Monday Meals: Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Bowl

The Mediterranean diet is consistently judged to be the healthiest way to eat, for heart health, reducing inflammation and weight loss or maintenance. This way of eating includes plenty of vegetables and fruits, olive oil, fish, whole grains, beans and legumes, seeds and nuts, limited amounts of red meat and …

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5 Myths About Why You’re Not Losing Weight

5 Myths About Why You’re Not Losing Weight

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than a third of adults in the United States — 35.1% — are obese. And if you aren’t obese, defined by the CDC in adults as having a BMI of 30 or higher, chances are you’re at least overweight, as 70% of …

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Turmeric: Miracle Spice or Herbal Myth?

All of a sudden, this yellow stuff is everywhere. It’s being stirred into your smoothies and heaped into products at your favorite health-food store. It’s in every hot recipe from curries to cocktails. But this herb is certainly not new. So what’s the deal with turmeric as a health trend? Turmeric (also known …

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7 Simple Ways Women Can Fight the Middle-Aged Spread

Are your jeans fitting a little tighter? Have you noticed more flesh hanging over the belt-line? If so, you may be suffering from what is often called the “middle-age spread.” And no, it’s not all your fault. There are definite changes that occur at middle age that compel the body …

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Monday Meals: Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Seldom does a meatball recipe promise so much; healthy, delicious, easy, make-ahead and a surprise inside! This recipe for Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan Meatballs from Eating Well will serve you well as a family dinner favorite or a hearty, hot hors d’oeuvres all-star. The preparation is minimal, but does include one secret step …

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7 Reasons Women Need to Get Their Vitamin D Levels Checked…Now!

Originally posted: May 24, 2015 Are you getting enough vitamin D? If you’re like most women in the U.S., you may not be. We’re supposed to get our daily supply of this important nutrient from the sun and from food, but according to recent studies, many of us are falling short. …

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Monday Meals: Healthy Instant Pot Meals

Have you jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon? The combination slow cooker/pressure cooker has legions of fans who credit it with getting homemade meals on the table fast. Pressure cookers have been around for a long time, but this multi-cooker has captured the hearts of modern home cooks in a …

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Monday Meals: 20 Minute Black Bean Burgers

If you are looking for a quick and delicious way to pack lots of veggies and fiber into a meal consider the fresh-but-familiar black bean burger. Some vegitarian burger recipes are more complicated than a 5 course meal, but 20-Minute Black Bean Burgers from Cooking Light are truly a healthy …

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How to Prepare for the Emotional Effects of Weight Loss Surgery

Weight-loss surgery has a lot of benefits for obese women. Studies have shown that for the majority of patients, it results in significant and lasting weight loss, and helps lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. (See our previous post, “Weight-Loss Surgery: What Women Need to …

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Weight-Loss Surgery: What Women Need to Know

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of American adults are obese, which means that they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) states that about 40 percent of …

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