How To Track Saturated Fat and Fiber on MyFitnessPal (MFP) and Why It is Important For your Health

Yes, there is evidence to suggest that a high-fiber diet is associated with a longer and healthier life. Consuming a diet rich in dietary fiber has been linked to several health benefits that can contribute to longevity. Here are some reasons why a high-fiber diet is thought to promote longevity: Heart Health: High-fiber ...

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Good-Tasting, Lower-Calorie Salad Dressings

Salads can provide a variety of important vitamins, minerals and fiber. But not all salads are healthy. What goes on top of the salad can ruin how healthy it is. Some salad dresings are often high in calories, fat, unhealhty saturated fat and sodium. A small 2-tablespoon portion of Ranch dressing can add 150 calories and mo ...

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Oatmeal with Fresh fruit: strawberries, bananas, peaches, pears, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries; Dried fruit: apricots, prunes, blueberries. cranberries, raisins, cherries; Frozen fruit: cherries, blueberries, strawberries; Nuts or seeds: Almonds, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flaxmeal or flaxseeds, al ...

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Gym in a Bag Travel Workout with Bands

For each exercise, 8-12 repetitions improves strength and power, 10-15 repetitions improve strength in middle-age and older persons starting exercise, and 15-20 repetitions improve muscular endurance. I suggest trying this at home first before your trip so that you are familiar with how to do the exercises. Then you ...

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How do you get clients through their training plateaus?

Article by:  Maria Faires, RD Published:  March 2014, IDEA Fitness Journal Owner, Active Nutrition Fitness and Nutrition Consulting, Sammamish,  WA IDEA is the world's leading organization of fitness professionals. IDEA's publication IDEA Fitness Journal contacted me and asked me to describe how ...

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Is High Intensity Interval Training Best for Weight Loss for Beginning Exercisers?

New or inexperienced exercisers may have some misperceptions in regards to cardio training. It is not uncommon for an individual to begin an exercise program with the intention of losing weight by performing a high volume of cardio training at a high intensity. (By high intensity I mean to the point that speaking is po ...

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Fatty Food Facts You Might Not Want To Know

One 15-ounce bag of potato chips = 1 cup of oil Most bags of chips contain an average of 150 grams of fat. Instead of munching on traditional chips, seek out baked varieties, make some popcorn with canola oil and popcorn kernels or grab some pretzels or peanuts. And of course, be aware of how much you're eating. M ...

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Comparison of Regular Salad Dressing and Fat-Free Salad Dressing

If you are looking for a list of delicious lower fat dressings go here. Comparison of Regular Salad Dressing and Fat-Free Salad Dressing   Calories Carbs Fat Sugars Regular Italian Salad Dressing Wishbone, 2 Tbsp. 80 4g 7g 4g Fat-Free Italian ...

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Lowering Your Diet's Caloric Density: Eat More + Weigh Less

Bell EA, Castellanos VH, Pelkman CL, Thorwart ML, Rolls BJ. Energy density of foods affects energy intake in normal-weight women. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1998;67:412-420. [PubMed] Bell EA, Rolls BJ. Energy density of foods affects energy intake across multiple levels of fat content in lean and obese women. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. ...

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Initial Weight Loss Can Predict Longer Term Weight Loss Success

There is a relationship between initial weight loss and later weight loss results. Findings from this study [1], show that weight loss in the first two months of treatment are strongly associated with weight loss following the first year of an intensive lifestyle intervention. In all cases, failure to achieve a 1- or 2-m ...

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Eating Out at Chinese Food Restaurants

Share an entrée or ask for a box to take home half your entrée. Always start with a low calorie soup dish like Wonton, Hot and Sour or Egg Drop. It’s only about 100-150 calories and will fill you up so you will eat less when your main dish comes. Look for dishes that feature vegetables, not meat o ...

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The Mediterranean Diet: The Best Diet Pattern for a Long-Term Healthy Lifestyle

Here are a few studies that highlight the benefits of the Mediterranean diet: Estruch, R., et al. (2013). Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease with a Mediterranean diet. The New England Journal of Medicine, 368(14), 1279-1290. This landmark study showed that following a Mediterranean diet supplemented with ext ...

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