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One of the biggest complaints I hear from people who are trying to make healthier changes to their diet is that reading a nutrition label is daunting. There is so much information, they often don’t know where to begin. Yet,…...

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Healthier cocktails for the summer, can help keep off the pounds. In this segment for Better Connecticut, we discuss three simple tips you can do to keep the refreshment high and the calories low. In summary, follow these tips to…...

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If you are a business traveler, you are probably getting your fair share of bread and butter. It is part and parcel of life on the road. Unfortunately, however, the bread and butter at lunch and dinner adds tons of…...

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Charles Stuart Platkin is the “Diet Detective” and each year he contacts the media departments of airlines to conduct a survey on airline meals and airline food as to which is healthiest. Although not all airlines were cooperative in giving…...

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Healthy eating on the road is a challenge. We all know that. But healthy travel depends on our ability to do so. When traveling, you have three approaches to healthy eating: 1) You can look for higher quality, healthier food…...

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Many people count calories when they are trying to lose weight.  Doing so can be very helpful, and often, can lead to greater and more sustainable weight loss.  In a study done by Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, those…...

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I’m not a big believer in counting calories.  I do think that it is important to be MINDFUL of how you eat, but counting calories makes anyone trying to be healthy feel like they are on a diet.  Who wants…...

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Our society seems completely obsessed with quantities of food, instead of quality of food.  I have read several blogs and forums around the web where individuals will choose a product over another because it contains fewer calories.  I’m not talking…...

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