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Balancing Food and Fitness this Holiday Season

Posted by: Bill Olson    Dec 3, 2019 8:22:00 AM

With our busy lives and schedules, it can be difficult to find the right balance between food and fitness. The holidays compound the challenge even more. Between work and personal life, deadlines and sleep, indulgence and healthful eating, somewhere there is surely a balance! We’re here to show you how to do it.

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Topics: wellness, healthy eating, Holiday Wellness, Stay Fit the Holidays

Easy food swaps to healthy-up your diet

Posted by: Bill Olson    Apr 2, 2019 4:38:39 PM

shutterstock_594621377Did you know you can eat plenty of food to fill  you up, while cutting out some of the not-so-healthy stuff? It’s true. You can enjoy some of your favorite, most decadent recipes simply by doing some creative ingredient swapping.

Don’t just think about the number of calories in a food. There’s more to it than that. You get full from the amount you eat, not by how many calories you eat. It’s about replacing higher calorie foods with lower-calorie options or with foods higher in fiber that will fill you up. Some of these include fruits and vegetables, low-fat and fat-free dairy, and beans and peas.

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Topics: healthy lifestyles, diet, healthy eating