Do you ever wonder if that skinny woman on the subway was just “born that way”? It’s possible—after all, weight is influenced by a lot of factors, including genetics, lifestyle…even how much we fidget. But it’s also possible that she acts like a thin person. As a registered dietitian and associate nutrition editor for EatingWell Magazine, I’ve come across research on skinny secrets—habits that can help you get slim and stay slim. (And I’m not talking about eating micromeals or crazy exercising.) Here are 4 small actions you can start taking right now that can keep you trim.
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We had some great responses to last week's cookbook giveaway question, "What’s your best advice for making vegetarian eating easy when you go out to a party or barbecue?" Here's what you told us:
Grill kebabs of assorted veggies and tofu, tempeh or veggie sausage (try using a rosemary branch as a skewer for extra flavor!) --charlottejkenney
Marinate a portobello mushroom in balsamic vinegar, olive oil and dijon mustard and throw it on the BBQ for a great portobello mushrooom burger! --lisamsrd
Steam asparagus, sliced potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots or pepper in foil packets. --charlottejkenney
Go fresh! Potato salad, cole slaw, carrots, celery and fresh veggies to dip in a homemade hummus, quacamole or salsa! So many of the classic BBQ dishes are...read full post »
Several staffers have signed up for the Meatless May Challenge. This week, I'd like to introduce you to Sophia!
Where do you live? Burlington, Vermont
Role at EatingWell? Business Development & Web Marketing Coordinator
How long have you been at EatingWell? I started out at EatingWell as an intern in the spring of 2010, after graduating from Mount Holyoke College, and joined the team full-time in January.
How do you normally eat? I normally eat a variety of different things with my all-time favorites being Mexican, homemade maki rolls and trail mix. I love my fruits and veggies along with a serious (almost) obsession with Greek yogurt. Peanut butter also makes its way into my diet very regularly. I have a very busy schedule working two jobs so it varies on how...read full post »
Beans and rice may be a classic pairing, but when you're eating vegetarian every day it's good to get in some variety--both for flavor and nutrition. This collection of recipes goes beyond beans and rice and includes some of my favorite recipes for beans and grains (sometimes together, sometimes not): Chickpea, Spinach & Squash Gnocchi, Smoky Black Bean Soup,...read full post »
Just as I've never cooked much meat or poultry, I also haven't explored the world of meat alternatives very much. So I was excited to read Penelope's blog where she outlines 3 great meat alternatives, what they are, why they're good for you and, importantly, what to do with them. Check it out.read full post »