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What to fix for dinner?

For many of us, that’s the question of the day – every day! Most people don’t have the time, energy or maybe even the skills to cook from scratch every day. So, what are your alternatives? For some, the solution is to swing by the pizza palace, the local burger joint, the Chinese takeout restaurant, or the frozen foods section in the local market.

But, what if you could make cooking easy and flavorful without hours in the kitchen? What if you could eat food from anywhere in the world any time? What if you … Read the rest

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I saw the comic below and had to laugh out loud! Sometimes we forget that just because the restaurant says “all you can eat,” it doesn’t mean you have to eat until you’re stuffed!

All you can eat buffets can be great. There are a wide range of things to choose from and almost everyone can get just what they want. But, they can also be hazardous to your health. Too often I see people loading their plates up with the least healthy foods available – and way too much of it!

The next time you visit a buffet, try … Read the rest

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend less money on food each month and still eat healthier? It may seem impossible, but you actually can. More than 35 percent of U.S. adults and 17 percent of children are considered obese today. Much of that is a result of lifestyle choices, and food choices play a big role.

But you can eat healthier, and you don’t have to buy expensive organic or all natural products either. Anyone can use the simple tips below to get the most from their food dollar.

Here are 5 top tips for reducing your spending … Read the rest

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I’ve written in previous posts about the idea of adding a “fat tax” to foods high in fat, sodium or sugar as a way to reduce consumption. Similar taxes have been used quite successfully in some European countries and voters favor trying this approach in some states.

A recent article in Time Magazine, however, comes to a different conclusion. The article finds that these types of taxes can raise revenues, but they don’t do much to change behavior. They cite one recent study that suggests that it may take as much as a 10 percent increase in the cost … Read the rest

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Nearly 3 out of 5 California voters support a special fee (also known as a tax) on soft drinks to help fight childhood obesity! That’s the finding of a new survey of 1,000 likely voters.

In a previous post, we talked about a wellness expert in Australia that was proposing a tax on high-fat foods to help combat the obesity trend in that country. Now, it seems that, in California at least, voters are willing to back similar proposals.

Childhood obesity is a significant and growing problem in this country, as well as other developed nations. We believe that it … Read the rest

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