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Kerri Ann Jennings's Blog (Page 15)

January 10, 2012 - 12:11pm

If you’re trying to lose weight, chances are you’re spending more time thinking about every food choice you make. And it turns out that, beyond the calories in—calories out equation, the foods you choose can make a difference. Take lunch. When it comes to losing weight, which is the better lunch choice: soup or a sandwich?

Must-Read: 3 Healthy Ingredients of a Get-Skinny Lunch

As the associate nutrition editor of EatingWell Magazine I often field questions like this. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule—a creamy clam chowder will pack in more calories than a small turkey sandwich crammed with vegetables, for instance. But as a rule, soup is the better choice. Why?

Soup has a high water...

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January 9, 2012 - 12:05pm

Resolved: I will lose weight, save money and be healthier in 2012. Sound familiar? If you made even just one of these resolutions this year, I have a tip for how to get started…use your slow cooker. Sound wacky? Find out how this one handy piece of kitchen equipment can help you meet your new year’s resolutions (and if your resolution is to revive 1970s cooking methods, even better!).

If your resolution is to: Lose weight
How the slow cooker can help: Cooking at home is a great first step in trying to get your diet under control. Since slow–cooked food relies on long, moisture-rich cooking, you can use less oil than if you were cooking with dry heat in the oven or on the stove. Using your slow cooker to make dinner means that dinner is ready when you get in the door—no more hungrily...

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January 9, 2012 - 11:58am

Tip 15: Gulp Water.

People who downed two cups of water before meals lost more weight than those who didn’t in one 2010 study. Plus, drinking water can help edge out calories from calorie-laden beverages like juice, soda and even sweetened tea or coffee. Find out how much water you should drink each day.

For more diet challenge tips, meal plans and get-started guide, visit the Diet Challenge landing page.

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January 9, 2012 - 11:55am

Tip 14: After a Slip-Up, Repeat This Mantra.

After a slip-up, repeat this mantra: Back on track, stat. That way, you don’t get sucked into thinking one small mistake has derailed your goal. If you have too much pizza on Friday, don’t wait until Monday to start your diet again.

For more diet challenge tips, meal plans and get-started guide, visit the Diet Challenge landing page.

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January 9, 2012 - 11:52am

Tip 13: Get 8 Hours of Sleep.

There’s a reason they call it beauty sleep. Being sleep-deprived can affect your judgment and decision-making skills, your immune system and your heart, your emotional well-being, and your skin and weight! Most adults need around 8 hours of sleep a night. Two things that help you fall asleep faster? Less screen time before bed and foods high in vitamin B6 (read about vitamin B6 here), such as bananas and fish.

For more diet challenge tips, meal plans and get-started guide, visit the Diet Challenge landing page.

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