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    New Healthy Products to Add Fiber and Gut Health

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Two hot nutrition topics are fiber and probiotics. Unfortunately, most of us don’t consume enough of either! Hectic schedules can make it difficult to eat adequate amounts of the right foods. Things can also get a little “irregular” … if…

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    What to Eat if You Have Prediabetes

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    You get a call from your doctor telling your sugar is a little high on your blood test. You don’t have diabetes but will need to watch it. You’re told to cut out sugar, bread and pasta. But now you…

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    Do Others Influence Your Restaurant Choices?

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    How many times have you gone to a restaurant with the best intentions but ended up with your hand in the bread basket as you ordered steak frite? Ever hear of the saying Monkey See Monkey Do? Well there’s a…

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Skinny Tips for Eating Out

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With the warm weather starting to emerge, every city girl is ready to sport her new summer dress, strappy sandals, and hit the town with her friends. Even throughout the year, friends always want to catch up over dinner or drinks. Unfortunately, being social and trying to stay slim and healthy doesn’t always come hand-in-hand. You should be able to go out with your friends and enjoy a night on the town without derailing all of your healthy efforts. Here are some smart, quick and easy tips to keep in mind while going out with friends. This post is written by Stefanie Pappas, nutrition student at Penn State. Read More



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What to Do When the Scale Stops Moving

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Most people who are trying to lose weight hit a plateau sooner or later. The way you handle this plateau will determine whether or not you will be successful in losing weight. The majority of people get frustrated and eventually go back to old habits.  When a weight loss plateau occurs, it can mean 2 things – you need to change something or you just need to be patient and the plateau will break. In order to be a “successful loser”,  you’ll need a strategy on how to deal with plateaus and push past them. Here are my top 10 tips on how to break a weight loss plateau. Read More

City Girl Bites: Healthy Bites

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Healthy and Delicious Summer Smoothies

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Nothing says summer like a refreshing smoothie on a hot summer day. Healthy, easy to make and portable, smoothies are ideal fuel anytime – for breakfast on-the-go, an afternoon or pre or... Read More
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Flax, Chia or Hemp Seeds – Which are Healthier?

Monday, June 30, 2014
First it was flax seeds, then chia and now hemp seeds! Everywhere you look these little seeds are being added to foods – from crackers, cereal and breads to energy bars and puddings. Not only are... Read More

4 Ways Magnesium Can Improve Your Health

Saturday, June 21, 2014
What nutrient keeps your bones strong, blood pressure normal, heart beating normally and can decrease risk of diabetes? Bet you didn’t think magnesium was the answer. Magnesium does a lot more than... Read More
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20 Ways to Increase Intake of Fruits and Veggies

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
How many servings of fruits and veggies did you eat yesterday? Chances are that it wasn’t 5 servings! Today is Eat Your Vegetables Day so I thought this was a good time to talk about how our diets... Read More
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How 2 Minutes of Exercise Decreases Risk of Diabetes

Thursday, May 29, 2014
What’s your excuse for not exercising? “No time” I bet.  Forget that excuse! Two recent studies show that exercising as little as 2 minutes a week can significantly improve your health,... Read More

5 Nutrition Tips for Women on Mother’s Day

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Whether you’re a mother or not, most of the women I know have hectic schedules and don’t take enough time for themselves. Family and work obligations often come first. Who has time to plan... Read More
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How to Protect Yourself from a Food Pusher

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
We all know how hard it can be to stick to a healthy eating routine. It doesn’t matter whether you are trying to lose weight, cut back on carbs or just eat healthier. Some days you feel disciplined... Read More

100 Healthy Lunches on the Run Free Download

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Getting bored with the same old lunch? Finding healthy lunch choices that taste good, are healthy and aren't loaded with calories and fat seems  impossible. Many of the options out there can... Read More
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Healthy Lunches at Hale and Hearty

Monday, March 3, 2014
What are you having for lunch these days? I bet your usual salad isn't so appealing when it's 25 degrees out! Like most of you, I eat lunch "on the run" and am always looking for something that's... Read More
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Getting a Snow Belly? Tips to Avoid Winter Weight Gain

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Another snow storm is predicted this week! When will it end? This weather is making me cranky and unmotivated. Bad weather tends to mean more staying at home, indulging in comfort food, watching... Read More