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From the doc: Q & A with Dr. Garcia about cravings

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Dr. Garcia, talk to us about cravings … What’s your best advice when you’re hit with a serious craving and you’re trying to stick to eating healthy? Dr. G: Well, the first thing to do when you get a cravings is to drink an 8-ounce glass of water and wait a little bit to make sure you are hungry, not just thirsty. Thirst is often masked as hunger. Drinking your water and waiting 20 minutes …

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Healthy game day snacks

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Traditional game day foods tend to be greasy, fattening, and high in calories. Pizza, fried chicken, and nachos are common game day foods that sit heavy in your stomach and can lead to weight gain if you and your family members are prone to mindless munching while watching TV during the football season. But game day doesn’t necessarily have to offer negative health consequences — in fact, you can turn most of your favorite meals …

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7 tips for a healthy Halloween

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Resisting treats and goodies around Halloween can be tricky when you’ve been managing a healthy eating plan. One or two treats may not do much harm on their own, but when you start losing track, small treats here and there can add up, and derail your health goals. By the end of the year, you may once again find yourself back to making New Year’s resolutions surrounding your food choices. But what if you could …

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7 things to do before bed to help you lose weight

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Eating healthy foods and exercising consistently are important elements when it comes to losing weight and improving your health. But don’t overlook the impact of making small changes in other areas of your life as well. One important factor that is often overlooked in weight loss is sleep quality. All the other changes you make will have little impact on your weight if you’re not getting enough sleep. Countless studies show that lack of sleep …

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Meal prep tips for weight loss

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Whether you’re motivated about a new exercise routine, trying to lose excess weight, or simply trying to make better food choices in general, meal prep is essential for health-conscious individuals who are too busy to cook three square meals a day. Preparing meals ahead of time is one of the smartest, healthiest activities you can do if you’re serious and dedicated about improving your nutrition and shedding excess weight. Pre-made meals make it easier to …

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Keep your weight loss on track during back-to-school season

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Whenever your daily routine changes, it’s easy for certain habits to get lost in the shuffle. The start of a new school year is a prime example: maybe you’ve done a great job eating healthy and being active all summer, but as soon as you’re back to making lunches and driving the kids to and from activities, you find that it’s harder to focus on your own goals. The good news is, with some forethought …

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12 foods that provide lasting energy

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Fatigue and low energy levels are commonly caused by stress, lack of sleep, and poor nutrition. The foods you eat play a major role in your energy levels, and can make you feel either fresh and vibrant, or tired and lethargic. Staying hydrated and eating healthy foods packed with nutrients are key to maintaining great mental clarity and lasting energy throughout the day. Need a boost in your daily energy levels? Here are 12 foods …

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The best post-workout snacks

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Nourishing your body with healthy foods is the best way to reward yourself after having an amazing workout. Certain foods can promote muscle growth, replenish your energy, and help you recover more quickly. The best post-workout snacks are generally high in protein and complex carbohydrates — both of which can help you take your health, weight loss, and workouts to the next level! Aim to eat the following snacks within 30 to 45 minutes of …