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Dining al Fresco: Packing a Healthy Picnic

The sun is shining and the warm weather is here. Now is a great time to gather the family and enjoy dining outdoors. Whether you are heading out on an all-day adventure or setting up under a shady tree in the backyard, a picnic lunch or dinner doesn’t have to be filled with fat- and calorie-laden foods. continue reading →

Winter weight gain

Win the Battle Against Winter Weight Gain

For some of us, it’s almost accepted that we’ll put on a few pounds during the winter months. We’re less active—thanks, or no thanks, to the dark, cold days—and the lure of calorie-laden comfort foods is often too hard to resist. We tell ourselves that, come spring, we’ll get back on track and in shape just in time for the summer. continue reading →