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Do you love sharing a fancy charcuterie plate with friends or having a hot dog with all the fixin’s while you watch the game? If yes, you’re not alone. The question is, how healthy are they for us, really? Here’s the 101 on cured and processed meats.

Did you know that when it comes to eating, how is nearly as important as what? Mindful eating means paying attention to the way food affects your senses (sight, taste, smell, texture), how it makes you feel physically and emotionally and any thoughts that arise. It’s all about[...]

Eating with the seasons means enjoying the freshest produce possible. This translates to more flavor and nutrient density (e.g. the most vitamins, minerals, disease-fighting antioxidants and other beneficial phytonutrients for the fewest calories). Because they’re more abundant,[...]

Research tells us we are most definitely what we eat. And while it’s true that eating healthy, balanced meals will help keep our blood sugars in check and ward off extra weight, it will also help us manage our moods.

So, you’ve committed to a healthy diet and things are going swimmingly so far. (Yassss!) You’re feeling good–more energetic. Maybe you’ve even dropped a few pounds. Then your friends invite you to meet them at your local pizza place for slices and beer. Now what?

If you’re trying to lose a few extra pounds, or simply want to maintain a healthy weight, it’s smart to start your day with a high-protein breakfast. This one small-but-mighty decision can help you eat 25% less at lunch, consume 400 fewer calories throughout the day and stay on[...]

Whether you’re a Thanksgiving traditionalist who serves up turkey and all the fixins’ or a culinary rebel who opts for less predictable holiday dishes, we’ve got some healthy inspiration headed your way. Nine of our coaches shared some of their favorite Thanksgiving recipes.[...]

Planning your meals in advance each week is a great way to keep your nutrition on track. And what better way to stay organized than making a healthy shopping list? This easy exercise is pretty much guaranteed to save you time, money and even guilt (by avoiding those pesky[...]

Sure, sugar tastes good. And it can make us temporarily feel good too (from the endorphins  they trigger in our brain that calm and relax us). Because of these brain chemicals, simply white-knuckling your sugar cravings isn't likely to work, and other strategies are in order. It[...]

Have you ever eaten one (or three) too many bites of something and were left feeling stuffed? (Yep, us too.) This usually happens when you’re distracted and eating for reasons other than hunger. It’s easy to fall out of touch with your natural hunger and satiety cues, which help[...]

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