Our favorite thing about peanut butter is how filling (and affordable) it is. Add it to smoothies, oatmeal, noodles and sandwich recipes, or pair it with apples and celery for a boost of protein that’ll help hold you over between meals. In addition to being protein-packed, peanut butter and nuts in general have a ton of health perks. “[Nuts] are dominant in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are considered heart-healthy because they help lower LDL (aka ‘bad’) cholesterol,” says Stoler. […]

Northwest Colorado Health provides free screenings to help clients gauge their heart health and risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes by checking BMI, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Glucose.Courtesy photo Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One in five deaths is due to heart disease, even though the disease is largely preventable. Keeping your heart healthy starts with living a heart-healthy lifestyle. But first, you need to get smart about your heart. Knowing what causes […]

We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. getty 1 Roasted chickpeas getty ‘The nice thing about roasted chickpeas is you can create many different flavour profiles (sweet, savoury, spicy, plain) and eat them on their own or add them into a snack or trail mix,’ says Dewsnap. 2 Whole-wheat pretzels with dip Line Klein//Getty Images Pretzels are pretty versatile in terms of what you can pair them with. Dewsnap likes a whole-grain or whole-wheat […]

You know what they say: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But while it’s obvious that eating a healthy breakfast is a crucial part of losing weight and keeping your overall wellness in check, it’s not always obvious what, exactly, a healthy breakfast entails. In fact, many popular options that may seem good for you could actually be taking a toll on your body, leading to inflammation, and potentially even slowing your metabolism. To shed some light […]

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy. A free 7-day, flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas and a shopping list. All recipes include macros and Weight Watchers points. Free 7 Day Healthy Meal Plan (Jan 22-28) I hope everyone stayed warm this week! I have great news, I am doing a book tour for Skinnytaste Simple with Williams Sonoma and I will be traveling to Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Washington DC, and King of Prussia, PA February 6 to February 11. Get […]

The product recommendations in this post are recommendations by the writer and/or expert(s) interviewed and do not contain affiliate links. Meaning: If you use these links to buy something, we will not earn a commission. “Losing weight” is an ominous phrase that makes a lot of us give up before we’ve even begun the journey. Although weight loss is all about being in a caloric deficit, that doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself of foods you love—especially when it […]

Fat is back. At least, according to the Waitrose 2023 Food and Drink report. Low-fat dairy alternatives are one of the food and drink trends falling out of favour, with one-third of the 2,000 people they surveyed saying they’ve switched from eating a low-fat dairy product to a full-fat one. Since the ‘fat-free’ fad diet craze of the 1980s, which led to the US and UK introducing dietary guidelines with the aim of reducing fat intake, fat has been deemed […]

The new year is here and the insanity of the season has come to an end. As the holiday fog begins to lift from our brains, we now have more time to focus on the intentions we set for 2024. Some people may have set intentions that are health-related, like moving your body more or eating more nutritious foods, and some may have set the goal of losing a few pounds. If healthy, sustainable weight loss is on your resolutions […]

But the source of the fats you choose — and the rest of what you typically eat — make a big difference. For the last half of the 20th century, most major health organizations, including the American Heart Association, recommended a low-fat diet.  Yes, they did, but the message has changed dramatically. Now, the American Heart Association, the federal dietary guidelines, and other nutrition authorities have shifted away from advising people to limit the total amount of fat in their […]

If you fall victim to the dreaded “what’s for dinner?” question when you’re on a weight loss journey, we hear ya. It can be overwhelming to meal prep and plan ahead, especially at the end of a long day. Good news, though! We did the hard part for you and rounded up tons of delicious recipes—48 to be exact—that will support your weight loss efforts and keep you happy, healthy, and satisfied. First, a few pointers. A healthy dinner should […]