Chef Kim O'Donnel Says Eat More Beans in 2012

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Research findings continue to support #Volumetrics

Harvard study shows weight loss benefits from eating vegetables, fruits, whole grains, yogurt in Counting Calories? Your Weight-Loss Plan May Be Outdated –

Dining Out and Obestity Risk

No surprise that eating out boosts obesity risk 400 Calorie Fix research finds restaurant meals usually >800 cals. Read about it in the July 4, 2011, LA Times

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Technology To Aid Weight Loss

Interesting article on using technology to aid weight loss.

Berry Good

An article in the February 2008 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition links eating a variety of berries to lower blood pressure and higher HDL “good” cholesterol. We try to keep a couple of big bags of berries in the freezer, wild Maine blueberries and an organic mixed berry assortment

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A Place For Indulgence

The headline of an article in today’s Food Navigator, “Consumers Demand Guilt-Free Indulgence,” caught my eye. The article cited a study that found that

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Think Your Drink

You walk into Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts or even McDonald’s and buy a coffee drink without too much thought. Mark my words: our love of fancy beverages is going to translate into extra pounds down the road. Why? Because most drinks have lots of calories, sometimes close to one-third of the calories that a

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Super on Sunday

It was the morning of Super Bowl Sunday, and we decided to get in a workout before an evening of wings and pizza. Problem was that we didn’t leave the house until 9:30 am. It was a bad scene at the gym, with cars circling around the thrice-expanded parking lot and not an open space

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Guilt-Free Dipping

At last night’s “Big Game” party, I thoroughly enjoyed my friend Pat’s spinach dip, a classic made with a package of frozen spinach, a can of water chestnuts, vegetable soup mix, and something white and fattening, usually sour cream or mayo.

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