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Tips on Dining Out While Trying to Lose Weight

You’re at home, all set to prepare a healthy dinner that fits your weight loss plan when a friend calls. She wants to check out the cute Italian restaurant that just opened. You stare down at your refrigerator and sigh. What do you do? Eat out, figuring you’ll derail your healthy eating habits for the night? Or stay in?

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What Are “Free” Foods and Can They Hinder Weight Loss?

Whether it’s giveaway swag at a sports event or complimentary samples while you’re grocery shopping, receiving something free feels good. But can too much of a free thing be bad?

 

When it comes to weight loss, eating an unlimited amount of certain foods, even if they are deemed healthy, may not be the best way to reach your goal. If you’ve ever participated in a weight loss program, you may have heard of the term “free” foods, meaning you can eat as much of something as you want without counting it toward your point or calorie goals. But there may be a cost to eating an endless amount of these foods and there are reasons why understanding the nutrient makeup of any meal is essential to reach your weight loss aspirations successfully.

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How Often Should You Eat?

If limiting your intake of calories is helping you lose weight, then cutting back on your calorie consumption even more should speed up the weight loss process, right? Not necessarily.

 

Let’s talk about why it not only matters what you eat, but how often you eat. Read on for five tips to help you stay on track with your weight loss goals and to help you be more mindful when it comes to enjoying your next meal or snack.

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How to Control Hunger and Cut Cravings

Ask an RD: Dietitian Janet Nash shares how you can stop those hunger pains. We’ve all been there. It’s after lunch, and your stomach starts to growl. Suddenly, you’re ravenous.  When you glance at the clock, it’s only 2 pm. Why are you hungry again? It may have to do with what kind of food you’re eating. Food choice is a crucial component to staying satisfied throughout the day. By learning what to put on your plate, you can avoid mid-day hunger pains while nourishing your body. Eat P
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Can Losing Weight Ruin Your Metabolism?

Ask an RD: Dietitian Janet Nash shares the role metabolism plays in weight loss. A common concern I hear during weight loss is “will losing weight ruin my metabolism?” The concern typically stems from past yo-yo dieting or that getting to a lower weight will make weight maintenance more difficult. Wouldn’t it be great if we could somehow lose the weight without jeopardizing our metabolism?   When we lose weight, we lose two different types: fat and lean mass. However, both are no
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Emotional Hunger: What Is It and How to Tell If You’re Really Hungry

Updated: November 18, 2019

 

If you struggle with emotional hunger — eating because you feel a certain way (like bored, stressed or angry) rather than eating to fulfill physical hunger — you’re not alone. A recent survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA) revealed that just over a third of Americans reported eating unhealthy foods or eating too much when they’re stressed.1 But fear not: There are ways to avoid emotional eating and start practicing healthier habits. 

 

Find out what emotional hunger is and healthy ways that may help you manage your emotions instead of turning to food when you’re not truly hungry. Read on for some of our top tips!

 

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