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Michelle Edelbaum's Blog

March 25, 2010 - 12:12pm

I can’t wait to dye Easter eggs with my son for the first time this year. I know he’s really going to enjoy it because, at 1 year old, he’s really into dipping things. I like dyeing Easter eggs for two reasons: exercising artistic flair with my egg decoration and having leftover hard-boiled eggs. Hard-boiling eggs is quite possibly one of the easiest things to cook, but I still feel like it’s a treat to have them around for egg salad or to chop up and put in a green salad. Think eggs aren’t good for your health? Think again. Find out why they made the list of 5 “bad” foods you should be eating.

I’m not the only one who feels that way—yesterday I brought egg salad for lunch and everyone at...

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March 19, 2010 - 11:40am

I think we all have one of these friends: she’s thin and fit, yet when we go out to eat she packs away more food than a linebacker. Burger, fries and a shake? No problem. I’m often tempted to keep up: if she can eat it and look that good, I can too, right? (Look better in 4 weeks with our super-easy plan to slim down.)

Not so fast, I tell myself, remembering what I read in our latest issue of EatingWell Magazine. A recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research found that female college students who watched a film alongside a researcher...

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March 11, 2010 - 11:32am

Since I’ve become a mom, it’s a challenge for me to get enough sleep. It’s become harder for me to fall asleep because I’m thinking about work, the baby, all the stuff that needs to be done around the house, what to make for dinner the next night...and the list goes on. (At least I’ve got a handle on the dinner thing—I either make one of these cheap, 30-minute dinner recipes or make a super-easy meal in my slow cooker.)

I’m not OK with getting less than the recommended 8 to 9 hours per night, since sleep is so important to my health and my figure (research links weight gain with sleep loss...

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February 24, 2010 (All day)

When I watch Apolo Ohno skate I can’t help but hold my breath and sit on the edge of the couch—it’s so exciting! He nearly always seems to pull out ahead from the back of the pack to win.

So what fuels his incredible speed and skill? Lots of healthy foods. I got the chance to interview the speed skater and 7-time-and-counting Olympic medalist (who loves to cook, by the way) and ask him about what he eats to win for EatingWell.

(Want to know what Olympic snowboarder Hannah Teter, a gold and silver medalist, eats to get big air? Find out here.)

Here’s what Apolo Ohno told us:

What do you eat for breakfast?
Ohno:...

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February 17, 2010 - 11:50am

I was so excited when I heard about First Lady Michelle Obama’s new campaign to fight childhood obesity, called Let’s Move. As a mom, it’s easy for me to get behind any effort to help our kids be healthier. I know how hard it can be for parents and kids to eat healthfully in a world filled with busy schedules, a proliferation of unhealthy convenient food choices and picky eaters.

So while this new initiative will bring help for kids and parents, there are some things we can start right now at home, tonight, to keep our families healthier.

One of my favorite things about Michelle Obama’s plan is that she’s emphasizing how small dietary changes can make a big health difference. It’s so true. No foods need to be...

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