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Simple Steps to a Healthier Diet

Protein, calcium, and produce

Simple Steps to a Healthier Diet

In recent years, volumes of research have proven that we have enormous power to prevent disease, slow the rate of aging, increase our energy level, and promote natural weight control simply by making smart food choices. The old saying "You are what you eat" has proven truer than anyone could have guessed. And despite headlines that are often contradictory and confusing, eating healthfully is a lot easier than most people think.

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What to Feed Your Baby

What to Feed Your Baby

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If you make your own baby food, always cook it thoroughly, especially meat, poultry, and fish. Never feed raw or even softcooked eggs to your baby. (Indeed, most pediatricians would advise you to hold off on eggs altogether until after your baby's first birthday.)

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Eating Smart When You Have Diabetes

Eating Smart When You Have Diabetes

If you're diagnosed with diabetes, you should definitely seek the nutritional advice of a registered dietitian, preferably one who is certified as a diabetes educator (credentials will read R.D., C.D.E.). The goal of nutrition therapy is to restore and maintain blood glucose levels to as near normal as possible. This means balancing your food with insulin and activity levels.

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Carbohydrates: Fuel of Choice

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Carbohydrates: Fuel of Choice

Carbohydrate is the high-octane fuel for exercise and should provide at least 55 percent of an athlete's total daily calories. To get a bit more technical, you should consume approximately 3.0 to 4.5 grams of carbohydrate per pound of body weight. Where do you fit in? If your sport is pretty low-key—not a lot of nonstop running around—you should aim for 3.0 grams.

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What Is a Carbohydrate?

carbohydrates

What Is a Carbohydrate?

Nutri-Speak

Legumes are vegetables in the bean and pea family that are rich in complex carbohydrates, protein, and fiber. They supply iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and several B-vitamins, including folic acid. Because these provide both complex carbs and protein, they fit in the meat and beans group and the vegetable group.

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Food Before, During, and After Exercise

Food Before, During, and After Exercise

This section investigates favorable food choices for your pre-event meal, plus the recovery foods to help your body bounce back after an intense workout. It also lays out the guidelines for fueling your system throughout prolonged periods of exercise.

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Updated: April 11, 2022

The Best Diet for Gestational Diabetes: What To Eat (And Avoid)

Gestational Diabetes

Getting a diagnosis of diabetes during pregnancy can be scary, but changing your diet will help you and your baby stay healthy. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) management may be challenging due to food cravings and aversions during pregnancy, but a registered dietitian or diabetes educator can help you come up with a meal plan you will enjoy that meets your nutritional needs to keep your blood sugar levels stable. A prenatal glucose test will determine whether or not you have gestational diabetes based on how high blood sugar levels are.

Pregnancy: A Word about Vegetarian Diets

Vegetarian Diets and Pregnancy

Pregnancy: A Word about Vegetarian Diets

We appreciate the ethical and moral concerns of those who choose to refrain from the use of animal foods. However, a vegan diet is not the best choice for the pregnant or nursing mother (or, really, the healthiest diet for your body at any point in your life). A nursing or pregnant mother cannot expect to eat a low-fat vegan or vegetarian diet and have a smooth experience during pregnancy and postpartum.

Sleep-Time Soothers for Your Toddler

Sleep-Time Soothers for Your Toddler

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Don't underestimate the power of a good security blanket. Sure, it will get dirty. Your child will drag it everywhere and never want you to wash it (though you may be able to get around this by having two identical blankets). But a security blanket can help your child at bedtime and in making it through the difficult transition from complete dependence to independence.

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Comprehending Food Labels

Learn how to read food labels

Comprehending Food Labels

Learning how to properly read food labels enables you to make smarter nutrition choices on the foods that you buy. The food label provides you with relevant information on essential nutrients and ingredients. It is well worth your time to learn how to interpret food labels and how to put them to work for you and your health!

What Is on the Food Label?

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Keeping Your Diet on Track During the Holidays

Healthy Alternatives for Holiday Meals

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Keeping Your Diet on Track During the Holidays

No matter how much you expect to eat at Grandma's, stick with your regular meals. Skipping breakfast and barely eating lunch will only make you more ravenous and prone to overeating at a holiday party.

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Counting Calories: How Many You Need in Your Diet

Counting Calories: How Many You Need in Your Diet

Nutri-Speak

A calorie is the amount of energy that food provides. The number of calories is determined by burning food in a device called a calorimeter and measuring the amount of heat produced. One calorie is equal to the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one liter of water one degree Celsius.

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Updated: February 4, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to a Belly Only Pregnancy

How to Have a Belly-Only Pregnancy

For some women, the ideal pregnancy is belly-only. A belly-only pregnancy means gaining weight only in the belly while keeping your limbs and behind toned and fit. While a belly-only pregnancy may be possible for some women, what’s really important is that pregnant women strive for a healthy pregnancy.

Is a Belly-Only Pregnancy Possible?

Yes, a belly-only pregnancy is possible, and for someone already in great physical shape, a great goal, but don’t stress if you gain some extra pounds. Pregnancy weight gain is normal, expected, and healthy.

Resolving In-Law Power Plays

Resolving In-Law Power Plays

Here are a few final suggestions to make it easier for you to solve power plays with your in-laws.

Don't Go There

People are written off or discounted when mean behavior is expected or tolerated. As a result, old complaints and power struggles keep repeating like a foot-long chili dog.

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To Change Your SAT Score, Change the Way You Take the Test

To Change Your SAT Score, Change the Way You Take the Test

Duh! I know that point seems incredibly obvious but according to many SAT "experts," the best way to improve your math score is to take lots of advanced math classes and the best way to improve your reading score is to read a lot of good books and the best way to improve your writing score is to write a lot. Gee, thanks for the hot tip!

Don't get me wrong. I encourage you to do these things—they'll improve your mind—but they're not going to change your SAT scores very much.

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by: Katy Abel

Top 10 Packable Lunches Kids Love

Easy Packable School Lunches

They want to eat: Peanut butter and fluff. Cupcakes with squiggles. Zero veggies.

You want them to eat: Turkey on whole wheat. An apple. Pretzels.

After dealing with back-to-school battles over homework and bedtime, many moms would rather surrender than fight over what kids eat (or throw away) in the school cafeteria. The good news: It's easier than ever to think outside the lunch box when it comes to food. It doesn't have to be a choice between what's good for your kids and what's fun to eat.

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Solving the Dinnertime Dilemma

Solving the Dinnertime Dilemma

I dread dinnertime. Without question, dinner is the most difficult meal of the day for me. It's when I juggle the nutritional needs and eating preferences of three children while trying to prepare an interesting, healthy meal for Tom and myself. Throughout the day, the dietitian in me has kept mental tabs on what each child has eaten and what remains to be consumed at dinner.

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The Seven-Day Plan for a Heart-Smart Diet

The Seven-Day Plan for a Heart-Smart Diet

To help you follow a heart-smart diet, here's a seven-day food plan that incorporates lean proteins and low-fat dairy products, unsaturated fats, loads of fresh fruit and vegetables, and plenty of fiber.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Raising Our Athletic Daughters

Raising Our Athletic Daughters

Can playing sports build self-esteem and actually save girls' lives? We asked Jean Zimmerman and Gil Reavill, authors of Raising Our Athletic Daughters, to give us the scoop on how and why playing sports benefits girls.

Q: What can participating in sports do for girls?

Gil & Jean: Girls who participate in sports are less likely to drop out of school, more likely to go on to college, and more likely to graduate from college.

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