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The Truth Behind Weight Loss Ads

April 23, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Summer is just around the corner, and so are the endless advertisements for weight loss.  Common sense will tell you that cutting down on your caloric intake and exercising are your best bets for shedding those extra pounds.  But just in case, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) provides some helpful information and tips on what [...]

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13 Tips for Smart Health-Food Shopping

January 26, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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By now you know which foods are healthy and which are not. Fruits and veggies should be snack staples, while Doritos and Red Bull really shouldn’t be part of your daily intake. Though you have a handle on where and what to buy, your new year’s resolution to eat healthier seemingly conflicts with your other [...]

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Ten Underappreciated ‘Super Foods’

September 25, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Do you know what’s in your fridge?  Believe it or not, there are many ordinary foods in there that have extraordinary nutritional value.  Whether it’s a vegetable or seed, these foods can add flavor and health benefits to any meal or snack.  TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, examines [...]

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Omega-3s and Heart Health: What you should know

March 3, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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With heart disease the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s time to listen to your heart and get the right kinds of fats into your daily diet. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends consuming polyunsaturated fats, specifically omega-3 fatty acids, for heart health. But [...]

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This New Year, Resolve to Eat Smarter

January 27, 2012 by Kristin Girard  
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Chances are, you’re probably one of the millions of Americans whose list of New Year’s resolutions include “Lose weight” or “Eat healthier.” How about “Eat smarter”? If you’re interested in a diet that is not only one of the most renowned and time-tested approaches to being healthier and losing weight, but is also instrumental for [...]

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5 Holiday Tips to Keep Your Waistline

December 20, 2011 by Fayette Woman  
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Five tricks for celebrating the holidays with smart and satisfying choices (ARA) – Celebrating with friends and family over the holidays can lead to one too many glasses of eggnog and slices of pumpkin pie. But just because the holidays include decadent indulgences, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the celebrations and treats you [...]

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Figure Out Fiber

March 3, 2011 by Fayette Woman  
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For years, any weight-loss aficionado could easily tell you the best sources of dietary fiber: whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. But in today’s environment, things have changed. Grocery store shelves have become crowded with traditionally low-fiber foods that are now packed with fiber, like candy, ice cream, and artificial sweeteners. According to TOPS Club, [...]

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Phenomenal Fayette Women share favorite lo-cal recipes

January 10, 2011 by Joyce Beverly  
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Our group of 10 ladies shared many recipes and menu ideas while participating in World Gym’s “I Lost It At The Club” last fall. Here are a few samples. Chicken Tortilla Stew 2 lbs. boneless, skinless turkey or chicken breast, cubed 32 oz. fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 c. green bell pepper, diced (about 1 [...]

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Holiday Meals for Homebound Seniors

December 19, 2010 by Todd  
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Good nutrition is essential to anyone’s well-being, yet for many seniors who live on a limited source of income, maintaining a healthy diet is a challenge. Many also suffer from health conditions that make preparing a hot, nutritious meal difficult. For more than 30 years, Fayette Senior Services Meals On Wheels program has ensured that [...]

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Mission: Healthy Meals for Schoolchildren

December 19, 2010 by Jill Prouty  
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With childhood obesity becoming an epidemic in this country, a professor at Georgia State University has linked overweight children with federal school nutrition programs. Research published in the Summer 2010 edition of The Journal of Human Resources by Associate Professor Rusty Tchernis (“School Nutrition Programs and the Incidence of Childhood Obesity”) reveals that children who [...]

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Carbs are the enemy and seven other fitness myths

September 6, 2010 by Dawn Davis  
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Unfortunately, too many of the common beliefs about weight loss are actually misconceptions that may undermine your weight loss efforts. Myth #1: Carbs are the Enemy Experts suggest that carbohydrates play a starring role in keep you energized and your organs functioning properly. The carb bad rap should rest squarely on the shoulders of “white [...]

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Piedmont Fayette hosts cooking with herbs demo March 4

February 25, 2010 by Fayette Woman  
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Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital (PFH) is promoting health and well-being for breast cancer survivors with a cooking demonstration titled “Cooking with Herbs” on Thursday, March 4, from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. in the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Dining Conference Room. Registration is required by calling 404-425-7944. Whether you will be planting them or buying [...]

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