The DOs and DON'Ts of Clean Eating

You've probably heard of "clean eating" before but aren't exactly sure what it entails or how to even get started. Eating clean means keeping food simple. It means focusing on choosing nutrient-dense foods in their natural state (or close to it), rather than eating highly processed foods with added chemicals and preservatives. Follow these 11 simple steps to get started on cleaning up your diet. 1 Become an Avid Label Reader DO: Get in the habit of reading nutrition labels thoroughly. Even products generally perceived as healthy may contain unnecessary ingredients. “I know the idea of reading every single label might sound tedious, but it’s so necessary,” says chef Devin Alexander of “The B

7 Tricks to Make Portion Control Easy

If you’re looking to drop pounds, don’t believe your eyes when it comes to serving size. Why? Because particularly in junk-food saturated American culture, “a lot of people have grown up with really big portion sizes, and that’s what they’re comfortable seeing,” says Emily O’Neil, MPH, RD, weight loss coach at the Austin Diagnostic Clinic in Austin, Texas. The key to managing portion control is knowing the difference between portion size and serving size. Portion size is what you actually eat at a sitting, while serving size corresponds to a nutrition label measurement. It’s important to pay attention to both numbers in order to get an accurate idea of how much you’re consuming. The next tim

Be prepared for an Active Shooter

Of the 30 deadliest shootings in the US dating back to 1949, 19 have occurred in the last 10 years. Below is a list of the 10 deadliest single-day mass shootings in modern US history. If the shooter was killed or died by suicide during the incident, that death is not included in the total. 1. The Harvest Music Festival: 58 killed October 1, 2017 – A gunman, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, fires from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on a crowd of more than 20,000 gathered on the Las Vegas Strip for the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. He kills 58 people and injures more than 500. Police believe the gunman then kills himself. It is the deadliest mass shooting in

How to Get Back on Track After Your Big Holiday Meal

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years' and endless holiday parties in between. You know how it usually goes down: free-for-all eating and drinking amidst family and friends. It’s likely you have an intense love-hate relationship with huge celebrations. You love the food, occasions to celebrate and spending time with friends and family. But those warm, fuzzy feelings might devolve into guilt the next day. Life is meant to be lived, and there’s absolutely no reason to feel guilty after having an amazing meal. The only thing you should feel guilty about is not living life to the fullest, especially since you only live once. Yes, we all overdo it sometimes. But let’s stop being so hard on ourselves

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