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Blog: Dec 2012
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on Dec 31, 2012 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating

You asked for it, you got it! An infographic to celebrate the New Year about the resolutions you make. Remember, a complete overhaul of your lifestyle all at once probably won't be realistic to maintain in the long term. Instead, make smaller resolutions every day to reach your goals step by step. Wishing you a happy and healthy start to the year!

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on Dec 31, 2012 10:00 AM in Success Stories


Wil2211 gained several pounds after moving from one country to another, but most of it is just a memory now, thanks to a combination of calorie counting and exercise.  In her story she expresses how learning to eat healthy, balanced meals was the key to her success in losing those 33 undesirable pounds.

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on Dec 30, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


While six-packs aren’t hard to find in a gym, a personal trainer that’s fit for you may very well be. Here is the real six-pack you should look for in a personal trainer. 

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on Dec 29, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


You only need 2 minutes to reinvigorate your day. Here are 22 tips to inspire you toward a happier, healthier you.

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on Dec 28, 2012 10:00 AM in Recipes


Fortunately, nutrition conscious calorie counting cooks know that one-pot meals are not only easy but very flexible – add what you have and skip the parts you don’t want. Ramp up the veggies, reduce the fat, increase seasonings as you reduce the sodium until the meal is just your style. Enjoy these recipes as they are or use them as a template and make them your own.

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on Dec 27, 2012 10:00 AM in Dieting & You


All of the festivities surrounding the New Year may make you feel as though 2012 should be left behind, but au contraire, ma soeur.  If you’re reading this, you’ve likely made some great strides this year and that should not go unrecognized.

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on Dec 26, 2012 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating


Genetically engineered (GE) foods are generating controversy again. Last month, a controversial French study claimed that a particular strain of GE corn causes cancer in lab rats. But in California Proposition 37 didn't pass. What would requiring labeling for all genetically engineered foods mean to you?

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on Dec 26, 2012 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating


Even if you only watch cooking TV shows occasionally, you’ll be interested to know how watching may affect your eating habits.

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on Dec 25, 2012 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating


You already know what food to avoid before bedtime—namely, alcohol, coffee and sugary desserts (all the good stuff!). But it might surprise you to learn that there actually are some foods that you can eat for a better night’s sleep. You just need to know what nutrients to look for in the grocery aisles.

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on Dec 25, 2012 10:00 AM in Recipes


Surprised to see brownie mix and canned pumpkin in a holiday fudge recipe? It might be unconventional, but the combo totally works!

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on Dec 24, 2012 10:00 AM in Success Stories


Vonda2u’s diabetes almost took her life and this prompted her to act on her weight issues. She cleaned up her eating, started exercising, shed 90 pounds and turned around her health.

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on Dec 23, 2012 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates


The places you would spritz perfume probably would be behind your ears, adding it to your bath, or even spritzing it around the room—but in your food? Here's how to enjoy essential oils in your cooking.

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on Dec 23, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Balls, those specifically for exercise and those for sports or leisure activity, can be used to tone and strengthen your body. The following routine uses medicine and Swiss balls to help you bounce to a healthier you.

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on Dec 22, 2012 10:00 AM in Dieting & You


Snack on these little tidbits of new research findings that may affect how you think about your between-meal eating occasions.

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on Dec 21, 2012 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating


So there I was standing at a Roy Rogers off the New Jersey Turnpike. (Yes, even health and beauty website editors go to Roy Rogers sometimes.)  I had a long drive ahead of me and was perusing the offerings—rows of wrapped burgers enrobed in orange heat-lamp light—when I saw before me the biggest soda cup I’ve ever seen. It was at least the size of my head, with Coca Cola emblazoned in red across a field of white plastic and a handle that suggested pouring gasoline, not sipping a soft drink.

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