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    Healthy Halloween Treats and Spooky Eats

    Halloween is a difficult time of year for those attempting to lose or maintain their weight. During the month of October, specifically Halloween, the tempting treats are out in full force, from bite-sized candy bars, to caramel apples and seasonal indulgences. At parties, the Pinterest-inspired ghoulish offerings sit on buffet tables and it’s difficult to keep yourself from grabbing an item or two from your kids’ baskets when trick-or-treating. This year, rethink your Halloween treats. Avoiding temptation can be as simple as ensuring you...

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    10 Healthy Fall Foods You Should Try

    Eating with the season is a helpful way to get the freshest fruits and vegetables all year round. Fall is celebrated for its healthy harvest of crisp fruits and delicious root vegetables. These foods are perfect for creating warm comfort meals as the weather changes from hot and sticky to cool and breezy. This fall, visit your local Farmer’s Market to grab the freshest organic fruits and vegetables of the season. Seasonal produce options sometimes tend to be cheaper during their specific time of year, so stock up and get your fill of our favorite...

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    6 High-Protein Breakfasts to Kick Start Your Morning

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    It’s no secret that breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. But just eating breakfast isn’t always enough to get the weight-loss and health benefits you want. What you eat at breakfast sets the tone for how you feel and how much energy you have throughout the day. Though common breakfast choices like muffins, cereals, bagels or pastries seem convenient, they are packed with sodium, sugar, fat and calories. Simple changes to your morning meal can have a positive impact on your health! Opt for low-sugar, high-protein options...

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    Healthy Tailgating Recipes for Football Season

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    Football season is in full swing, and you know what that means--the tailgate! Tailgating is as much a part of the football experience as the actual game, with parking lots and backyards filled with weekend warriors ready to enjoy friends, family and, of course, food. Many tailgating recipes are packed with calories, sugar and fat—all of which, can derail a healthy-eating lifestyle. If you want to stay on track with your healthy food choices, you don’t have to spoil the spirit of tailgating with bland recipes that will leave you with leftovers....

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    Healthy Labor Day Recipes for Your Party

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    Labor Day unofficially marks the end of the summer season, when we trade swimsuits and sunshine for sweatshirts and school. Family and friends celebrate with picnics and parties, where hearty and sometimes unhealthy food is offered at every turn. Don’t toss all of your hard-earned progress out the window just yet. You can still enjoy healthy BBQ recipes at your Labor Day party. Whether you’re hosting or bringing along a dish, your plate can be a hit without overwhelming guests with a belt-busting meal. Here are some Labor Day recipes that...

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    10 Heart-Healthy Superfoods

    Despite advances in modern medicine, 1 in 3 Americans is still affected by cardiovascular disease. Though the number of deaths linked to heart disease has decreased in recent years, it’s still the number-one killer of Americans. The good news is, studies show that up to 70% of heart disease cases are preventable with proper nutrition. Diet and exercise are directly correlated to a healthy heart. You can work to help prevent heart attacks, strokes and heart disease with these heart-healthy superfoods that should take front and center in your...

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    When Less is More: 10 Tips for Portion Control

    When it comes to shedding pounds and promoting a healthier life, most of us know that what we eat is important. But sometimes we forget that how much we eat is just as critical. Identifying a healthy portion can be tricky and takes practice. You might think portion control will leave you starving, but ‘portion control’ doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be eating tiny serving sizes of everything. Fill up on the good stuff and balance the rest! Here are some helpful tips for practicing healthy portion control in your everyday life. Measure...

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    Your Summer BBQ Menu Reimagined

    A cornerstone of the summer is the BBQ, where friends and family gather to indulge in burgers, hot dogs, cookies, pie and ice cream. Those temptations can quickly halt any progress you’ve made with your eating habits, but they aren’t your only options. Prepare these healthy summer recipes, and your party won’t miss a beat. Fruit-Infused Water It’s probably going to be hot, and you’ll need plenty of refreshments to keep your guests cool and hydrated. Lemonade and soda are common choices, but their high sugar content will contribute...

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    Buying Organic: When to Save and When to Splurge

    The organic food market is booming as more people try to incorporate this healthy alternative into their daily diets. Forty-five percent of Americans are seeking out organic food, and more than half of Americans ages 18-29 are trying to include organic food in their diets, according to a 2014 Gallup poll. And with good reason. Organic food can benefit your health and the environment by eliminating pesticides and limiting its contribution to climate change. But if it’s such an obvious choice, why aren’t more Americans buying organic? For many,...

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    Easy Meal Planning for Busy People

    Meal planning can seem like a daunting task, but the reality is planning ahead can be essential to achieving success on your weight-loss program. The key to success is identifying and implementing a meal-planning strategy that works best for you. Some people plan a month in advance and freeze neatly labeled containers of soups, stews and casseroles. Others choose to shop for their ingredients before each meal, opting for the freshest ingredients available. What works for one person may not work for another, but the goal is to find a personal...