by Toby Amidor in Diets & Weight Loss, Healthy Tips, May 18, 2011
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, May 17, 2011
- Even healthy foods need portion control; an ideal serving of protein is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards.
A new study found that a only a measly 9 percent of Americans can accurately track daily calories. That’s a shame, since statistics show people who track calories lose twice as much weight as those who don’t.
That’s because if you don’t track calories, you’re likely eating more than you think. My clients are always saying, “I don’t eat very much, so why am I gaining weight?” After some digging and investigating, they often find the calories are actually stacking up. Here are some reasons why, and how to kick these nasty habits.
5 ways to cut calories »
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, May 9, 2011
- Eggs and cheese: (nutritionally) better together.
Some foods just taste great together, like milk and cookies. But others pairs actually work together to help your body get the most nutrition bang for its buck. Here are 5 of the most powerful food combos.
Eat it together: 5 power food combos »
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, May 4, 2011
- Mint Julep Sorbet
In this new series, we’re exploring new ideas using our favorite herbs. Many folks buy or grow fresh herbs but aren’t sure what to do with them. Mint pairs well with spring veggies and sprouts up all over in the spring, so we picked this versatile herb for our first month.
What to do with mint »
by Toby Amidor in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, April 30, 2011
- Potato and Zucchini Frittata
Make an extra-special egg dish for breakfast or brunch that kids and adults will love. Once you get the hang of the basic recipe, you can use whatever ingredients are in season (or in your fridge.) It’s all about learning the simple technique — here’s how you do it the healthy way.
Frittata recipe essentials »
by Dana Angelo White in Diets & Weight Loss, Healthy Tips, April 27, 2011
- Celebrate one of our favorite food "holidays" with a homemade oatmeal cookie.
In honor of National Oatmeal Cookie Day (officially April 30!), we’re celebrating this classic cookie. There are so many reasons we love this delectable treat — here’s how it can be part of a healthy diet.
Our best oatmeal cookie recipes »
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, April 26, 2011
We gave you the lowdown on the best nutritional bets for cardio workouts. Up next: How to eat when you’re hitting up the weight room.
The best foods for strength training »
by Dana Angelo White in Ask the Experts, Healthy Tips, April 13, 2011
- Yogurt with added fiber? Not as good as the real sources.
We’re saying “healthy” because there’s a lot more to making nutritious choices than meets the eye. Lots of foods present themselves as healthy when they’re anything but. On the other hand, eating too much of some good-for-you foods can get you into trouble, too. We started off with an original list of 9, but there are plenty more foods to watch out for.
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, April 11, 2011
An all-around healthy diet is best for any exercise routine, but cardiovascular exercise requires a balance of special nutrients. If you get cardiovascular exercise regularly (and we all should) – here’s how to fuel up.
The best foods to fuel your workout »
by Toby Amidor in Food News, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, March 31, 2011
- One more reason pasta is so comforting: It helps raise mood-boosting serotonin levels.
Feeling a little down in the dumps? While it may not be able to cure all that ails you, what you eat can certainly affect how you feel. Make these 5 feel-good foods part of your regular routine.
Low-fat is out and healthy fat is in. Does that mean the era of low-fat cookies is over? Not necessarily. Find out which fats are now recommended and how low-fat foods can fit into a healthy diet.