Mexican Lettuce Wraps


What’s for dinner? Sometimes I really want Mexican, but hesitate at thought of going to the local Mexican restaurant for dinner—chips and salsa to start, along with a Margarita, then tortillas, cheese and meat—and my diet is derailed. However, I have an easy plan for Mexican at home to keep you on track whenever the […]

The Truth Behind Weight Loss Ads

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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 […]

5 Dinner Power Combos for Youth & Vitality


It’s the question we ask ourselves almost every day: What’s for dinner? Entwined in this daily dialogue is wondering whether we’ll need to dash into the grocery store on the way home from work. The next time we make one of those supermarket pit stops, Dr. Eudene Harry, author of “Live Younger in 8 Simple […]

13 Tips for Smart Health-Food Shopping


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 […]

5 Strategies to Curb Thoughtless Eating

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TOPS Offers Tips to Curb Thoughtless Eating It’s a common scenario that many people often find themselves in: eating and overeating without rhyme or reason. Perhaps you always seem to feel hungry or eat “just because.” TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, explains the triggers that cause these behaviors […]

10 under-appreciated super foods

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Do you know what’s in your fridge?  There are actually many ordinary foods in there that have extraordinary nutritional value; we call them super foods. Whether it’s a vegetable or seed, these foods can add flavor and health benefits to any meal or snack. Beans Beans (also known as legumes), including kidney, black, white and red […]

Simple Changes Can Boost Your Health

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(StatePoint) Feeling a little off? Regardless of your age or fitness level, there are steps you can take every day to feel and perform your best. “Many Americans ignore their pain and fatigue,” says Dr. Keith Overland, president of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). “But just like world-class athletes who constantly search for ways to […]

California Chicken Wrap

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California Chicken Wrap Serves: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes 3          tablespoons Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil 4          6-inch fajita size whole wheat flour tortillas 12        ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled and sliced 1          medium avocado, peeled and sliced 1          red bell pepper, sliced 1/4       […]

5 Easy Ways to Kick the Sugar Habit


Sugar is the most frequently bought food on the grocery store shelves. It’s also one of the most dangerous substances on the face of the earth. Sugar is toxic, fattening, and addictive. But how do you kick the sugar habit? People are addicted to sugar and don’t even know it.  They don’t think they eat […]

10 Tips for setting realistic fitness goals


Did you know there are several studies that claim it takes 21 days to form a habit? This reason alone is why most people traditionally abandon their fitness initiatives within one month of beginning a new diet or exercise plan. In my over 10 years as a health and fitness professional, I have seen many […]

This New Year, Resolve to Eat Smarter


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 […]

Drink to Your Health


(Family Features) Getting fit and losing weight are two of the most common goals people set for themselves each year. Between gym memberships, the latest diet trends and miracle-promising supplements, billions of dollars get spent each year on achieving fitness goals. But what if one of the simplest things you could do for yourself wasn’t […]