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Five Common Foods That Are Ruining Your Waistline

When I speak to clients, I frequently hear the words: "I thought that was good for you!" There are many foods that seem to be "healthy" ...

Smart Substitutions: Sweet Cravings

Eating healthy does not mean that you must eliminate all sweets from your diet. You just have to be smart about how you satisfy your sweet ...

Healthy Living 101: Understanding Whole Grains

Whole grains are made up of the entire or "whole" grain, including the bran, germ, and innermost part of the kernel, the endosperm. Each portion of ...

Healthy Living 101: Classifying Foods

Foods can be classified by the way they affect the body and/or by their food group. It is important to understand both in order to ...

The Truth About Brown Fat

You may have heard of the term "brown fat" before, so what does that mean exactly? It's not a type of fat you cook with, but ...

Proteins, Fats, and Carbs: How to Balance Your Diet

Dieting can be confusing. High-protein diets claim to help you lose weight quickly, but can lead to high cholesterol and increase your risk for heart disease. ...

Excess Weight Ages Us More Quickly

We all know that being overweight or obese can pose threats to our health, especially at a young age. But what effects does overweight or obesity ...

Healthy Living 101: How to Read a Nutrition Label

Too often, purchasing food can be confusing, especially with all of the persuasive marketing tactics used by food companies. Learning how to read, understand, and compare ...

Calorie Saving Substitutions

If you eat more calories than your body needs, your body will inevitable store them as excess weight. The trick is to reduce your calorie intake ...

Ideal Body Composition: What You Should Know

We live in a culture that has become increasingly more obsessed with body image and weight. Dangerously thin bodies are celebrated and coveted, perpetuating the unrealistic ...

Eat This, Not That: Breakfast Edition

You've heard that breakfast is the most important meal. It boosts your metabolism, staves off hunger, and provides you energy to start and get through your ...

Real FitDay Users Share: What Was Your "A-Ha" Moment?

What sparked you to embark on your fitness journey? For many of us, it was one moment or incident - the "a-ha" moment - that got ...

Meal Planning Made Simple

The key to long-term weight management and healthy eating is consuming a balanced diet. Restrictive eating and fad diets may provide temporary weight loss, but they ...

Healthy Kitchen Staples to Start 2012

If you want to make over your health, refrigerator, and pantry, then make a note of these 12 staples that will get you eating right in the ...

Spilling the Beans on Bean Benefits

We all know that fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. We also know that fiber is likely our closest ally when it comes ...

Omega-3 and Omega-6: The Essential Fatty Acids to Include in Your Diet

Essential fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that we must get from food. They are necessary for optimal brain function, metabolism regulation, hair growth, bone health, and ...

4 Things to Know About Flu Season

 The Truth About the Flu Shot Each year, experts from the US Food and Drug Administration, World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control ...

5 Ways to Prevent Weight Gain When You Can't Make Your Own Food

Staying healthy can be difficult when you have limited resources. College students, for example, typically live in dorm rooms with only small refrigerators and no access ...

Understanding Metabolism: How It Influences Weight Control

It may be tempting to blame your failed weight loss attempts or weight gain on a slow metabolism. However, it is rare that excessive weight gain ...

Understanding Metabolism: What Determines Your BMR?

Metabolism refers to the processes that the body needs to function. Basal Metabolic Rate is the amount of energy expressed in calories that a person needs ...

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