Don’t Eat Your Stress: 10 Simple Stress-Relieving Techniques

The phone rings right when you come home from work. The dog needs walking, the kids are hungry, and what was it you were going to make for dinner? Twenty-first century life throws a lot at you and it’s easy to get caught up in a cycle of uncontrolled stress—a cycle that could have you reaching for the nearest snack, undoing all your hard work to reach your weigh loss goals.

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Find Your Favorites: Proteins

Protein is the building block of the human body and a crucial part of complete nutrition. Carbohydrates are easy to find or grab off the shelf, but protein-rich foods usually require a bit more preparation. If you struggle with fitting enough protein into your diet, try these on for size.

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Food Journaling 101: Write Your Way to Weight Loss

You may have heard the saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Well, here’s another saying for you: “The pen is mightier than the pounds.” What does that mean? It means, if you want to lose weight, one simple tool can help you reach your goal: keeping a food journal.

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Find Your Favorites: Vegetables

Vegetables range in taste from bitter to sweet, in texture from mushy to crisp, and in color from green to purple. With all that variety, it can be easy to get overwhelmed! Unless you’re the rare person who happily consumed your broccoli and peas as a child, chances are you struggle to include enough veggies in your diet. Vegetables get a bad rap, often because of our childhood experiences, but it really is possible to find vegetables that you not only tolerate, but that you actually like! 

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Habits That Help You Maintain Weight Loss

Congratulations! You just reached your weight loss goal. You should feel proud of yourself for sticking with your weight loss plan and making the necessary changes in your lifestyle that brought you this far. The work’s not over, though. Your commitment to a healthier lifestyle is just beginning. You’ve been learning about healthy eating and other lifestyle changes, and now is the time to commit to keeping up with those changes.

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5 Simple Steps to Get You Back on the Weight Loss Track

You’ve been diligently following your weight loss program, and you’re noticing results. You feel better, and your weight is dropping. But then one day you slip—maybe someone at work brings doughnuts and even though you know you shouldn’t, you eat one—or more. Maybe you find yourself in the pantry eating potato chips right out of the bag. Or maybe you simply find yourself eating more: even if what you eat is good, you can still eat too much of it. You’ve gotten off track—now what?

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Even If You’re Crazy Busy, You Can Still Lose Weight

No doubt about it – sticking to a healthier weight loss program will require a commitment of time. But where do you find that time? If you’re like most of us, you have a job that keeps you hopping (or sitting most of the day), an active family life and the daily stresses that happen in  our lives. You may wonder how (or even why) you’re going to add one more thing to your day.

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