Be Dressed Up.

Here’s another holiday eating tip: Dress for success! Instead of showing up to your Thanksgiving dinner in loose fitting jeans, or even worse-sweatpants, wear something form fitting. By wearing something that fits you properly, you’ll be less likely to eat until your pants feel tight and you won’t have an elastic waist band that allows…

Be Green.

The health benefits of vegetables are indisputable, but even so most of us have a hard time incorporating the recommended 3-5 daily servings. A serving size of vegetables is roughly a 1/2 cup of cooked vegetables or 1 cup of raw salad vegetables.  If you are one who struggles with getting your daily dose here…

Be (Un)Craved.

Picture this…you’re sitting in an armchair, reading your favorite magazine (let’s say Real Simple, my personal fav), and all of a sudden it hits…an evil CRAVING!  You know there is chocolate in the kitchen, and you know you shouldn’t go get it, but you just can’t resist. And maybe its not chocolate, maybe its chips…

Be Super.

What the heck is a “super food”? After seeing this claim plastered all over food labels recently, I decided to delve a little further and look into what a super food actually is. And no, these foods unfortunately don’t wear spandex and large letters on their chests. Turns out “super food” is somewhat of a made…

Be Gutsy.

I grew up hearing all about bacteria and how bad it is, causing you to get sick and hiding on every surface in public places.  But bacteria isn’t all bad. Probiotics, often called “good bacteria” help keep our digestive system functioning properly and offer us some level of protection from harmful bacteria. While you don’t…

Be A Pal.

Check out www.myfitnesspal.com. It is not only an online calorie and exercise tracker, but it also has nutrition information for pretty much everything you can think of.  It even has specific brands of your favorite items. There is a web-based version, and mobile versions for the iPhone, and Droid.  A version for Blackberry is currently…

Be Plated.

Try this trick to help control your portion size… Use 7″ plates instead of the standard 9-10″ inch plates we typically keep in the kitchen cabinet. By having these small plates, it will be easier to serve yourself more appropriate portion sizes and resist loading up your 10″ plate. Make sure to store the smaller…