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. […]

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 […]

This is Day 5 of Well’s Mediterranean Diet Week. Start at the beginning here. The Mediterranean diet isn’t like other diets. To begin with, it’s more of a style of eating than a strict regimen. And adopting it doesn’t involve many of the sacrifices people associate with healthy eating. Compared with other wholesome diets, for example, the Mediterranean diet is relatively high in fat. Federal health officials recommend that 20 to 35 percent of your daily calories come from fat […]

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 […]

Balance your macros. Keep your high-protein, low-carb meals to 35% carbohydrates, 30% fat, and 35% protein, Brooking and Harris-Pincus suggest. On a 2,000-calorie diet, this will look like 175 g of carbohydrates, 67 g of fat, and 175 g of protein per day. There’s no need to overload the protein. As Harris-Pincus mentioned, we can only use around 25 to 30 g of protein per meal to maximize muscle growth and repair, so stick to this number. Focus on fiber. […]

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 […]

The study, carried out by a team based at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and published in the International Journal of Food Science & Technology investigated how ‘healthy option’ packaging labels feed into shoppers’ subconscious, sparking a range of behaviours which can lead to consuming more calories than they think. Faced with a bewildering array of food choices, the study found time poor shoppers tend to place trust in the ‘at a glance’ front of package messages rather than reading the […]

Eating right is not just for kids! People often associate poor eating behaviors with kids. While many children lack an adequate intake of vegetables and other healthy foods, this problem is not exclusive to the young. Adults, too, may exhibit poor nutritional behaviors that can sabotage good health. How can this be addressed? Read on for helpful tips for adult healthy eating. What should adults eat for better health? Per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eating plans for […]

Open this photo in gallery: Don’t shortchange your diet of healthy fats.Vovchyn Taras/iStockPhoto / Getty Images Many people seek out healthier versions of their usual staples and snacks in an effort to improve their diet. That’s commendable. Yet labels boasting “low-fat,” “calorie-reduced,” “made with real fruit” or “all-natural,” for example, don’t necessarily mean a food product is nutritionally superior. In some cases, making the “healthier” choice may lead you to unwittingly sacrifice nutrients – and consume unwanted ingredients. Think twice […]