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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Using Thanksgiving Day Leftovers in a Healthy Way

Turkey Day has come and gone, leaving us all feeling a little softer around the middle. So what are you supposed to do with all of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Healthy Holiday Eating: A Comparison of Two Meal Plans

During holiday gatherings, you may be confronted with array of food and drink options that you rarely see during the rest of the year. Though overindulging ...

A Guide to Healthy Holiday Eating

The holidays are upon us with 6 weeks of temptations from the end of November to the beginning of January, with well-wishers who leave plates of cookies ...

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 ...

Not All Calories Are Created Equal

For decades, we've been taught that weight loss comes down to the simple idea of "calories in versus calories out." This equation is simple and can ...

What Are Carbs? How They Work (and How to Get Them to Work for You)

Most people view carbohydrates as "evil" foods. Found in breads, pastas, cereals, and almost everything sweet, carbohydrates receive a bad reputation for causing weight gain. In ...

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