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2012 So Far: FitDay Users Share Their Fitness Success

We're well in to 2012 - far enough to see some real results on the scales and around our waistlines. But this is also the time when ...

Celebrate Valentine's Day in a Healthy Way

Valentine's Day brings not only feelings of love and joy, it also brings high-calorie chocolates, candies, cookies, and other treats. Since February is American Heart Month, ...

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 ...

Being a Couch Potato Is More Harmful Than You Think

The idea of "couch potatoes" tends to conjure up images of overweight, lazy unkempt slacker-types. We've heard about the research that has shown that the more ...

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 ...

10 Tools to Help Keep You on Track

1. Good Pair of Shoes Make sure you have a pair of shoes that fit you well and are made for the type of activity you plan ...

Four New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep

The new year is here! While many, many people plan to use this landmark time to get healthier or lose weight, the problem with these goals ...

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 ...

The Healthy Food Halo

Have you ever noticed that certain foods are deemed "healthy" and we seem to think we can eat these foods in unlimited amounts because of their ...

Pizza a 'Vegetable'? How to Handle School Lunches

Recently, Congress passed a bill that classifies the small amount of tomato paste in pizza as the equivalent of a serving of vegetables. The problem is ...

10 Tips to Help You Achieve Your New Year's Health Goals

With the new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start. For many people, this means leading a healthier lifestyle and losing weight. If this is ...

Recent Healthy Eating

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      Summertime brings blissful outdoor excursions and relaxing get-togethers with family and friends. It also calls for the most glorious three-lettered acronym in food: B-B-Q. Sun-soaked summer ... Read More »