You may not think 100 calories makes much of a difference, but if you're dieting and trying to cut a few hundred a day from your meal plan, then 100 calories can add up. A few simple, painless solutions can help you make changes.
First, take a look at breakfast. Opt for the smallest bagel you can find instead of the giant roll we're accustomed to eating. Portion-wise, a bagel should be the size... Read More
by Michael Totten
For the dieter, the key to choosing a healthy coffee drink is to know where the calories are hiding. Black coffee alone is calorie-free. As well, many studies are showing that coffee has health benefits. In moderation, coffee can half your risk of getting gallstones or Parkinson's disease, slash diabetes rates by up to 54 percent and even reduce your chance of... Read More
Healthy eating usually takes a back burner to rich luscious foods when the holidays come around. Traditional foods laden with fats and calories tempt our palates and we tend to overeat. Vegetables are served in buttery sauces or sweetened concoctions. Fruits are hidden in flaky pastries and syrupy desserts. Candy and cookies are considered a food group. With all these rich and fattening foods to eat, your wellbeing can suffer. Strategies are... Read More
It's that time of the year again, when kids stop complaining about summertime boredom and start complaining about what's in their lunchboxes. The easy way out might entail throwing an all-inclusive Lunchable in the box and calling it a day. But that Lunchable label isn't so lovely - those handy, precut meats and cheeses pack a ton of sodium and fat. Plus, sides like pudding, candy and sweetened drinks add a lot of sugar. PB&J... Read More
by Holle Abee
Kids love October 31. From dressing up in their favorite costume to trick-or-treating to attending spooky parties, Halloween is one of the best times of the year for most children. Unfortunately, the foods generally associated with these fall festivities can be really scary. But by substituting healthier snacks for high-fat, high-calorie candies and other goodies,... Read More
Experiment in the kitchen. Variety is the spice life -- it's also a great strategy for sticking to your meal plan. Trying different recipes will keep your weight-loss efforts from getting boring. And you don't necessarily have to forsake your old favorites simply because you're dieting. A little research and experimentation will help you find ways to enjoy your favorites while reducing calories and fat. Find substitutions for oil, like... Read More
When you're looking for ways to spice up your food or make a dish more palatable, condiments such as ketchup and mayonnaise typically come to mind. However, most dieters don't realize that these condiments can actually sabotage your diet plan and leave you well over your daily calorie and fat limits.
Popular condiments such as ketchup, mayonnaise and many sauces contain high amounts of sugar, salt and fat; you might be adding extra calories to... Read More
by Melanie Grimes
Tailgating can be healthy as well as fun. The fresh fall air stimulates the taste buds and warm comfort foods are the order of the day. Simple recipe changes can vitalize the spectators, as well as the team.
Chili Chili is a traditional tailgating food and contains many healthy ingredients, such as beans and antioxidant-rich... Read More