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  • How to prevent festive weight gain without exercising

    During the holiday season, it is difficult to avoid putting on a couple of extra pounds. A recent study investigated a simple, low-impact way to reduce the seasonal swell.

    Source: Medical News Today

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  • Body Image & Self Love: Define your Why

    The issue of body image comes up a lot in my mind.
    It comes to mind for personal reasons, and because I am a physician who treats women and men who struggle with their weight.

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  • Healthy Low Carb Noodles

    Finally found the most amazing low carb noodles made by a Japanese company @kibunfoods. Made with konjac yam fiber and soybean flour, they have only 1 g net carbs per serving and 4g of fiber!

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  • Easy Cauliflower Rice

    Riced cauliflower is a great alternative to regular rice and grains, especially if you are watching your waistline.  Here is a simple, quick recipe that you can have on the table in 10-15 minutes. Serve with a side of protein of your choice and a salad, and you have a well-rounded meal.

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  • Tips for a Healthy Holiday

    Party invites with treats galore. Cocktails, pies, cookies and more! Time for the holidays to sabotage your best efforts. Right? Or not... You have been staying on track, making healthy choices, going to the gym and then- Thanksgiving rolls around. The downward spiral of bad choices starts and heads into December. Do you need to be a hermit to avoid the social pressures to indulge?

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  • Pomegranate: Too good to be true?

    Pomegranate fruit and juice have been touted for their health benefits.  They have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine and have been prevalent in the diets of people from Iran all the way to the Mediterranean and India.  Different parts of the plant have been used for medicinal purposes and have been held in high regard in traditions of a wide variety of religions.

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  • Creamy (Dairy-free!) Black-eyed Peas Curry

    Creamy (Dairy-free!) Black-eyed Peas Curry

    With the cold weather coming up, this black-eyed pea curry can be enjoyed by itself or garnished with avocados, cheese, or yogurt.  It is rich in fiber, iron and anti-inflammatory turmeric & ginger.  The almond meal in this version gives it extra creaminess along with added fiber, heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and protein.

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  • Coconut Curry Cauliflower

    Coconut Curry Cauliflower

    Packed with anti-inflammatory turmeric and Vitamin C and a punch of potassium (helps lower blood pressure), this sweet and savory cauliflower is a great option for a side dish, appetizer or even as a filler for a wrap or for vegetarian Indian-inspired tacos!

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  • Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk

    Recent research cautions that fluctuating weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events and death.

    Source: Medical News Today

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  • How do you lose belly fat?

    There are many reasons why people gain belly fat, including poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress. Improving nutrition, increasing activity, reducing stress, and making other lifestyle changes can all help people lose unwanted belly fat.

    Source: Medical News Today

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