Trimming your waistline and your carbon footprint

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Studies show that moderate exercise (walking) on a regular basis (20 minutes or more 4 to 5 times a week) is the best remedy for the middle age spread. So many people immediately think, “I am so busy, how do I fit it in?” One way of doing this would be to clean up your …

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Sugar Overload?

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It’s not quite Halloween, but grocery store shelves have been exploding with bags and bags of candy since the first day of school. Avoiding candy might be easy for you – but throughout our days we are constantly invited to add sweet treats. Starting with the sugar-laden morning drinks offered at your favorite cafe – or the …

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Healthy comfort foods

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It’s that time of year when the weather outside is less than inviting and you find yourself craving all those familiar dishes you shared with your family when you were growing up. Perhaps you’ve left many of them behind because they were loaded with carbohydrates and not as healthy as eating a salad… But still, …

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Nutrient Claims

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When you walk through the aisles of any supermarket you’ll see a lot of different packages carrying messages to tell you how wonderfully nutritious the food is inside of them. One of the most popular of these is the “sugar free” label. I am sure you’ve seen it on countless occasions – especially on foods …

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Tortoise tactics for 2012

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You know the old story of the tortoise and the hare – every new year I fancy myself the hare – come January 1, my life is destined for drastic change. Out go the sweets, the coffee, the alcoholic beverages, the wasteful purchases I made in the previous year and in comes the fruit smoothies, …

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10 Healthy Staples to Add After Spring Cleaning

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Get rid of products loaded with simple sugars and those that are loaded with high fructose corn syrup. These kinds of things are high in calories and wreak havoc on your digestive process making your body dependent on regular “sugar hits.” Replace these simple sugars with natural sweeteners like agave nectar, honey or brown rice …

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2010 in review

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2010. That’s about …

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It’s only once a year!

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This is the time of year that we crave some traditional foods associated with the holiday. Maybe it’s your grandmother’s famous stuffing recipe or the chicken and dumplings, or maybe the tamales, or perhaps it’s the cranberry sauce, or the pie or the Christmas cookies… There’s always a dish that just calls out to you …

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