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Diet's Blog (Page 37)

December 6, 2010 - 12:02pm

Last week I was watching a cooking segment on TV, when the anchor suspiciously questioned the chef about how much heavy cream she was putting into the recipe. The chef replied gleefully, “It’s the holidays!” As much as I hate to say this (hello...I’m the nutrition editor for a healthy food magazine), she kind of has a point. Healthy eating just isn’t as cool during the holidays as it is other times of year (um, January!). Gluttonous temptations lurk everywhere.

So before you embark on your calendar full of social events that revolve around eating and drinking, arm yourself with these stay-slim strategies.

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December 2, 2010 - 12:17pm

It’s time for my annual holiday cookie swap. I had so much success with my 100-calorie cookie platter last year that I decided to try the challenge again this year.

Related: (Click here to see what I made last year.)

I like say that I live by the “everything in moderation” mantra, but something about the holidays makes me want to throw that out the window. It’s all those cookies—they’re my downfall! So if I can fill my platter with festive,...

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November 24, 2010 - 10:15am

First of all, let’s make one thing clear: I am not an exercise guru. When I told my editor I wanted to write this piece about 10-minute exercise ideas, she laughed and said, “YOU want to write about exercise?” She knows me all too well. I like to squeeze as many things into my day as possible, but for some reason, when it comes to exercise, I seem to have every excuse in the book for not doing it. The one that most easily slips off my tongue? “I don’t have time.” Am I the only one in this sedentary, time-starved boat? I don’t think so.

Now that it’s the busy holiday season, time is even more precious. Plus it’s harder for me to feel motivated when it’s cold and dark outside.

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November 23, 2010 - 11:30am

My motto—especially when it comes to nutrition—is moderation. There aren’t any “bad” foods in my opinion because, in moderation, there’s room for anything. I carry my motto to the Thanksgiving table, too—a little bit of this, a small bite of that. The problem is, there are so many choices and, inevitably, I end up overeating.

Related: Your day-after Thanksgiving detox plan (Psst! You get to have pumpkin pie.)
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November 22, 2010 - 1:31pm

New York City is serious about trying to reduce rates of obesity and the expensive and debilitating conditions for which obesity raises risks. Its latest move? It is asking the USDA for a food stamp waiver for two years during which recipients would not be allowed to use their benefit cards to buy sodas.

I hardly know where to begin on this one. I learned about this from the front page of this morning's read full post »

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