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"Should I start a low-carb diet or low-fat diet?"This is a question I get asked a lot, from people seeking to become healthier and trying to lose weight. To be honest, it's a difficult question to answer because both are beneficial depending on...

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The holidays are fast approaching. What a perfect time to come up with a solid plan to navigate the season to “maintain, don’t gain!”  The average adult gains between 5-7 pounds in between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Here are a few ideas that you...

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It’s common knowledge that healthy eating benefits your overall health. Maintaining or losing weight through diet; getting enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains; and avoiding unhealthy fats and sugary foods are examples of how food can...

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and as a leading community-based organization dedicated to improving health, the Gateway Region YMCA offers the following tips to help families incorporate healthy eating and regular...

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Intermittent fasting is a pattern of eating - not a diet - where you eat in a certain time window and fast for the remaining time. This pattern does not change what you eat (healthy foods encouraged), only WHEN you eat, thus not making it just...

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February is American Heart Month! Our heart is responsible for just about everything that gives our body life, so needless to say – it’s a precious organ we need to care for on a daily basis! Here are 10 ways that you and your family can stay...

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Note: In this article, the pros and cons of several different popular diets are discussed. I am not a dietician, medical professional, nor do I claim to be. This article is for entertainment purposes only. The opinions expressed are my own, and do...

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Every year, I am invited to several of holiday parties.  I love going.  I love the tradition, laughter, fun, and memories shared between party goers.  And I love the eating of favorite holiday foods.  I always offer to bring something to share,...

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You’re on a roll, baby; NOTHING can stop you now!  Back-to-back weeks of sticking to your plan. Not that there hasn’t been temptation, but you’re super proud of yourself control and ability to stick to your goals. You’ve passed up the birthday...

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