Tagged: fat

10 Important Things to Know About Fat

Struggling to lose weight? You may think of fat as the enemy. While it’s true that your body stores unused energy in the form of fat causing weight gain, consuming certain fats may not be as bad as you think. Here are 10 important things you need to know about fat.

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Your Healthy Snack Isn’t So Healthy

Treating yourself to a nice healthy salad for a snack today? Too bad that ranch dressing has 145 calories per serving and 15 grams of fat. Watch out for items like this “sneaky snack” when you’re working on your weekly meal plan! This month we have focused on rewarding yourself in a healthy way, but just because […]

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How to Time Hack Your Snacks

Part of the success in planning dietary programs can come from the knowledge of how long foods “last” in the body. Imagine being able to decide what you really need to eat based on the time you have?! And, you can!

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What Foods Make You Feel Satisfied Quicker and Longer?

All foods are made of protein, fat, and/or carbohydrates. The meals and snacks that are the most satisfying, and keep you feeling comfortable the longest, are comprised of all three.

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Healthier Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Try this recipe for your family tonight. Far fewer calories and fat, but still has that familiar old fashioned taste! Prep Time: 15 minutes Makes: 6-8 servings Cook Time: 25 minutes in oven

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What Does the Perfect Diet Look Like?

Results are in from various studies as to just what exactly will make up the “perfect diet.” Young and old alike will benefit from knowing when they are consuming enough but not too much! Here’s a breakdown of the perfect diet:

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Building a Better School Lunch—Hot or Cold

Many children have a wonderful time taking a break in the day with their school lunches. Some families prefer a hot lunch, some prefer cold lunch, and some do a combination depending on the hot lunch being served and if the child likes it or not. With the costs of food going up, it is important to […]

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3 Food-Related Questions We All Need To Consider

Preventing disease and living healthy is a life-long venture. Many Americans spend most of their lives and their income finding ways to “stay healthy.” Most researchers agree that it will take some work on everyone’s part to come up with just the right factors to influence our best health picture. While these may vary slightly from person to person, […]

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The Truth About Dietary Myths: Which is better for you, butter or margarine?

The Dietary Guidelines of 2010, recommended that Americans: Consume less than 10% of calories from saturated fats. Replace solid fats with oils when possible. Limit foods that contain synthetic sources of trans fatty acids (such as hydrogenated oils), and keep total trans fatty acid consumption as low as possible. Eat fewer than 300mg of dietary […]

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9 Everyday Tips for Healthy Bag Lunches & Snacks

Guidelines for Healthy Eating and Snacking on a Daily Basis Whether the kids are headed off to school or you are brown bagging it to work, many of us prepare and pack our own snacks and lunches every day. Use the tips below to help you be mindful of your food choices not just during […]

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