25 Simple and Easy Quinoa Recipes

General, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss

Quinoa is often called a “superfood,” but you can think of it as a hard-working everyday staple for your healthy recipes.

Quinoa (say it “keen-wah”) is considered a whole grain, although it’s technically a seed. Like other SmartCarbs, it’s high in fiber and low in calories. According to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a half-cup serving also fuels you up with four grams of protein—in fact, it’s one of the few plant foods that’s a “complete” protein, including all nine essential amino acids.1

Quinoa has a chewy texture and a lightly nutty flavor that blends well with many other ingredients. It comes in different colors, including red, white, yellow and even black.

Quinoa is the perfect swap for rice in your recipes...

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The Health Benefits of Green Tea for Weight Loss

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You’ve probably read that drinking coffee can promote weight loss, but did you know that green tea may also help you shed pounds?

Green tea has garnered most of the headlines. Between its caffeine and the health-promoting antioxidants it contains, it might give your weight loss efforts a boost. Though most tea contains less caffeine than coffee, even a little bit seems to be able to boost your metabolism to burn calories. In green tea, it gets an able assist from antioxidants known as catechins, says Healthline.

Green tea’s secret catechin weapon is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which prevents the production of an enzyme that breaks down the fat-burning hormone norepinephrine...

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Spudtacular Healthy Potato Recipes

Weight Loss

Are you a potato lover? The truth is potatoes get a bad rap but they actually offer many wonderful nutrients that can make them a great addition to a healthy diet. They’re packed with vitamin B6, vitamin C and fiber, says Healthline. Plus, they are a great source of potassium. Make those potatoes sweet potatoes, and you’ve got even more vitamin C, B6 and fiber, plus an abundance of vitamin A. Despite being nutritious, those health benefits can quickly become negated when potato recipes are fried or prepared with butter, full-fat sour cream or cheese. For those reasons you might want to consider an air fryer. That’s the best way to still enjoy the taste of the deep-fried foods that you love without having to cook in fattening oils...

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10 Ways to Prepare for a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season

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You’ve probably read dozens of articles that offer advice on how to “survive the holidays” when you’re trying to lose weight. Survive? What happened to experiencing the joy of the season, feeling merry and being happy? No one wants to just survive the holidays, like they’re a lagoon full of crocodiles. You want to enjoy them! By making just a few strategic preparations beforehand, you can experience a healthy and happy holiday.

Here are 10 simple ways to prepare for a healthy and happy holiday season:

1. Define “happy”.

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What are your favorite things about the holidays? Make a list of what makes you happy during this special time of year...

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5 Reasons You Can’t Fall Asleep at Night

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It’s that time of the night when your eyes are glazing over, you’re yawning uncontrollably and your favorite TV show has started to lose its appeal. You’re exhausted and it’s clear that your body is desperate for a little shut-eye. You crawl under the sheets and close your eyes, just to find yourself waiting for sleep that never comes.

Whether you have difficulty falling asleep or you wake up throughout the night, you could be suffering from insomnia. According to the American Sleep Association, there are two types of insomnia. Primary, formally known as idiopathic insomnia, refers to an inability to fall asleep that is not caused by a medical condition, psychiatric issue or medication...

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9 Weight Loss Tips for Busy Moms and Dads

General, Health and Wellness, Supplements, Weight Loss

You start with the best of weight loss intentions: you pick up fresh veggies at your local market, print out healthy recipes and invest in an air fryer. You even dug out your sneakers and placed them front and center on the shoe rack for added inspiration. But then, life happens: work, laundry, kids needing help with school projects, errands and appointments. Add in a curveball: maybe your little ones are now learning remotely while you’re working from home. Suddenly, all of your get-healthy plans disappear to the bottom of your to-do list. Get back on track with these nine weight loss tips to help even the busiest moms and dads stay healthy:

Whether you’re a working or stay-at-home parent, have babies or school-aged kids, it can be tough to stay focused on eating right and working out ...

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11 Healthy Bread Recipes for Baking Season

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The aroma of fresh-baked bread makes your home feel just a little cozier when the weather outside turns chilly. Eating bread straight from the oven warms you up from the inside out, too. But maybe you have heard that you have to avoid all bread recipes when you’re trying to eat healthy and lose extra pounds. We’re here to tell you that you can enjoy all of the sensory pleasures of homemade bread and stay on track to your weight loss goals.

With these 11 healthy bread recipes, you can treat yourself and the rest of your household to the tantalizing smells and the satisfying tastes of bread this season. Best of all, these recipes are so easy, you don’t need any baking experience.

Grocery Shopping 101: Your Guide to the Baking Aisle

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Healthy Seeded Whole Bread dough

Calories per Serving: 188

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How Nutritionists Bounce Back From a Binge

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Parties, holidays, birthdays, bad days—sometimes a binge happens. Even to people who know the dangers so well, like LeeAnn Kindness, Jeff Chiarelli and Deanna Otranto from the Nutrisystem team of nutritionists and weight loss pros. We asked them to tell us about their smartest strategies for getting back on track after a bout of unhealthy binge eating.

Here’s what nutrition experts do after they give in to a binge… and why:

1. Forgive and forget.

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“Know that you’re not perfect. Striving for perfection can sabotage your goals,” LeeAnn says. “One meal or one day won’t ruin your chances of achieving your healthy lifestyle. Get right back on track with your next meal and be proud of yourself for that!”

2. Consider why.
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Binge eating may be triggered by special occasions, str...

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Why Stress Keeps You From Losing Weight (and How to Beat It!)

General, Health and Wellness, Supplements, Weight Loss

Do you have days when everything seems to be happening at once, when everyone is in need of your attention, when you just can’t catch up with your to-do list? In our busy, multi-tasking lives, stress is almost unavoidable. And that’s not always a bad thing. Stress can be a positive force to help you stay focused and energized. Persistent daily stress, however, can lead to emotional or stress eating and make it harder for you to lose weight. How does that kind of stress affect you and what can you do about it? Here’s what you need to know.

Are You Really in a Weight Loss Plateau? 10 Reasons Why the Scale is Stuck

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The Stress Effect and Weight Loss

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Our bodies developed stress responses to prepare us to deal with outside threats and dangerous situations...

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