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January 18, 2010 - 11:04am

I’m getting ready for Week 3 of my 500-calorie dinner challenge where I’m cooking 500-calorie dinners from new book, EatingWell 500-Calorie Dinners, 5 nights a week for 5 weeks. The recipes I’ve been making for Week 2 have been going smoothly (and deliciously). I think my secret to success this week has again been planning ahead. (It’s one of the...

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January 15, 2010 - 1:27pm

Is sugar just sugar, even if it's high-fructose corn syrup? I thought the answer was no, that high-fructose corn syrup is worse than regular sugar or honey or even plain corn syrup and I should avoid it. And let's not even get into sugar substitutes.

But last night I was watching TV and saw a commercial from the Corn Refiners Association saying that high-fructose corn syrup is no worse for me than regular sugar. (See the commercials for yourself at sweetsurprise.com.) Could it be true?

I asked one of EatingWell's nutrition experts to help me sort out fact from hype. ...

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January 15, 2010 - 11:28am

As part of my pledge to eat healthier this year, I’ve decided to cut back a little on my meat consumption—a tall order for such a carnivore. I dug through my recipes and pulled out some vegetarian recipes that will help me make eating meatless delicious. Spinach-&-Cheese-Stuffed Portobellos is a favorite of mine because the oven-roasted mushroom caps come out juicy and tender, almost meaty, so I don’t feel like I’m missing anything. Staying healthy and eating less meat is better for the environment, too—so watch out veggies, here I come! (Want to eat meatless for a whole month? Try the recipes in our 28-day Vegetarian...

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January 14, 2010 - 11:56am

When I say “dinner in a bowl,” I don’t mean cold cereal. Despite what you may call “dinner” in the privacy of your own kitchen or living room when no one else is watching, I prefer something more healthful and more satisfying. Granted, these recipes will take a little more effort than opening a box and a little more skill than sniffing the milk to make sure it’s still OK—but not much more. They’re worth setting the table for. Take the time to try these 5 delicious recipes and dinner will be ready before you can say “snap, crackle, pop!”  (For more dinner ideas, check out our Quick Dinner Recipe Collection...

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January 13, 2010 - 12:02pm

If you’re the kind of person who loves chocolate (or fill in the blank with your favorite treat), but bans it whenever you’re trying to lose weight, you might be making a big mistake. As a nutritionist who’s helped hundreds of people lose weight, I’ve noticed time and again that when people try to be “too good” they’re most likely to fall off the weight-loss wagon. Dieting isn’t about depriving yourself of everything you love—it’s just about eating fewer calories than you’re burning (calculate your daily calorie goal here)—a situation that can indeed be delicious. And a situation that most certainly can include dessert.

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