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8 Healthy Snack Ideas for Your Holiday Menu

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The holidays are notorious for taking a toll on waistlines, sometimes unraveling all the progress made in the weeks and months prior. Between cookie exchanges, holiday parties and happy hours, the calories can really put a halt on weight loss efforts. Fortunately, a little planning can go a long way. Here are some healthy snack […]

5 Weekend Self-Care Activities to Support Your Health Goals

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Are weekends your nemesis when it comes to your health goals? Does your social calendar lead to one too many adult beverages, lengthy binge-watching sessions from the couch, or skipping your weekly trip to the grocery store? The problem is, the domino effect of those choices can leave you feeling behind and unprepared by the […]

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 […]