Ten Comfort Foods That Help Weight Loss

“This post is from Instawares Restaurant Supplies.  You can check out their blog to read more about the food service industry and the latest in kitchen equipment.”   When the cold weather is getting us down or we just feel stressed, we often turn to comfort foods to cheer us up. Unfortunately, many comfort foods are full of sugar and fat and ruin our weight loss plans. However, they’re not all loaded with calories and some comfort foods can actually help us lose weight. Choose some of the following healthy options that are not only satisfying, but will also keep your […]

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How to Make Weight Watchers Work for You

For people looking to lose weight, there is a plethora of options on the market. Weight Watchers is one such program that has become quite popular over time. With its unique ‘Points’ system, Weight Watchers delivers what it promises in its title: enabling people to watch their weight. Yet, the program may not work for you. This may be due to the nature of the program itself but more often than not, customers don’t know how to make Weight Watchers work for them. This is something you need to know about from the outset so that there is no problem […]

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Trying to Eat Healthier as a Family

My family and I are really on this “eating healthier” kick, no we are not going all crazy but we are trying to eliminate the easy boxed meals that were predominately our world up until a month or two ago. Sure we still have an occasional boxed mashed potatoes mix or the hamburger helper packages from time to time; I don’t believe we will ever be 100% anti-boxed meals. With that being said, we are trying to be about 65 – 70% healthier with our food choices. I haven’t ever been the parent who buys chips or sodas by the […]

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The Picky eater and The Not So Picky Eaters

It always amazes me just how different my three children can be, it’s oh so obvious at dinner time. My youngest is the pickiest eater alive and for the first four years of his life he would occasionally try new foods while other times he would go 4-5 nights without diner because he was that stubborn to even try dinner. My older two kids always impress me, it makes me proud at how they handle the food situations. You see, sometimes we are broke so all we have for food is pasta, sauce and maybe a veggie of some sort. […]

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Family Dinners: Reclaiming a Lost Tradition

Despite the constant innovations in modern kitchen appliances making it quicker and easier to cook, the modern family now spends less and less time eating in. In fact, whilst in in 1900, 2% of meals were eaten outside the home, in 2010 that figure had risen to 50%. In part, this can be put down to the fact that in an increasing number of families, all parents are working full time. That, coupled with the sheer number of convenient alternatives to the home-cooked meal on the market these days mean that family meals occur about three times a week on […]

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Five Secrets to Eating Organic on A Budget

Healthy eating is often on the agenda of anyone looking to lose weight or maintain their slender figure, and organic produce is a big part of it. Organic foods tend to come with less harmful pesticides and chemicals than ordinary food, plus they’re seen as being more nutritious, but some people worry about the cost. One look at the organic section of a supermarket will probably make your eyes water, especially if you have to stick to a budget. Fortunately, there are a few things you could do to eat organic food for less. Here are a few tips we […]

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6 Money Saving Tips – You know it makes sense!

So, maybe now you are feeling the financial pinch and need to kick back and look a little more closely at the money issues you are facing? What can you do as a quick fix to help you out of this mess? Try some of these and see if they help towards sorting out some of your financial worries. Cut up your credit cards. Everyone knows that the simple thing to do is to pull out that money spending card, take your credit cards and put them in the bin, not in your wallet where it’s easy to spend them! […]

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Train Your Brain to Succeed on Thoughts About Food

I don’t know why I struggle so bad with the intake of food, no matter what exercise routine I have done and stuck with to reach a satisfied weight goal or inches lost goal, I never change my food habits. Not changing my food habit is great if I do a vigorous workout on a daily basis, at least five times a week, however, I do not always stick with a vigorous workout routine forever. Workouts end when I reach my goal and then I stick with my moderate exercising routine such as daily walks. It is all good if […]

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Are Dogs just always hungry?

When I took Jenny into my home she was provided with her normal food, which I still have a ton of, and specific instructions on how she was eating. This pug was given 1/3 cup of food in morning and same at night plus 3 or 4 dog treats during day. Jenny the pug still eats this diet, but she has been acting like she is starving lately. I don’t know what is up. She wants to dump over my trash bucket, thank goodness she is so small because she can’t figure out how to knock it over … yet. […]

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Refusal To Give Child Hot Lunch

My daughter has eaten hot lunch for the past three years of school and after watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution a few times I began to question if my daughter was eating too many calories at school for lunch. Another bad habit my daughter started getting into one year was eating breakfast at school after I fed her breakfast. Ki would ride the bus to school & then join her friends for breakfast. I was not impressed! Hopefully this year that won’t happen. After seeing just how many calories are in chocolate milk and some school lunches across the nation […]

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