Healthy Information Archive

Slimming Tip: Eat at Home

Eat home-cooked meals at least five days a week. A Consumer Reports survey found this was a top habit of “successful losers.” Sound daunting? Cooking may be easier than you think. Shortcut foods can make for quick meals, such as pre-chopped lean beef for fajitas, washed lettuce, pre-cut veggies, canned beans, cooked chicken strips, ...Read More

Slimming Tip: More Veggies

Serve three vegetables with dinner tonight, instead of just one, and you’ll eat more without really trying. Greater variety tricks people into eating more food — and eating more fruits and vegetables is a great way to lose weight. The high fiber and water content fills you up with fewer calories. Cook ...Read More

Slimming Tip: Sleep More

Sleeping an extra hour a night could help a person drop 14 pounds in a year, according to a University of Michigan researcher who ran the numbers for a 2,500 calorie per day intake. His scenario shows that when sleep replaces idle activities — and the usual mindless snacking — you can ...Read More

Slimming Tip: Time Your Meals

Set a timer for 20 minutes and reinvent yourself as a slow eater. This is one of the top habits for slimming down without a complicated diet plan. Savor each bite and make it last until the bell chimes. Paced meals offer great pleasure from smaller portions and trigger the body’s fullness ...Read More

Nervous Nibbles

  Do you find yourself reaching for the cookie jar before a visit from the in-laws or a presentation at work? Sometimes food cravings are not triggered by hunger but by unpleasant emotions, including stress and anxiety. This is called emotional eating, and if you do it regularly, it’s likely to undermine ...Read More

All About Calories

I thought that this would be a good time to address a few common misconceptions about calories and what they mean to you. So lets start with figuring out what a calorie really is. A calorie is a measurement of energy. Like saying a gallon is a measurement of liquid. Basically, when food says ...Read More

Make-Ahead Casserole Shortcuts

Casserole Tips Most casseroles can be assembled, covered and refrigerated for several hours or up to the day before. This is especially helpful if you have an hour or so of free time before a day that you know you’ll be busy or coming home late.. You can freeze casseroles baked or ...Read More

Coffee

Coffee cravings may go beyond your typical food craving, thanks to the addictive powers of caffeine. You may feel you can’t fully wake up without your morning dose. Fortunately, coffee has very few calories — until you load it up with cream and sugary syrups. Large flavored lattes and mochas can have ...Read More

Nuts

  Whether at a bar or party, it’s easy to keep dipping your hand into the nut bowl, but all those handfuls add up. A cupful of roasted mixed nuts packs more than 800 calories. Better Bet: Stick to nuts with the shells on. Peeling them will slow you down. Related articles ...Read More

Pasta

  Pasta ranks among the top five favorite foods in many countries. The trouble is most people eat white pasta, which is made with refined flour. White pasta has only a fifth the fiber of whole-grain pasta, which means it may take more to fill you up. Pasta sauces can be diet-killers, ...Read More