Tag Archives: menu planning

Healthy Real Food List

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Does the idea of meal planning make you want to order a pizza instead? You aren’t alone. Roughly 90% of Americans dislike cooking, and 45% outright hate it. Planning a menu can be a challenge, especially if the members of your household don’t share the same preferences or agree on what constitutes a good meal. […]

5 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight

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Almost 50% of Americans are actively trying to lose weight, yet overall success rates remain low—at around 20%. The good news is, you don’t have to lose a ton of weight to cash in on the health benefits. For example, losing just 5% of excess weight can reduce your risk for developing diabetes by a […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 140): Eating 5 (to 9) Fruits and Vegetables

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On day 140 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I focused on eating 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables throughout the day. It may sound daunting at first, but it’s not as difficult as you might think. Serving sizes have grown substantially in size over the years. Restaurants and food manufacturers are vying for […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 104): Planning a Menu

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On day 104 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored how planning a menu impacts my eating habits. I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve efficiency when it comes to recurring tasks like laundry, cleaning, running errands, cooking, and menu planning, but as much as I’ve learned to embrace these unavoidable chores, there are other things […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 53): Grocery Shopping

On day 53 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored grocery shopping as an act of self-care. Grocery shopping is a dreaded task for many people; I happen to be among the few that love it. Something about the process of selecting beautiful, healthy ingredients just puts me in a good mood. I even look forward […]