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Halloween has always been a challenge for parents. Do you restrict kids’ candy consumption, or do you let them “binge” and then go back to eating healthfully on November 1st? This year, there’s a new wrinkle – Halloween-themed breakfast cereals.

Let’s be honest – most breakfast cereal, at least the ones that appeal to kids, aren’t that healthy anyway. They are loaded with sugar and artificial flavorings. But, now General Mills has rolled out a record 5 “Monster Cereals” this month, to play off Halloween at the end of October. Parents should beware, though – and not just of the … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

soda-alternative200One half of Americans drink a soda or other sugary beverage each day, and 1 in 20 drinks the equivalent of more than 4 cans of soda each day. That’s the finding of a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sweetened drinks are linked to the explosion of obesity (especially childhood obesity) and its related medical problems. Of course, the American Beverage Association disputes the connection, but the data seems pretty clear. Health officials have been urging people to cut back for years, but advocates say those efforts have not been … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

A great way to start cooking healthier is to substitute healthier ingredients in recipes. In most cases, you won’t even notice the difference. I have found that many recipes are loaded with unnecessary fat, sugar and calories.

Using substitutions like the ones below opens you and your family to a whole range of great flavors too. Rather than searching for healthy recipes, you can take almost any recipe and make it healthier just by selecting the right ingredients.

The substitutions below cut fat, sugar without compromising the taste. In some cases they also increase the … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Fast food. The very thought of it conjures up visions of high fat, high salt, high sugar – and high calorie – meals! Not the best choice if you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle. But, what if you could you’re your favorite fast food meals healthy too?

Instead of going out to eat, how about cooking all your family’s favorite fast food meals right at home? Did you know that you can make most fast food meals yourself and, with a few adjustments, make them healthier that the originals? And you can make most … Read the rest

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Sticking with a healthy eating plan can be hard. We often equate “eating healthy” with “no sweets,” but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can enjoy desserts and still eat healthy, if you follow just eat smart.

At Vitaerobics, we believe in the 90-10 rule. This means that you should eat healthy 90% of the time, but also leave yourself some space for small indulgences. These “treats” will keep you from feeling deprived of the foods you love and make staying on that healthy eating plan much easier. You can still enjoy dessert if you eat smart and … Read the rest

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