How to build a Healthy Salad

Did you know that the Bruschet­ta Chick­en sal­ad at Applebee’s has more calo­ries than a siz­zling steak and cheese? The sal­ad has an unbe­liev­able 1110 calo­ries and the steak and cheese “only” 1000 calo­ries.  To avoid adding loads of unwant­ed calo­ries on a seem­ing­ly inno­cent sal­ad, make your own by fol­low­ing  these sim­ple guide­lines. 1. Start with a vari­ety of leafy...
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How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

It’s the hol­i­day sea­son! A sea­son for cheer, joy, fam­i­ly… but also regret! Regret for help­ing your­self to an extra por­tion of turkey, or cake, or ice-cream and the extra pounds asso­ci­at­ed with that. And this is exac­er­bat­ed by the fact that it’s not just one hol­i­day, it’s three! First Thanks­giv­ing, then Christ­mas, then New Year’s! This hol­i­day sea­son, plan ahead and get...
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Discover the Grilled Vegetable

Think out­side the box this 4th of July and instead of hav­ing the same olé’ coleslaw or pota­to sal­ad, exper­i­ment with your favorite veg­eta­bles.  Grilling brings out the nat­ur­al sug­ars of veg­eta­bles which caus­es them to caramelize and add a sweet and smoky fla­vor. Which veg­eta­bles are great for the grill? The pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less.  I’m list­ing a few of my...
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Back to Basics, Weight Loss Tips

I was recent­ly asked by Every­day Food Mag­a­zine to write about the “Tried and True” weight loss tips; no gim­micks, no fads, only the basics!   In oth­er words, what real­ly works when it comes to shed­ding pounds?  It seems like such a sim­ple ques­tion, right? Yet with the weight loss indus­try being a bil­lion dol­lar busi­ness and fad diets a nev­er-end­ing trend, the...
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Skinny Valentine’s Chocolate Treats

What’s Valentine’s Day with­out choco­late?! Thank good­ness it’s also good for you.  This deli­cious treat is packed with flavonoids, which have been shown to reduce your risk for heart dis­ease.   But be aware, this does not apply to any olé’ choco­late.  Make sure you buy good qual­i­ty dark choco­late, which con­tains the most antiox­i­dants. Here some easy treats for you and...
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