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Morning inspiration: Choosing a better breakfast

The alarm beeps as you gaze out the window at the soft sunlight welcoming the day. You roll out of bed and your stomach grumbles. You stumble to the kitchen to see how you can tame the hunger pangs, ultimately reaching for a doughnut or prepackaged breakfast bar.While this may satisfy momentarily, it won't fuel you through the morning. As your blood sugar spikes, you'll feel a short burst of energy followed by a mid-morning crash that leaves you exhausted... read more
Shrimp on a stick with dipping sauce

5 tips to make family mealtimes more mindful

The hectic workday is over. As you pull into your driveway, you feel relief because youve finally escaped the cranky co-workers, the deadlines and traffic jams. Now you can spend the next few hours relaxing at home with your family. What better way to enjoy this time than with a delicious meal together?Sometimes, the lingering stress can be...
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Want to lose weight? Research proves a big breakfast is the first step

If you want to lose weight, you're not alone. More than half of Americans desire to shed pounds, according to Gallup. This goal inspires people to take action in many ways, from increasing exercise to modifying meals.One thing many people do is skip breakfast in order to lower calorie intake. While this may seem like a good idea...
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Age ferociously with this eating game plan

A healthy diet and lifestyle are our best weapons against age-related diseases.Becci Twombley is sports dietitian for USC Athletics and Angels Baseball, overseeing the nutrition of 650 collegiate athletes and the 200 players within the Angels organization. The healthy practices she employs to keep her athletes fighting strong also apply as preventative measures for staying fit and active...
close up of beautiful open face sandwich

A celebrity chef's secrets to building a better sandwich

A great sandwich is a delicious meal choice, which could be why about 60 percent of American adults eat at least one for lunch every week and 70 percent pack one or more in their childrens lunches, according to food industry trend-watching company Datassential. In fact, sandwiches are so popular and so common that at some point in...
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