Signs You Actually May Need to Lose Weight

Signs You Actually May Need to Lose Weight

1. It's just uncomfortable to exercise. Like it or not, physical activity is a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle. But if your weight holds you back, weight loss could make moving way more fun, which will ultimately help you stick to any fitness goal. 2. Your snoring could wake the dead,…


The Healthiest Halloween Candies

The Healthiest Halloween Candies

When you want peanut butter Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup vs. Butterfinger It’s Reese’s for the win. “They have almost one third of the calories, 19 grams fewer carbs, and about one third of the saturated fat of a Butterfinger,” says registered dietitian and Mom Dishes…


Factors All Top Diets Possess

Factors All Top Diets Possess

1. They Push Produce The usual recommendation to eat five servings of produce each day doesn’t cut it. We actually need seven to nine portions of fruit and vegetables a day, especially when dieting. Vegetables and fruit are fat-free and ultra low in calories. When you focus on adding produce…


The Top 10 Cities to Be Your Own Top Chef

The Top 10 Cities to Be Your Own Top Chef

How close do you come to being a master in the kitchen? America’s home cooks have increasing access to quality ingredients to serve up gourmet delicacies in the comfort of their kitchens, and real estate brokerage Redfin wanted to find the 10 best neighborhoods with these amenities. The…


Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Ingredients 2 cups frozen peas 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup sesame oil, divided 4 cups cubed pork loin 6 green onions, sliced 1 large carrot, cubed 2 cloves garlic, minced 20 ounces shredded cauliflower 6 tablespoons soy sauce 2 eggs, beaten Directions Stir peas and water together…


Greens with Cannellini Beans and Pancetta

Greens with Cannellini Beans and Pancetta

Ingredients 2 slices pancetta or bacon, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small red onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 bunch kale, roughly chopped 1 bunch beet greens, roughly chopped salt to taste 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained DIRECTIONS Microwave the…


Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

Until now, your hardest-working utensil was a soup spoon, used for shoveling Chinese take-out. Here, five multitasking items (under $30) to help you build a proper kitchen arsenal Three-tier oven rack: Like a bunk bed for your side dishes, this creates extra shelves for your oven. Bonus points if…


The Anatomy Of a Holiday Pig Out

The Anatomy Of a Holiday Pig Out

The good news is that it takes 3,500 excess calories to gain a pound — so you might escape from your holiday feast with little to show for it. The bad news is that at least 40 percent of the excess calories you've eaten probably come from fat. Fat is the most calorically dense (nine…


Coffee Ingredients

Coffee Ingredients

You might think you’re only taking your coffee with just a little milk, but if it's made with packaged ground coffee instead of freshly ground beans, it may contain some extra ingredients. Wheat, soybeans, brown sugar, rye, barley, corn, rice, black beans, acai seeds, cocoa seeds, sticks…


Nutrient Boosting Cooking Tips

Nutrient Boosting Cooking Tips

Eating a lot of veggies is great, but how you prep them really determines how healthy their benefits are. So before you make your next meal, follow these helpful tips from Ruth Frechman, M.A., R.D., author of The Food Is My Friend Diet. 1. After you mince garlic, let it sit out for 15 minutes.…


Nutritionists Picks At A Cocktail Party

Nutritionists Picks At A Cocktail Party

RE-PARTY. "I always have an afternoon snack [150 to 175 calories] so I don't show up to a party hungry." DIP STATION. "I skip the starches. Tortilla chips add up quickly. But I eat as much crudités as I'd like. If there isn't any, I find enough cherry tomato garnish to…


Charactersitics All Good Diets Have In Common

Charactersitics All Good Diets Have In Common

1. They tell you to take it slow ‘Good diets promote weight loss of no more than one to two pounds a week,’ says Nigel Penny, lecturer in Nutritional Science at Birmingham City University. ‘If you lose more than two pounds per week after the second week of dieting, it’s…


This New Utensil Helps You Eat Slower to Slim Down

This New Utensil Helps You Eat Slower to Slim Down

What it is: The Hapifork, $100 (hapi.com), has an electronic sensor that measures hand-to-mouth movements, then lets you know when you are eating too quickly. Why: A meal isn't a race, and eating more slowly gives our brains and bodies time to register food intake so we don't…


Best Brownie Recipe

Best Brownie Recipe

Brownies In the mood for some afternoon delight? This quickie brownie recipe is ready for you any day, any time. Ingredients: Olive oil cooking spray 2/3 cup mild honey, such as clover or orange blossom 1/3 cups natural, unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour 1/4 teaspoon…


Soby's Pork Tenderloin Dinner Recipe for Two

Soby's Pork Tenderloin Dinner Recipe for Two

Shopping List for the Pork:  1 pork tenderloin 7-9 slices Applewood smoked bacon Instructions for How to Prepare the Pork: 1. Rinse the pork under cold water and pat dry with paper towels and remove all visible fat and silver skin with a sharp boning knife. 2. Tear a piece of 18-inch wide…


Life Saving Green Wrap

Life Saving Green Wrap

As cofounder of the Earth Tu Face organic skincare line and the herbalist behind The Village Farm in Concord, California, Marina Storm's diet depends on what's growing in her garden or available at her local farmer's market. To stay healthy all year long (even between back-to-back…


Foods That Will Help You Lower Your Cholesterol

Foods That Will Help You Lower Your Cholesterol

There are several different foods that you can consume which will help lower your cholesterol levels, they will also stop the buildup of plaque in your arteries and reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Hummus Fiber, especially soluble fiber from beans, is linked with improved heart health.…


How To Substitute Eggs In Supermarket Diets

How To Substitute Eggs In Supermarket Diets

There are many people who dont like to consume eggs.  Many diets call for their usage.  Here is a A balanced meal should include protein, carbs, and fat to keep you feeling full. (Breakfast, for example, could include fruit for carbs; dairy for protein and calcium; and nuts for fat.) If…


Best Supplements Before, During, and After Your Workout

Best Supplements Before, During, and After Your Workout

When it comes to workout supplements, what you take may not be as important as when you take them. Pre-workout nutrition should focus on sustaining energy, increasing performance, and supporting the body’s ability to build muscle and burn fat. Supplements should be taken 30 minutes before…


Lazy Ways To Keep The Weight Off

Lazy Ways To Keep The Weight Off

Here are some habits to adopt that will help you keep the pounds off. Whenever you eat out, order small.  "Whether it be coffee, salads, soups, frozen yogurt," says Stephanie Middleberg, MS, RD, CDN of Middleberg Nutrition. "If you want to be small, order that way." Always start your dining…