• How to Avoid the Diet Craze and Get Real Results

    How to avoid diet crazes and achieve real results. Making healthy lifestyle changes is challenging. From Keto to Paleo to vegan, here are some practical tips and advice from professionals. An action plan to get you started on your weightloss journey.

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  • Ditch the Oil: Why Cutting Oil Can Help you Lose 25 Pounds in a Year

    Ready for some Math? 2 tbsp. of Olive Oil = 240 calories If you eat this just once a day,  that’s 87,600 calories in a year 1 pound body weight = 3,500 calories That means you need to burn 3,500 calories in order to lose 1 pound of body weight Or, if you just cut

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  • Step Three: 4 Fruits a Day, An Easy Change towards a Healthy, Plant-Based Life

    My third, 5-minute “Get Healthy” Simple Step:  4 Fruits a Day Pop question: Would you rather eat: 1 “Healthy” Energy Bar 200 calories 13g fat 15g carbs 6g fiber 6g protein Gone in 6 bites or: 4 Pieces of Fruit 230 calories 1g fat 58g carbs 11g fiber 3g protein 4 snacks you can spread

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  • Step Two: Add Some Beans, An Easy Change towards a Healthy, Plant-Based Life

    My second , 5-minute “Get Healthy” Simple Step:  Add Some Beans Pop question: How many beans do you need to eat to live longer? 1/4 cup? 1 cup? 1 pound? Answer: For every 20g of beans you eat (that’s only about a tablespoon), you might live 6% longer. That’s because beans are a healthy source

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  • Step One: Get Your Greens, An Easy Change towards a Healthy, Plant-Based Life

    My first, 5-minute “Get Healthy” Simple Step: Get Your Greens Green vegetables are a no-brainer when it comes to healthy eating.  They are low in calories but high in nutrition.  They are packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants, satisfying fiber, healthy Omega-3 fats, calcium, and even plant-based protein.  They also offer a wider variety of flavor, texture,

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  • Can Monotony Help Me Lose Weight? The Gray T-Shirt Approach to Healthy Eating

    Gray t-shirt and jeans. Gray t-shirt and jeans. Gray t-shirt and jeans. Gray t-shirt and jeans. Gray t-shirt and jeans. Imagine if you opened your closet every morning and these were the options for your work attire. You’d see the repeated choices, grab a set, and be on your way. Rather than spending time and

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  • Plant-Based 101 and the Essential Oil-Free Vegan Recipes You Need

    “I don’t understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic while it is medically conservative to cut people open or put them on powerful cholesterol-lowering drugs the rest of their lives.” – Dean Ornish, MD Maybe you’re curious what all the hype is about. Maybe you’re facing a frightening medical

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  • Is 90% Good Enough? What we can learn from the Reducetarian Approach and Blue Zones about Vegan Diets

    Is 90% Good Enough? Sometimes the idea of a 100% vegan diet can seem so overwhelming that it detracts us from the big picture.  The all-or-nothing approach might appeal to some, especially those of us who thrive off of extremes and set boundaries.  However, the totally plant-based lifestyle is foreign to our traditional Standard American

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  • My Responsibilities as a Chef Part Three: Pushing the Limits

    As a student in culinary school, I first learned how to develop delicious flavor.  I learned to let nothing go to waste, to honor history and location. I then learned about the environmental impact of our food choices and how to balance nutrition and budget. Now it’s time to take what I’ve learned as a

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