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Need fresh ideas to get you started? Find resources – calculators, planning aids, guides, and charts – below to help you on your way to better health! Extra Support on Social Media Facebook Private Facebook Group for Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Participants Pinterest Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Calculators & Quizzes Body Mass Index (BMI)… Continue reading »

Breakfast Appetizers Entrees Sides Soups Dessert “Cook This, Buy That” Meal Planner Printable For recipes and tips to follow the Mediterranean eating pattern, visit MedInsteadofMeds.com For additional recipes, visit our Pinterest Page

You might already think this is a crazy blog post before reading it. But hear me out. Avocado desserts are delicious. Yes, really! Avocados create creamy, healthier desserts and you wouldn’t even know they are in there. In fact, all of these recipes I am about to share were given to groups of unsuspecting people… Continue reading »

Summer is here! That means lots of fabulous options at the farmers’ market with fresh fruits and vegetables galore. And blueberries. There is nothing quite like the sweet taste of fresh summer berries. And now I was in need of something to do with all these blueberries. You have probably heard, seen, or tasted the trendy… Continue reading »

I came across an article in New York Times about ‘Mindful Eating’… Although I am already aware of this concept and its importance in weight management, I really like how it describes a mindful eating experience – ‘to meditate with food, expanding consciousness by paying close attention to the sensation and purpose of each morsel’. This article… Continue reading »

As part of my work, I help develop nutrition content for our programs, most recently the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program.   Whenever I am developing sample menus for breakfast, I naturally include breakfast items that include the three components that are covered in the Start Smart lesson of this program:  whole grain, fruit,… Continue reading »

I was overweight as a kid, and like a lot of overweight kids I was not a fan of exercise and the opportunities it presented to put my shortcomings on display (I’m looking at you, gym class). As an adult, however, I have come to love it. I particularly love the alone time granted by… Continue reading »

We are excited to announce our guest blogger for the day, SpinningChick. She shares the benefits to stepping outside your comfort zone, one step at a time. Gain Something New Every Day I know what you’re thinking – wait, isn’t the challenge to maintain NOT gain something?  But hear me out…  Here is your second… Continue reading »

The holidays often mean more choices, choices of special foods, different food appearing in the grocery store as “seasonal” items. Are more choices a good thing? A regular grocery store has over 25,000 items. This is a huge increase from several decades ago when the average was around 15,000 items. The increase in choices has… 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 »