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…

Be A Diligent Diner.

Dining out poses several challenges to those of us trying to watch our waistlines or just make healthier choices.  Menu items are frequently over-portioned and have hidden ingredients, calories and fat. Dining out doesn’t necessarily have to wreak havoc on your healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips for being more diligent when dining out: Have…

Be Grainy.

Eating whole grains instead of refined grains provides several health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, and can also help lower cholesterol levels. Refined grains have been polished and bleached so the outer bran layer, a layer containing rich antioxidants and fiber, and the inner germ, containing protein and…

Be An Early Bird.

The early bird gets the worm. Seriously?!?! Whoever came up with this saying is crazy… Worms aren’t that appealing, and getting up when the alarm goes off before the sun comes up is even less appealing.  Despite all that, getting up early and getting your workout in before your day starts boasts many benefits. Here…

Be Hungry.

Ever heard someone utter the phrase “my eyes are bigger than my stomach” as they painfully try to finish off all of the food on their plate? Unfortunately, it’s true that we are more likely to consume food based on external stimuli including what time it is, what food is sitting out and visible, if other…