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Smart Substitutions: 5 'Staples' to Trade Out of Your Pantry

Any stop to the grocery store is made quicker and easier when you just have a few 'staples' to pick up. There are many things we ...

9 Tricks to Staying Healthy When Eating Out

Eating out can be a gamble especially for people who are watching their weight or managing certain health conditions. Many of the foods prepared outside of ...

Five Eating Habits You Should Break

Some of your daily habits may be hindering your health or weight loss goals. Little things you do throughout the day can either propel you forward ...

The 411 on Sushi

What exactly is sushi? What about sashimi? Sushi is often touted as being healthy, but not all options at your favorite fish establishment are created equal, ...

Smart Substitutions When Dining Out

Many foods offered at restaurants are not prepared in the same healthful way that you would make them at home. Heavy use of sugar, oil, butter, ...

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" ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The FitDay Guide to Healthier Holiday Baking

The holiday season always seems to throw us all into a baking frenzy. We whip up dozens of cookies, cupcakes, pies, candies, and other treats that ...

5 Ways to Eat Mindfully at Holiday Parties

The holidays can cause an internal struggle between the desire to splurge on festive treats at numerous feasts and the will to avoid the inevitable weight ...

What You Should Know: The Risks and Rewards of Bariatric Surgery

The National Center for Health Statistics report that 30% of adults (over 60 million) and 17% of children and adolescents (12.5 million) are obese - i.e. having a Body ...

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