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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:

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yogurt-parfait200Remember what your mom used to say? “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” And no…coffee is not breakfast.  There are mornings when you barely have time to brush your teeth, so eating healthy can be quite the challenge.  Luckily, eating well doesn’t need to take up a lot of your valuable time.  There are healthy—and quick—breakfast ideas to keep you feeling energized and have healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.  And, when you eat a healthy breakfast, it leads to healthier food choices throughout the rest of your day. 

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citrus-fruits250There are many different ways out there to help you get skinny—but most of those options can be unhealthy and just a quick fix.  There is no miracle food that will melt the pounds away, but there are lots of fat burning foods to actually help you burn those calories. Whether you want to lose weight or improve your health, integrating fat burning foods into your diet will help to give you a jump start on achieving those goals.  

What foods will burn fat and help you slim down?

Pick Protein
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revised-food-labels300The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just announced proposed changes to food labeling. Their proposal reflects concerns about the high obesity rate in the U.S. and the quality (or lack of quality) of the American diet.

The FDA is proposing that bigger, bolder print be used for the number of calories per serving. They also want to add a line item for grams of added sugar. Both of these are important changes. These are both good changes. Although calories aren’t the only thing that consumers should focus on, the reality is that it is important to many, many people. … Read the rest

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Brussels-sprouts-pizza200The fact is that Americans are demanding fresh vegetables when they go out to eat. And restaurants are responding with a range of options. According to one study, it is millennials who are leading the charge.

Here are the numbers: Vegetables dishes on restaurant menus have jumped 11 percent nationally over the last 3 years, and kale has seen a 400 percent increase in menu items. LongHorn Steakhouse, a symbol of the “meat and potatoes meal” if there ever was one, now serves Brussles sprouts and butternut squash, as well as other veggie dishes with its steaks. And California Pizza Read the rest

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