August 2019

chicken and vegetables

Calorie Shifting

When you follow a particular diet program, say, a low-calorie diet, your body will adjust itself to that diet. With low-calorie foods, since you don’t consume too many calories, your body doesn’t need to increase its metabolic rate since it has only a few calories to burn off! Once your body gets accustomed to low-calorie […]

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red and yellow peppers

Top Ten Power Packed Foods

What is the secret to a long and healthy life? It is in the food that we eat. As you well know, all foods are not created equal. Choosing and eating the right foods may help increase your life expectancy as well as the quality of your life. Here are ten of the top power […]

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bowl of strawberries

40 Quick Healthy Snacks You Can Pack In a Lunch Box

Low-fat Yogurt with a bit of granola on top. Whole-wheat pretzels (you can dip them in spicy mustard if desired). Rice cakes – Spread with natural peanut butter and top with banana slices or raisins. Whole wheat cheese sandwich – Cut it in half for a smaller snack. Turkey and cheese wrap made with a […]

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walking on your lunchbreak

Fit and Healthy on Your Lunch Break

What do you do on your lunch break each day? Do you go out to a diner or restaurant with colleagues and friends, sit at your desk and work through lunch, or do you hang out and gossip in the break room? Are you also the person who is constantly complaining that you would exercise, […]

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apple and banana

Five Snacks Containing 100 Calories or Less

Snacking is an area that makes or breaks many people’s fat loss success. This article lists five healthy and natural snacks which contain 100 calories or less replacing calorie rich, processed snacks. 1. Small Banana = 90 Calories A small banana is an excellent replacement for chocolate bars and is filling, sweet and satisfying. In […]

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running with your dog

Running With Your Dog

There are many benefits for both of you when you go running with your dog. Your four-footed friend has a job to do – stay beside you or pull you along if you start lagging behind. He’s also getting worn out so he’ll take a nice long nap later instead of getting into mischief. Plus […]

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beef short ribs recipe

Instant Pot® Beef Short Ribs

Prep time: 20 minutes Active cook time: 60-65 minutes (+ time to come to pressure) Natural release: 10 minutes Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 3½ – 4 lbs. beef short ribs Sea salt and black pepper, to taste 2-3 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 large carrots, sliced into chunks 3-4 […]

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cup of green tea

The Health Benefits of Green Tea

Over the last few years, green tea has been touted as a miracle cure for almost every modern health ailment going. It’s been associated with cancer prevention, a lower heart disease risk, reduced blood pressure and it’s even been linked with weight loss.  This article takes a more detailed look at the main health benefits […]

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