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Changing your diet to improve your health doesn’t have to be overwhelming.  Here are some ideas for healthy alternatives. Make these tiny tweaks to your diet and you’ll eliminate those calories today!

Whole Wheat instead of White Bread
Whole wheat and grain helps to maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Nuts instead of Crackers
Nuts can lower the risk of heart attacks and reduce bad cholesterol.  But eat sparingly since they are relatively high in calories.

Wheat instead of White Pasta
Whole wheat pasta contains soluble fiber which can help to lower cholesterol and help to make you feel … Read the rest

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Emotional EatingWe all eat for comfort every now and then.  If you have a stressful day at work, you may grab some ice cream or chocolate instead of a healthy alternative.  Many of us learn that food can bring comfort, at least for a short time.  Small doses of emotional eating aren’t necessarily dangerous, but they can quickly develop into a habit—a habit that can lead to weight gain or prevent you from losing weight. Sometimes, we can habitually turn to food in response to certain emotions like anger, sadness, boredom or even happiness.  Situations and emotions that trigger us to … Read the rest

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30 Minute MealsLooking for a healthy, delicious meal in 30 minutes or less? Life is hectic and it is often easier to grab a frozen dinner or takeout instead of cooking a meal from scratch.  There is a healthy alternative. Prepare your food the old fashioned way—at home in your own kitchen. Incorporate some of these less than 30 minute meals into your weekly routine!

Breakfast
Strawberry Yogurt Parfait
Ready In: 5-10 minutes
Yogurt contains probiotics, a good bacteria that can help with digestion.  It also contains calcium which strengthens bones.  There are so many different variations of the yogurt parfait—just … Read the rest

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Eating healthy can sometimes seem like a difficult task.  Make it easier by cleaning out your refrigerator, getting rid of all the junk food, and stocking your shelves with wholesome and healthy options.  If your cupboards and fridge are full of junk, that is exactly what you’ll eat.  With the right foods available to you in your kitchen, you can easily put together a meal that is more nutritious—and you can do it faster!

So stock up your fridge, pantry and freezer with these healthy foods that are delicious and nutritious!

Stock up Your Fridge with…
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Healthy Lunch IdeasIf you are trying to shed pounds and maintain a healthy eating plan, lunchtime can be a battle.  We have all suffered from hunger pangs that seem to hit in the afternoon causing us to reach for an unhealthy snack like a candy bar or chips.  If your stomach is rumbling, it could mean that you didn’t eat the right foods during lunch to keep you full for the rest of your afternoon until dinnertime.

Eating a healthy lunch is very important. Here are two big reasons why:

Energy—eating a lunch packed with nutrients helps you to avoid a … Read the rest

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