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A Simple Guide to Eating Sensibly

I always emphasize that eating sensibly is an absolute must for successful weight loss, long-term weight management, and overall good health. But, what does it actually mean to eat sensibly? Eating sensibly essentially involves incorporating a diet that’s rich…

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Stop Obsessing Over Calories and Start Eating Better

I have very fond childhood memories of cracking and eating walnuts, pecans, and pistachio nuts with my father. This simple yet delightful food experience followed me into young adulthood. That is, until the day I started counting calories. …

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Fueling Your Run: What to Eat Before a Race

Marathon races are generally held during the early morning hours when temperatures are mild. If you’re a breakfast eater, this can be a real challenge, as you have to choose foods that boost your energy levels without filling you up and…

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The Real Nitty-Gritty on Whole Grain Foods

With the widespread popularity of low-carb diets, a lot of high-quality foods have been unfairly demonized. This holds especially true for whole grain foods. Don’t be misled by all the hype, as whole grains are rich in quite a…

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Nutrition Strategies for Women Trying to Bulk Up

While more women than ever before are reaping the numerous health benefits of weight training, most still have an underlying fear of “getting bigger” or “bulking up”. But, believe it or not, there are still many women with the…

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Seven Healthy Ways to Enjoy Your Sushi Experience

As a health-conscious foodie, I always make an effort to get the most nutritional bang for my buck, especially when dining away from home. Sushi has always fit the bill perfectly! Believe it or not, when the right combination…

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The Best Time to Eat Fruit

I’m a diehard salad connoisseur known for my flamboyant blends of veggies, fruit, and seafood. Interestingly, whenever I post a salad recipe or pic, someone almost always questions my choice of including fruit. Now, everyone knows that eating fruit…

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Translating the Ingredients List of Food Labels

The “ingredients” list of food labels is where the food industry deceives unknowing consumers the most. You’ve probably heard this in some way before, but I’ll just reiterate: If the ingredients listed on a package don’t sound familiar, sensible,…

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Understanding Serving Size Values on Food Labels

The “serving size” of a packaged product is always shown at the very top of the Nutrition Facts label. This is essentially the amount of food recommended to account for one serving. Serving sizes are typically listed in pieces,…