Snacking

Nuts: A Heart-Healthy Snack

When it comes to foods that can help prevent heart disease, nuts definitely make the list. Here are three reasons nuts are a heart-healthy snack: * Nuts contain primarily healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats, which help reduce cholesterol levels. * Nuts are an excellent source of vitamin E, which prevents…

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10 Healthy Snacks You Won't See Advertised on TV

…followed by a commercial for a high-calorie, fat-laden snack. Those packaged products are cheap to make and sell—and the companies that make them don’t care what they’re doing to your waistline or your health. Here are 10 better snacks to keep on hand that will improve your health: 1. Unsweetened…

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Natural Appetite Suppressants

…that the body burns fat and by curbing appetite. The easiest one to incorporate into your diet is caffeine. When you feel the need to reach for a snack, drink a cup of coffee instead—it often takes the edge off of hunger. If you aren’t a coffee fan, another safe and effective option is green tea…

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What Dr. Oz Didn’t Tell You About Saffron and Snacking

…70% of those taking Satiereal reported feeling less hungry and having a reduced urge to snack between meals. But these things kicked in over a period of weeks, not days. What’s the bottom line for you? If snacking is an issue for you, as it is for many people, I absolutely encourage you to take Satiereal…

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Snack Your Way to Thin

…lose weight. Notice I said “smart” snacking. The types of foods you chose can make or break your diet. To help take the guesswork out of healthy snacking, I’ve put together a list of some of my favorites. Bon appétit! * Almonds. Nuts are one of the best snack foods around, and almonds top the list…

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6 Sensible Snacking Tips

…ways to gain weight. While sensible snacking can actually aid in your weight loss efforts, eating unhealthy foods between meals can have disastrous effects. Before you reach for that mid-afternoon snack, consider these sensible snacking tips. Sensible Snacking Tip #1: Eat Smaller Meals, More Frequently…

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Could Quitting Smoking Cause You to Develop Type 2 Diabetes?

…who quit smoking often replace one bad habit with another—namely, snacking. When the desire for a cigarette strikes, I recommend taking 500–1,000 mg of buffered vitamin C which can take the edge off intense cravings. My Snack Stopper formula can also help. Another way to stop yourself from eating…

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…The biggest health benefits are found in chocolate bars that are 70% cocoa—so go ahead and enjoy it, in moderation. 2. Nuts are one of the best snack foods around, and almonds top the list when it comes to health benefits. When hunger strikes, eat ¼ cup of these raw or dry roasted, unsalted nuts…

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8 Secrets the Weight Loss Industry Won’t Give You

…the recommended 30+ grams of fiber per day is to make plant foods the mainstay of your diet. Start your day with a bowl of bran cereal (8 grams). Snack on an apple (3.5 grams). Have a spinach salad (4 grams) and whole wheat bread (2 grams) for lunch. Eat a half cup of beans (6-8 grams) at dinner. 8…

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Healthy Diet Meal Plans Made Simple

…and other vegetables, with a low calorie, reduced-fat salad dressing) * 4 ounces lean protein such as chicken breast, turkey, or tofu Mid-Afternoon Snack: * Zesty cottage cheese (¼ cup reduced-fat cottage cheese with ¼ cup salsa) Dinner: * 4 ounces broiled salmon * Roasted vegetables (zucchini, squash…

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4 Tips for Healthier Summer Travel

…vitamin B1 to your summertime plans. * Raise the Bar on Your Snacks. Long car and plane rides, hikes, and the like often warrant a bit of refueling between meals. Don’t turn to chips, candy, and other unhealthy snacks. Instead pack healthy snack bars made with whey or soy protein, fresh fruit, vegetables…

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Health Benefits of Fiber Include Weight Loss

…drops in blood sugar levels that leave you feeling tired and hungry. A fiber-rich lunch can also help you resist that sugary or starchy mid-afternoon snack. If you grab an apple instead, chances are you’ll eat less at dinner, too. Taking Advantage of the Health Benefits of Fiber The simplest way to ensure…

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Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

…with breakfast. (At the Whitaker Wellness Institute, this is the only “juice” that you’ll find on the tables.) * Eat an apple or a pear for a snack or before a meal to help fill you up so you’ll eat less. * Instead of a sandwich at lunch, have a salad with lots of colorful veggies. If you must…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

…overboard—and eat it in place of, rather than in addition to, other foods or snacks. Now it’s your turn: Are you giving, or hoping to receive, chocolate on Valentine’s Day? You May Also Be Interested In: * Defy Aging with Resveratrol * Snack Your Way to Thin

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Healthy Tips for Dining Out

…at your favorite restaurant. Here are a few healthy tips for dining out. * Don’t go into a restaurant when you are starving. Try eating a small snack beforehand to take the edge off. * Drink a full glass of water before you eat your meal. Studies show that this simple step helps you feel full so you…

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Dietary Sugar Intake: How to Manage It

…of our excess sugar intake comes from beverages and processed foods. So the next time you have a hankering for a soda or some convenience food or snack, think again. And don’t believe that HFCS-free products sweetened with “natural” sugars or fruit concentrates—or pure, concentrated fruit juice…

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Healthy Diet Plan: Proper Serving Sizes

…recipes as well. Just because you stick to the proper serving sizes doesn’t mean that you have to waste food. Leftovers make for great healthy snacks or, depending on the amount of food, another meal entirely. Here are a few other guidelines for proper portion sizes that you should follow. These…

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You Need More Than Calcium for Healthy Bones

…caffeine-containing drinks, which promote calcium excretion and hamper healthy bone formation. * Stay away from the refined sugars found in so many snacks and packaged foods, since they also promote calcium excretion. * Avoid the soft drink triple whammy! Americans guzzle soft drinks by the gallon, but…

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10 Tips for Healthy Weight Loss

…to lose weight. * Avoid bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and other starches. * Eliminate desserts and other sugars. * Eat protein with every meal and snack. * Select lean protein sources such as chicken, turkey, fish, and tofu. * Focus on fiber-rich, colorful vegetables and fruits. * Eat a large salad with…

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