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The Highest Calorie Restaurant Meals in America

America has a reputation for excessive meal sizes. Which is a major culprit of the obesity epidemic. But none are as fatty, high calorie, salt-laden and sugar-loaded as the dishes presented in this years Xtreme Eating Awards List. The Xtreme Eating Awards List is compiled annually by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. It names the restaurants with the most dangerously high-calorie meals in the country. Which they warn are a woeful indication of...

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| Food, News, Nutrition

Insider Secrets: Do You Think Like an Athlete?

What does it mean to “think like an athlete”? For me, thinking like an athlete is about being focused on your goals.  As well as being a former professional sprinter, I’m from a family of athletes, and I married an athlete, so I know a little something about what makes athletes tick. Athletes think differently. By focusing on the end result, I think athletes are better able to prioritize and we really can apply that...

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Popular Dieting Tools and Techniques

Popular tools and techniques for dieting come and go – and they need to be used properly. Whether it’s low-tech paper-and-pencil diet diary or a more sophisticated app for your phone, the right tool can really help you meet your goals.  Some of these tools – like online tracking devices that allow you to record your daily food intake and activity – work like a virtual health coach.  Others are designed to help you improve...

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| Weight Loss

Be Happier: 4 Life-Changing Reasons to Get Active

There are literally hundreds of reasons why being active is beneficial.  Exercise is good for your body, your mind and for your social life. Here are four reasons that I believe will inspire you to get up and get healthy. Once you’ve read through, I know you’ll join me and become a happier, healthier you. 1.  Reduced stress Most of our lives are filled with stress of some sort, whether it’s lack of time, financial...

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Taming a Sweet Tooth -­ What’s The Best Approach?

My husband has a ferocious sweet tooth.  If he had his way, he’d start his day with a cookie and end it with a bowl of ice cream.  People who know this about him think this is just hilarious – given that he’s married to a dietitian.  They love to tease him -  as in,  “I’ll bet she keeps you on a tight leash”, but that just isn’t my style. It isn’t up to me...

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