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The Gigantic Mealtime Misstep That’s Causing Your Weight Gain

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If you’re constantly struggling with weight gain, you might feel like you’ve tried everything to keep off the pounds. Maybe you’ve tried out nearly every diet you’ve heard of, to no avail. But there’s one tip you probably haven’t tried, and it’s simple: changing the way you put food on your plate. Here’s what you need to know before you …

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Carb Confusion is Real. Are Carbs Evil? Let’s Do Some Myth-Busting

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Carb confusion is real, and it’s something many people struggle with on a daily basis. “Carbs are evil,” is what you hear from just about everyone on the planet these days, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Carbohydrates provide fuel for the body in ways that other things don’t, and carbs are everywhere. As a result, carb confusion …

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5 Superfoods Pregnant Women Should Eat

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Eating healthy is important during pregnancy, so if your diet is not ideal, now is your chance to fix that. After all, you need certain nutrients in order to help your baby develop properly. For instance, according to the American Pregnancy Association, folic acid can prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida, while iron is essential for getting oxygen to …

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How to Eat Like Royalty Even if You’re Lactose Intolerant

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Whether you’ve been lactose intolerant for years or you’ve just recently become sensitive to dairy, you might be struggling to find tasty substitutes for milk, yogurt, cheese, and other popular dairy products. After all, it’s pretty hard to handle dairy when you’re lactose intolerant, which means you suffer from cramps and gas when you consume dairy. But that doesn’t mean …

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Dairy-Free and Lactose Free: Do You Know the Difference?

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It’s common for people to assume that “dairy free” is the same as “lactose free.” But that’s actually not the case. Lactose free means the lactose—which is a type of sugar in milk—has been removed from the food. But dairy free means the food contains no dairy at all, which indicates it’s probably made of nuts, plants, or grains. So …

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Dairy-Free Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep

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Life is busy, yet you still have to squeeze in time for dinner every night. And it’s especially hard to find time to prepare a healthy dinner when you’re allergic to certain foods, such as lactose. After all, you typically have to alter recipes and find substitutes for the foods you can’t eat, or spend extra time looking for lactose-free …

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How to Track Macros Without the Dairy

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If you’re like me, you’ve looked people straight in the eyes when they asked, “What are the macros for that recipe?” and acted like you knew exactly what they meant. But you really didn’t. It’s okay! Not everyone is well versed when it comes to macronutrients, or macros. However, you can learn and become adept at nutrition tracking, allowing you …

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Top 10 Dairy-Free Calcium-Rich Foods for Your Child

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Depending on their age, children between 1 and 18 need anywhere from 700 to 1300 mg of calcium per day. But studies show the majority of kids don’t get enough calcium on a daily basis, and it’s even worse for those with lactose intolerance, as dairy is not an option for them. If you’re struggling to get your lactose intolerant …

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4 Ways Kale Benefits Your Body

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Look at any list of superfoods, and kale is on it for sure. And yet, despite the fact that kale is clearly healthy, not everyone consumes this leafy green on a regular basis. Why? Well, let’s face it. Kale can be kind of intimidating, especially if you don’t know what to do with it. Plus, nutritious, green foods can be …

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5 Foods Men Should Eat and 5 They Should Avoid

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If you’re a man and staying healthy as you get older is goal, you need to make sure you’re regularly getting certain key nutrients in your diet. And if you’ve got any intentions of avoiding the old man hunchback, you’d best be making sure you’re getting enough calcium in your diet—before it’s too late. Think I’m being alarmist? Try taking …

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Back-to-School Breakfast Smoothies That’ll Keep Them Full ‘Till Lunch

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It’s a fact isn’t it? Kids are ALWAYS hungry—or at least mine, and all the kids I know are. Back-to-school time can be a tough transition for parents and kids alike, and sometimes getting anything into their bellies before they head off for school is no small feat. My kids are now in seventh grade, and they don’t eat lunch …

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Good Fatty Acids and the Best Way to Get Them in Your Diet

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If you’ve been staring at that giant bottle of fish oil pills in your medicine cabinet, dreading taking the next pill, you’re not alone. Though many people are aware of the benefits of the good fatty acids found in fish oil, not everyone relishes the idea of taking it in pill form. Fortunately, there are other ways to get daily …

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Grilled Chicken Summer Salad [and Tacos!]

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Now that’s a mouthful: Grilled Chicken Summer Salad [and Tacos!]. Well, that’s because it’s a combination of meals, all in one, thanks to two of my favorite foodie bloggers, Gaby Dakin of What’s Gaby Cooking, and Lindsay Ostrom of Pinch of Yum. I’ll also start by saying that when I originally saw this recipe, I sent it to a friend who …

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Why Vitamins and Minerals Are Important and How to Get Them

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Most people know vitamins and minerals are important to their health, but that may be the extent of their knowledge about the nutrients bodies need to stay healthy and fit. Vitamins and minerals come from what you put in your body, and the body needs those nutrients to function the way it should. Here’s an overview of why vitamins and …

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5 Nutrients Men Aren’t Getting Enough Of—And How to Fix That

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Are you focused on trying to be at the top of your game when it comes to fitness and health? If so, you are definitely not alone. In all candor, I wake up every day striving to be at the top of my game, and then family, work, and a whole lot of other things get in the way and …

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Lactose Intolerant—Here are Five Ways to Get the Calcium You Need

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Dairy tends to be the go-to source of calcium for many people, but if you’re lactose intolerant, you’ve got a whole different challenge. The good news is that dairy is far from the only way to get calcium in your diet. In fact, there are plenty of lactose-free, calcium-rich foods available for the lactose intolerant. Here are just a few …

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Calcium-Rich Foods to Feed Your Picky Eaters

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Calcium is one of those nutrients we all know is important for strong bones and teeth. It’s especially important for growing children, who need over 1,000 mg per day once they hit age 4. But when your child’s a picky eater, it can be hard to ensure he or she gets enough calcium-rich foods every day. Luckily, there are some …