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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, ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stress Eating: What You Can Do to Keep it at Bay

Stress, boredom, or any array of emotions can lead to cravings for food. If these cravings take control too often, you might find yourself eating large ...

Can Eating More Frequently Lead to Weight Loss?

Have you ever wondered how some people can eat quite frequently but never seem to gain weight? It's often said that eating smaller, more frequent meals ...

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 ...

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