For several years, when I was getting started in the New York magazine world, my regular breakfast was a muffin—usually purchased from a fast-food chain and scarfed down on my all-out sprint from the subway to the office. Not so coincidentally, these were also the years in which I steadily, gradually gained weight.
My assumption, in ordering a wholesome-looking, berry-studded muffin virtually every day, was that I was making a healthy choice. It turns out, however, that that's not necessarily the case
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When it comes down to it, there are very few foods I’d pick over a creamy bowl of guacamole and crispy tortilla chips. They are hands-down my favorite party snack, especially when paired with a citrusy margarita. If someone asks me how much guacamole they should make for an event I’m coming to, my answer will inevitably be “More.”
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Even though (or maybe because) I’m a registered dietitian and associate nutrition editor of EatingWell Magazine, I think that healthy diets should leave room for indulgences. (Small treats won’t break your diet and may even help you stick to an overall healthy eating pattern.) That being said, I think there are plenty of tasty ways to substitute healthier ingredients for higher-calorie foods without feeling like you’re making a big sacrifice taste-wise. Here are some of my favorite swaps. Try them all and you can save 875 calories!
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Swap: Some of the avocado in guacamole for zucchini
Save: 100 calories
The monounsaturated fats...
I’m a registered dietitian and associate nutrition editor of EatingWell Magazine, so you’d be right to assume I have a pretty healthy diet. But since I don’t believe in making any foods taboo, there are the occasional not-so-healthy indulgences. And when the seasons change, I always feel an urge to “healthify” my diet. The warmer spring weather inspires me to take a close look at my eating habits and simplify my diet by eating the things that really make my body feel best and limit foods that are not so good for me.
Here are 10 healthy eating habits I am focusing on right now to detox my diet this spring. I’m going to:
Eat and Drink Less of These:
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Getting a great workout goes beyond the number of reps you do or the miles you log on the treadmill (though that does help too). In all the running road races I've trained for—from 5Ks to marathons—I know that what I put into my body before and after a race or a training run can either help or hinder my performance.
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