Sneaky Food Swaps to Cut 875 Calories

There are plenty of tasty ways to substitute healthier ingredients for higher-calorie foods without feeling like you’re making a big sacrifice taste-wise. Here are some of favorite swaps.
Try them all and you can save 875 calories!

Make Sure Your Fitness Plan Is Smart

By Maria Crompton, a fitness guru and personal trainer with Fit for Life in San Diego, California. If you’re reading this, you know how important exercise is. However, there are right ways to exercise and there are wrong ways. In order to get the greatest benefit from your workout and prevent possible injury, you’ve got to do it […]

How Fad Diets Get it Right

Fad diets make a lot of promises, but usually fail to deliver long-term success. Although they do a lot wrong, like promise rapid weight loss, limit food groups, and are too strict, there is a lot we can learn from fad diets that will allow us to live a healthy lifestyle.

Run to Curb Your Appetite

Exercise isn’t just a good way to take your mind off eating; it may curb your appetite, too. The results suggest that when a craving hits, weight watchers are better off going for a jog than pumping iron.

Is a Calorie a Calorie?

“Is a calorie a calorie? A calorie may be a calorie when people talk about weight loss and nothing else, there are other factors involved. And once you get past my perhaps lame “Is a calorie a calorie” question, you can begin to see something approaching the truth.
For one thing, says Nestle: “There are dozens of factors involved in weight regulation. It’s hard to lose weight, because the body is set up to defend fat, so you don’t starve to death; the body doesn’t work as well to tell people to stop eating as when to tell them when to start.”

GETTING YOUR KIDS TO EAT THEIR VEGGIES

Pin It By Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC  A recent post in Medical News Today highlighted the practice of hiding veget ables in our children’s foods to help them reach their goal of 5+ servings of vegetables per day.  Their conclusion was “that it is more important for parents to openly feed their children a variety of vegetables […]

Good Greens That Benefit Every Body

Pin It By Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC    Green represents a lot of terrific things, like “being green” is good for the environment and “making the green” is good for your wallet.  And if you like Saint Patty’s day, you will be sporting some green attire for good luck.  What about eating your greens?  You never felt […]

6 Surprising Ways Juice Companies Trick You

Just another reason why eating your fruit, vs. drinking it, is the best way to go !! 6 Surprising Ways Juice Companies Trick You Some of the worst juices make lots of “healthy” claims on the label. By Leah Zerbe, Rodale.com   When you look at a juice label, the first thing you see is […]

Healthy Eating under $1.00

Eating healthy on a budget is possible. Here are the top 18 foods that you can buy at the grocery store for under $1.00.

Love Your Heart – FREE Healthy Heart Consultation

Get your free healthy heart consultation. Learn how to choose the right foods to improve both the health of your heart and metabolism. Receive your 2012 Guide to a healthy heart, including a list of foods that will help your heart and appeal to your taste buds.

8 Foods for a Healthy Heart

We are giving you a list of 8 Heart Healthy foods that will not only help your heart, but they also have other properties that work in fascinating ways that may even lower your blood pressure and cholesterol; therefore, lowering your risk of heart disease.

10 Diet and Fitness Myths That Pack On Pounds

This is a great article we found from Prevention By Diana Kelley Don’t let one of these rumors prevent you from reaching your weight loss goals Sorry, Journey, but it’s finally time to stop believing. In weight loss myths at least. Believing popular misconceptions can keep you from taking the right course of action to reach your […]

15 Myths about Type 2 Diabetes

This November, during National Diabetes Awareness Month, we want to do a little MYTH BUSTING!!  Last year (2010) we posted 6 myths about type 2 diabetes from an article in SELF/Nutrition Data. Well, it’s a new year and we ‘ve got some more myths to add to our list that need a little busting. 15 Myths about Type 2 […]

What’s Your Diet IQ

We saw the following Diet IQ quiz and thought we’d share it with you.  It’s important that foods have a function, other than simply satisfying our appetites or cravings.  This quiz tests your ability to identify the health benefits of 5 common foods.  Simply make your selections, then scroll down to see the answers below. Good luck! By Nancy […]

5 Tips for Eating at Fast Food Restaurants

We saw this article and thought it had some great, easy tips for reducing your calorie, fat, and sugar intake while eating at fast food restaurants. By: Adana Lima As you work towards your goal to become healthier, choosing foods which promote optimal wellness, one thing which can set you back is eating at a […]

The Proof Is In The Happy Meal

In 2010, Brazilian Judge Joao Filho awarded a former McDonald’s (MCD) franchise manager $17,500 in damages, after the 32 year-old man sued the chain for making him fat.  The manager claimed that free lunches the franchise provided were making him “fat”.  “Fat”, in this instance, is a total weight-gain of 65 lbs. over the course […]

Danger Dogs- Are hot dogs really as bad as cigarettes?

I turned on the news this morning to find the “big breaking” story was that researchers recently found health risks associated with eating hot dogs. My first knee jerk reaction to the news definitely had a twinge of sarcasm, since I’m pretty sure most people realize that hot dogs don’t exactly top the list of […]

Preventing Vacation Weight Gain

 Are you counting down the days to your long deserved summer get-away?  Whether you are going to an exotic beach destination, traveling abroad, camping in the great outdoors, road tripping, or taking the family to Disneyland, try not to let this year’s summer vacation be a free pass to indulge in high calorie and fat […]

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Yogurt

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM. This is the 8th post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs. You must eat the right foods, in […]

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Sweet Potato

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM.  This is the 5th post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM  The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs.   You must eat the right foods, in the right […]

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Flax

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM.  This is the 4th post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM  The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs.   You must eat the right foods, in the right […]

Salt! Salt! Where’s the salt?

Jimmy Buffet wrote a popular summertime favorite titled Margaritaville, the best part of the song is when everyone cheers “Salt! Salt! Where’s the salt?” about the missing salt on the rim of a cold margarita.  But what Jimmy Buffet may not have known, is how much sodium is on just one margarita rim.  To put […]

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Blueberries

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM.  This is the 3rd post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM  The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs.   You must eat the right foods, in the right […]

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Water

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM.  This is the 2nd post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM  The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs.   You must eat the right foods, in the right […]

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Cocoa

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM.  This is the 1st post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here!   BOOST YOUR METABOLISM   The secret to boosting your metabolism is  FEEDING your body what it needs. You must eat the right […]

How to Fill Up On Fruits & Vegetables

By: Emily Barr, MS, RD, CNSC V.P of Nutrition Services and Co-creator of Ignite Your Skinny Gene Program …….. The crisper – A helpful addition to our favorite kitchen appliance or a slightly “misleading” use of space? You know what I’m talking about, right? The two special drawers in the bottom of your refrigerator are ideal for […]

The Disease That Will Affect Half the Nation by 2020

By Andrea Pennington. M.D. Your wellness and self-empowerment doctor The Huffington Post Type 2 diabetes currently affects about 27 million Americans and is one of the fastest-growing diseases in the nation. A recent report published by UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Health Reform & Modernization estimates that over half of the U.S. population will have diabetes […]

High- Fiber Diet Cuts Death Risk

It’s no secret that we, the education team at the Skinny Gene Project, LOVE FIBER!  Not only can fiber-rich diets help lower your blood cholesterol level and blood sugar level, but it’s also essential for maintaining a healthy weight.  We’ve always known that fiber was fabulous, but it just keeps getting better!  A new study […]

18 Things Your Feet Say About Your Health

By Paula Spencer, Caring.com Thur, Feb 03, 2011 Want to make a 10-second check on somebody’s well-being without feeling their forehead? Sneak a peek at their feet. “You can detect everything from diabetes to nutritional deficiencies just by examining the feet,” says Jane Andersen, DPM, president of the American Association of Women Podiatrists and a […]