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We have had a few chilly days here in Raleigh. Overall, this winter has been very mild compared to others, but still…. a cold day is a cold day. And what comforts us on a cold day? Soup! Soup is my go-to as soon as the temperatures start to dip. The possibilities are endless; hearty chili,… Continue reading »

Your friend’s going gluten free, your sister’s eating paleo, your coworker is declaring no more carbs. How could you not feel overwhelmed with all the diet claims out there? How do you determine if one of these eating plans, or any other, is a healthy option for you? In our free webinar, Dr. Carolyn Dunn… Continue reading »

We, as a family, have cut down on our consumption of rice (both brown and white rice) for reduce our intake of starch. So instead we have been eating quinoa with Indian curries. Most curries go very well with white quinoa. I had an old batch of black quinoa which has slightly harder /coarse texture… Continue reading »

Is there anything better than toasted bread? Toast in the morning, toast at dinner, toast most anytime for me, a true toast lover. How do you get your toast fix and still stay true to your Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less lifestyle? Here is a simple two-step process for having your toast and eating… Continue reading »

A new YOU is within reach! A fresh start at eating smart and moving more. A chance to make your health a priority. We are here to help. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is a 15-week online weight management program. Classes are taught in real-time with a live instructor. Morning, lunch, and evening times … Continue reading »

I had a fitness tracker for about a year-and-a-half. It seemed like the niftiest thing ever. Not only was I able to track my daily step count, and the quality and quantity of my sleep, but I eventually learned how to pair it with my food tracker and could get a grade on my daily… Continue reading »

Write down what you eat. This is a simple but very powerful step in being more mindful of the food choices that you make every day. You can use old fashioned paper and pencil or track using applications such as My Fitness Pal or Lose it (my favorite). The holidays are a great time to… Continue reading »

One of the TV shows that my family all enjoys watching together is a show called Chopped on the Food Network.  If you have never seen it before, they start out with 4 chefs and each chef gets a basket full of mystery ingredients.  There is an appetizer, entrée and dessert round and one chef… Continue reading »

One of the best things about colder weather is all the wonderful Winter vegetables. Butternut squash, acorn squash, sweet potatoes; they are beautiful and delicious. Here is a really quick and easy recipe that has a bit of heat to warm up your cold nights. 6 cups of any Winter vegetables, cubed – my favorite… Continue reading »

Lunch has always been my favorite meal.  Well, I guess it might be breakfast, since breakfast I haven’t broken any promises yet or gotten behind on anything, or realized there is no way I’ll get everything done on my Do List.  But, while breakfast may be the best meal in terms of the day being… Continue reading »