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While black coffee is low in calories, making it tastier with cream and sugar can make it tricky to fit into your weight loss plan. Adding regular cream can quickly multiply the amount of calories and fat to your morning- or afternoon- drink. This is even before adding the flavored syrups and sugar! We’ll take… Continue reading »

The frozen meal section of a grocery store can be a bit overwhelming with all the different choices. Especially when trying to choose a healthy option! The Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less team has started this new blog series to help you navigate the frozen aisle by rating our favorite (and least favorite) frozen meals we… Continue reading »

Google green smoothie and you will find multiple recipes for this green concoction. Green smoothies are a blend of fruits and vegetables with a heavy dose of green leafy vegetables usually kale or Swiss chard. My favorite recipe is 1 pear, 1 cucumber, 1/8 of a fresh pineapple and 2 cups of raw kale. Other… Continue reading »

We are super proud to have guest blogger and Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant, Caroline, share her weight loss journey and how packing a lunch helps her get through the day: “When I began the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program I had just come out of a very stressful job situation… Continue reading »

My name is Sara Morris, and I have a problem…with portion control. And with excessive love of popcorn. Yes, popcorn is a whole grain, so it can be part of a healthy diet and enjoyed in moderation. Oh those two little words get me every time! Here is the issue: popcorn is SO delicious. Just… Continue reading »

January brings out the best of the diet craziness. We come back from the holiday coma with tight pants and the wish to make it go away and make it go away now. The holiday hangover sends many to Google to see how in a quick hurry, months, year, or even a lifetime of unhealthy… Continue reading »

Now that fall is here to stay, time to break out the soup recipes. Soup is a great way to keep calories in check. Stick with broth soups that have lots of vegetables and/or beans for lower-calorie choices. Here is one of my go-to recipes for really good black bean soup. It uses canned beans… Continue reading »

Are you ready for some football (food)?? It’s tailgating season again – I mean football season – so let the celebrations begin without losing sight of your weight loss efforts! Try these helpful tips whether you’re out at the stadium or hosting fans at your home. Eat a small nutritious snack before you arrive at… Continue reading »

I’m a little bit of a pumpkin fan. And by “little bit” I mean pumpkins on my doorstep, pumpkin spice candle burning, pumpkin bread in the oven, and Starbucks pumpkin spice latte in my hand – that kind of fan. This year I wanted to try something different than the usual pumpkin bread, so I… Continue reading »

One of the recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is to reduce consumption of added sugar. If you are drinking a sugar-sweetened beverage or eating candy, you probably already know that they are loaded with added sugar. However, how do you tell in other products such as yogurt or canned fruit? Sure you… Continue reading »