Some great news today! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, recently reaffirmed the safety and benefits of low calorie sweeteners. Low calorie sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, stevia and sucralose are great options when you want to reduce sugar intake and they can be part of a healthy diet. The Academy offers these Continue Reading
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Take pictures of your weight loss journey every week. You’ll be amazed at the differences in your body over time and it’ll help keep you motivated to stay on track.
With all of the quick-fix gimmicks on the market for diet and exercise, it’s hard to discern what really works and what’s doesn’t. Can you really sweat off the weight by wearing a special “suit” in place of exercise? Can you lose fat by applying a cream to your thighs? These claims are obviously false but Continue Reading
This satisfying no-sugar-added recipe from Shape.com is so packed with dried cherries and rolled oats, the cookies taste more like delicious granola bars. As an added bonus, you can whip them up in less than half an hour. Rolled oats provide lots of fiber and the dried cherries give the cookies a big vitamin boost. Continue Reading
Berries are at their peak freshness in the spring and this recipe takes advantage of all those juicy, sweet strawberries pouring into grocery stores. With each serving coming in at only 190 calories you can afford to add a dollop of sugar-free whipped cream or a scoop of frozen yogurt. Makes 9 servings. Ingredients 12 Continue Reading