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 […]

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 […]

Trying to lose weight usually means making different dietary choices so you can maximize the amount of nutrients, energy and fullness you get from the least number of calories. Luckily, there are many foods that can help with weight loss that you may be eating already. When you’re losing weight, you should look for foods that keep you full for long period and kickstart your metabolism, as well being packed with macronutrients and low in added sugar and other characteristics […]

If you’re trying to lose weight, opting for fat-free alternatives to your favorite foods could seem like a good way to go in order to lower your calorie intake and drop pounds faster. After all, doesn’t the idea of indulging in sweet treats without gaining weight sound amazing? However, it’s not that simple. The fact is that many low-fat or fat-free options can actually be worse for you in the long run. That’s because these foods are oftentimes loaded with sugar […]

If you’re trying to shed some pounds this winter, you may be putting extra thought into the items you put into your cart at the grocery store. After all, your diet is one of the most important aspects of weight management, and the first step to eating healthy is stocking your kitchen with healthy foods. Some things are a no-brainer: don’t overindulge in processed, salty snacks; stay away from sugar-loaded desserts, etc. However, some items on the shelves may have […]

We may earn commission from links on this page, but we only recommend products we back. Why Trust Us? 1 Everything Bagel Salmon Breakfast Wrap Alexandre Morin-Laprise//Getty Images Running out the door? For a potable breakfast, make a wrap. Lay out two lavash flatbreads, spread on Greek yogurt, sprinkle in scallions and seasonings, fill ‘em up with your salmon and veggies plus a handful of shredded lettuce, and wrap it all up. Get the recipe >> 2 Apple-Cheese Strudel foodandwinephotography//Getty […]

Finding lower-fat menu items at fast-food restaurants isn’t an easy feat. Most fast food choices are laden with fat, especially saturated fat, which has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease. To be able to enjoy fast food as part of a lower-fat diet, your best bet is to be prepared. Below are 10 fast food menu options that provide less than 30% of total calories from fat for the meal. Although total fat is kept in check, […]

This story has been updated since it was originally posted on 8/8/2022 to include more expert insight Salads can be a great, nutrient-packed meal option for anyone trying to lose weight or simply lead a healthy lifestyle. However, whether or not your salad is actually healthy is completely dependent on the ingredients you put in it—and that includes the dressing. While there are some obvious fattening options to steer clear of, such as creamy ranch or Caesar, there’s one type of […]

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. What’s not to love about the classic chicken nugget? They’re accessible, relatively cheap, easy to eat with one hand, and they’re oh-so delectable. But those little nuggets can be deceiving. While they are an easy source of protein, some varieties can be packed with sodium, […]

By melting low-fat cheese over your egg whites, spreading margarine on “light” bread, using plant-based crumbles instead of turkey or tofu in your tacos, and powering up with plant-based energy drinks instead of coffee, you may think you’re making healthy choices. But, according to registered dietitians, some of these so-called “healthy” foods might not actually be a better option.    In some cases, you might be missing out on important nutrients. In others, some of these “healthy” products are more processed […]