course, the more we eat the more free radicals we produce.

If you happen to overindulge, though, don’t beat yourself up about it: the best way to handle a slip-up is to get...

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