You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol It is a soft, waxy substance that is found not only in your bloodstream,…

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WHY is sugar is so addicting? Well – because sugar stimulate the brain the same way that drugs do. That’s why most people have trouble resisting ice cream, cookies, pasta, candies and other foods containing sugar and processed carbs. The more you eat them – the more you crave them! Curbing your sugar cravings may…

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Source: Amie Valpone

This careful recipe, adopted from Amie Valpone – The Healthy Apple,  is tasty, and it’s filled with plenty of antioxidants and healthy fats. Enjoy! Serves: 4 Ready in: 15 minutes· 1 large butternut squash· 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil· Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste· 2 cups finely chopped Swiss chard· 2 cups…

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How to Read the Nutrition Facts Label? Here’s my four-step crash course on how to read food labels so that you can differentiate between mislabeled junk and truly healthy foods. Step 1: Serving Size The absolute most important part of the Nutrition Facts table is to note the serving size. Manufacturers often strategically choose the…

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Are you planing a BBQ celebration? Whether you’re hosting your own feast or contributing to a potluck party, I have got a few ideas that will slim down the festivities while still making your tummy and taste buds happy. From lean shrimp skewers to a skinny sangria, check out these tasty fun weekend recipes! Lemon…

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Multivitamins are exactly what they sound like: multiple vitamins. They’re supplements that contain several different vitamins in each one. They can also contain several minerals and other ingredients like amino acids or fatty acids. And because there are multiple ingredients, there are low doses of each ingredient. In fact, they are the most commonly used…

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You’ve heard time and again that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and if you skip breakfast, you’ll gain weight. BUT, what if you wake up in the morning, and you are just not hungry? THE ANSWER:  Listen to your hunger and satiety signals! Don’t eat simply because it’s 7 a.m. Eat…

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Zucchini fritters are a great use for leftover zucchini, and can be served with eggs at breakfast or with yogurt dill dip for a side dish. Ingredients 2 Zucchini’s – grated 1/2 cup shredded cheddar (OR VEGAN, DAIRY FREE CHEESE) 1/4 cup shredded carrots 1 egg 1/4 cup coconut or almond flour 2 tbs chives…

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Smoothies are great for breakfast, and this Raspberries Lemon Smoothie features a healthy blend of cauliflower, refreshing lemon, Vegan protein powder and high protein hemp seeds that makes it perfect for your first meal of the day. It’s healthy, refreshing, and perfect for the summertime! 1 cup Frozen Cauliflower1 cup Frozen Raspberries 1 Lemon (juiced)…

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These Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs are a quick and easy dinner when you are looking for a great summer meal. It’s a great way to fit veggies into a meal plan in a fun way. Ingredients 1 Lemon (juiced) 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar 1 tbsp Oregano (dried) 4 cloves garlic — minced 4 tbsps Extra…

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