Diet's Blog (Page 39)

January 4, 2011 - 11:55am

I’ve always been a breakfast eater. Breakfast—along with a couple cups of coffee—gives me that much-needed energy boost to start my day and keep me going until I break for lunch. My breakfast-eating habit isn’t unique, but there are plenty of people—some of my friends and family included—who start their day on an empty stomach. It was a question from one of those non-breakfast-eating friends of mine that inspired this topic: did she really have to eat breakfast even if she wasn’t hungry

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December 15, 2010 - 12:49pm

Unlike many people, I prefer the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year’s over the actual holiday days. I love finding the perfect presents, wrapping them by the fire and baking holiday goodies. (Ahem, healthier-for-you ones like these 100-calorie cookies.)

Despite my cheer, I eventually end up stressed and cranky because I spread myself too thin trying to celebrate Christmas with both sides of my husband’s and my family (who live 400+ miles apart!) So for those of you who are likewise overwhelmed with all the holiday preparations and are cranky NOW (or will be soon, like me) here are some tips for what you can eat and what you can do to beat holiday stress.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to...

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December 14, 2010 - 2:38pm

Do you have a big holiday dinner or party coming up? Save some calories for splurging. I'm not talking about a traditional fast-before-the-fete where you starve yourself all morning and afternoon then go hog wild when you walk into the event because you've had nothing to eat all day but apples and plain lettuce. (Click here for a better pre-party plan to control calories!)

I'm talking about a strategic eating plan that allows you to bank calories painlessly—simply save calories in places you really won't miss them so you can indulge in the foods you really want and not eat too much by the day's end. Here are seven simple swaps to help you get there. Do one each day for a week and you'll have 700 extra calories to spend (...

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December 13, 2010 - 1:27pm

In a report likely to send shock waves through the dietary supplement industry, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released new Dietary Reference Intakes for vitamin D and calcium. The report summary (PDF) says Americans are getting all the vitamin D and calcium we need, and we do not need more:

The committee emphasizes that, with a few exceptions, all North Americans are receiving enough calcium and vitamin D. Higher levels have not been shown to confer greater benefits, and in fact, they have been linked to other health problems,...

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December 8, 2010 - 12:03pm

The holidays are here and with them come a multitude of parties—some that we're psyched about, some that we're obligated to attend. All of them, no doubt, will have a buffet table packed with delicious holiday treats: mini quiches, Swedish meatballs, the dozens of clever ways people devise to stuff cream cheese into pastry puffs, elaborate chocolate confections and spiced buttery baked goods.

Discover dozens of delicious holiday recipes that won't pack on the pounds here.
Irresistible 100-Calorie Holiday Cookies

Your tactic for avoiding temptation may be to steer clear of all the...

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