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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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Last month I was lucky enough to meet the Executive Chairman of Vitamix at the LOHAS Forum. During our conversation, we commiserated on how we love smoothies and choose them over juice or juicing. I shyly admitted that I did…...

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As a road warrior, it is likely that you hop from restaurant to restaurant in search of tasty, yet healthy food. Unless we succumb to the quarter pounder at McDonalds, however, portion sizes vary tremendously from eating establishment to eating…...

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Maintaining a healthy diet on the road is hard enough, but if you require gluten-free restaurants, are vegan or vegetarian, or suffer from food allergies, it becomes exponentially more difficult. Business travel doesn’t mean you have to forgo your dietary…...

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If you are a business traveler, your elite status may get you access to the club floor for breakfast. If not, a lot of hotels offer a breakfast buffet as a quick and convenient option for most of their guests.…...

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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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Last week I fell victim to the blizzard of the northeast and got stuck in Chicago for a night on my way back from Seattle. Coming off a fantastic visit with my publisher (AmazonEncore) for Get Real and Stop Dieting!,…...

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If you’re like me, coconut conjures the taste of tropical drinks, Thai food, and, of course, the almighty Mounds bar. Health-food drink? Not so much. Until recently, that is. Lately, it seems that Hollywood has swapped its Smartwaters for the…...

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When we’re on the road, it can be difficult to eat well. We often resort to pre-packaged snacks, fast-food or dining out at restaurants that cook with questionable ingredients. Salt (also known as sodium) is typically an afterthought on most…...

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