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Coming Food Trends in the New Year

If you are a trend tracker, you’ll remember some of the 2014 highlights: Gluten free foods were on fire, being a “locavore” was cool, snacking replaced regular meals, and easy to prepare dinners from high quality ingredients became favorites in kitchens across the country. Although I suspect that many of these discoveries will further evolve in the coming year, let’s take a peek at new food trend predictions for 2015.

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Healthy People Have More …?

We all know that being “healthy” is a good thing. But have you ever paused to consider exactly what’s different about it? Health isn’t about what your doctor says you “should” and “shouldn’t” do. Living the way you want to live, and seeing those you love live the way they want to live – that’s the award of good health. A better life is the real, the ultimate prize of good health.

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Menu Labeling Is Now Required in Most Food Outlets

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally released its long-awaited regulations on menu labeling. The big and most welcome news is that the regulations apply across the board, including meals from nearly all sit‐down restaurants and foods purchased at drive‐through windows. The only exceptions are foods from grocery stores or delis that require additional preparation like deli meats, cheeses, or large deli salads.

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Tips for Healthy Snacking

As a nutritionist counseling on healthy eating and weight management, I am often asked by clients how to choose better snack foods. Let’s face it, most of us don’t just eat three meals a day without any additional snacks or treats. And snacking can be a good practice if you make the right choices. It can even be a great way to boost your intake of fruits and vegetables as well as important nutrients such as protein and fiber, which so many people fall short of.

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Why It’s Important to Keep Up Your Exercise Routine in Bad Weather

There are countless obstacles to outdoor exercising in the winter months. It’s also a time for easy excuses. But what a shame to see that hard work you’ve put in all year go to waste because it’s less pleasant outside. Admittedly, walking or running in foul weather is not everyone’s cup of tea. The temptation to remain sedentary is extra persuasive then, but the effects become evident all too soon, especially when you add in the extra food intake that seems unavoidable during the holidays.

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How to Eat Healthily When You’re Pressed for Time

How do you make smart eating choices on a tight schedule? As a busy doctor, I can understand how maintaining a balanced diet can sometimes feel like yet another chore and can take a backseat among the numerous other demands in your life. While eating healthily on a time crunch does require a little planning, it’s easier than you probably imagine. You’ll also find that making the extra effort pays off by keeping you healthy and trim.

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