Category Archives: Diet articles

The Picky Eater’s Guide to Eating Healthy

Not into grilled salmon? Can’t make yourself swallow kale, no matter how healthy everyone says it is? The good news is you don’t have to. On Nutrisystem, creating menus suited to your palate is simple: Pick and choose your favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options, choosing from over 150 foods; use filters on the menu page to sort out vegetarian dishes, for example, or low sodium foods; or call a Nutrisystem dietary counselor for help in building your best eating plan. (Not on Nutrisystem yet? What […]

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6 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough (Yes, It’s Possible!)

When you gained weight, the problem was that you were eating too much. But when you’re trying to lose weight, the problem can sometimes become that you’re not eating enough. Yes, really: Eating too little can slow your metabolism down. When you take in dramatically less energy than your body needs, your body can slow down how much fuel it uses, meaning you burn off far fewer calories than normal, which can sabotage your weight loss. And eating too little can have other consequences on how your […]

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Frozen Fruit + Vegetables vs. Fresh – Is There A Nutritional Difference?

Frozen fruit and vegetables vs. fresh — is there a difference nutritionally? We’re checking out what the research has to say about the vitamin and antioxidant content of frozen produce compared to fresh. Plus, a delicious Frozen Raspberry Banana Nice Cream recipe!  March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Going Further with Food.” This means not only aiming to get the most bang for your buck from your meals nutritionally but also working to combat a major problem in our society while we’re at it […]

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6 Simple Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels

You wake up tired in the morning, and find yourself fading even more by the afternoon. You wonder what it would take for you to have more energy. Boost your energy with these six simple tips: 1. Walk for 10 Minutes That’s all it takes to put a little more pep in your step: Scientists at California State University found a brisk 10-minute walk ups your energy levels and sustains it for two hours. And if you feel inspired, other research shows upping your walk to 20 […]

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How to Stay Informed, Inspired & Intentional with Healthy Eating

National Nutrition Month is a perfect time to practice intentional eating — here’s how. In a day and age when it seems like there’s a national day and a national month every day for everything under the sun it can feel like a lot of “noise”. Who came up with these?! Fortunately, though, there are some important ones like this month — National Nutrition Month.®  Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this campaign aims to educate and inform people about smart food choices and sound […]

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Why grains make you fat

How is it that a blueberry muffin or onion bagel can trigger weight gain? Why do people who exercise, soccer Moms, and other everyday people who cut their fat and eat more “healthy whole grains” get fatter and fatter? And why weight gain specifically in the abdomen, the deep visceral fat that I call a “wheat belly,” that is inflammatory, worsens insulin resistance and blood sugars, disrupts hormones like testosterone and estrogens, and is associated with greater risk for heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s? There are several […]

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10 Things to Do at Dinner to Shed Pounds Faster

So we already told you about the best breakfast habits to melt pounds. And we shared what to do at lunch to speed up your weight loss. Heck, we even covered weekend and weekday weight loss to-dos. But if the last meal of the day is your biggest battleground, you really need help. Just home from work or a day with the kids and you’re tired and hungry, looking at yet another herculean task: Pulling together a healthy meal when all you really want to do is […]

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6 Foods That Beat Belly Fat

Spanx isn’t your only solution to getting rid of belly fat. Science has found that, along with weight loss and exercise, eating certain foods can help you specifically whittle your middle. Bonus: Adding these foods to your healthy diet won’t just help you slip into a little black dress or fit into your high school gym shorts. Paring those particular pounds—the ones that hang over your belt—may also help you reduce your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. Like the […]

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6 Reasons You’re Tired All The Time

Our lives are so busy these days most of us feel exhausted when bedtime comes. But if you feel constantly fatigued during the day for no obvious reason, the cause could be a medical condition such as hypothyroidism, sleep apnea or undiagnosed diabetes. If your doctor clears you of those afflictions and you still feel tired all the time, the choices you make during the day may be the culprit. Being tired all day doesn’t just affect your energy level—it’s a common cause of overeating, which can […]

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7 Pain-Free Lunch Habits That Melt Pounds (and Burn Calories!)

At lunch time, it’s easy and oh-so-tempting to grab a quick bite at the local fast food or pizza joint or worse—eat at your desk from the vending machine. Don’t lose your momentum and resolve at mid-day. Here are seven ways to make the most of your mid-day meal: 1. Make sure lunch isn’t your first meal of the day.People on the National Weight Loss Registry—folks who’ve lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for more than a year—have a number of good habits in […]

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