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40 Quick and Easy Meals and Snacks with Protein40 Quick and Easy Meals and Snacks with Protein

40 Quick and Easy Meals and Snacks with Protein

Getting enough protein can help you manage hunger, maintain strength and metabolism, and support lean muscle mass.

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How to Prevent Food Triggers from Making You EatHow to Prevent Food Triggers from Making You Eat

How to Prevent Food Triggers from Making You Eat

There are several possible triggers that can lead to eating when your body is not actually hungry.

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Seven Ways to Be More Mindful When Choosing Healthy FoodsSeven Ways to Be More Mindful When Choosing Healthy Foods

Seven Ways to Be More Mindful When Choosing Healthy Foods

Mindful eating is an approach to food and eating that you can carry with you for life.

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20 Healthy Swaps So You Can Keep Losing Weight When You Have Cravings 20 Healthy Swaps So You Can Keep Losing Weight When You Have Cravings

20 Healthy Swaps So You Can Keep Losing Weight When You Have Cravings

Success with weight loss depends on your own diet choices. It’s common to crave high-calorie foods that are fatty or high in sugar or carbs, but these can interfere with weight loss.

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7-Day Quick and Easy Nutritious Meal Plan for Weight Loss with or without Medications7-Day Quick and Easy Nutritious Meal Plan for Weight Loss with or without Medications

7-Day Quick and Easy Nutritious Meal Plan for Weight Loss with or without Medications

Quick, satisfying meals can help you lose weight even when you’re busy or have cravings. Here is a 7-day meal plan to try.

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10 Healthy and Easy Breakfasts for January Weight Loss10 Healthy and Easy Breakfasts for January Weight Loss

10 Healthy and Easy Breakfasts for January Weight Loss

Benefits of a healthy breakfast include increasing energy and keeping you full for hours. It can also help with weight management. These 10 breakfasts have fiber and protein to stabilize blood sugar a

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Complete Guide to Grocery Shopping for a Healthy Start in the New YearComplete Guide to Grocery Shopping for a Healthy Start in the New Year

Complete Guide to Grocery Shopping for a Healthy Start in the New Year

Eating well can help you manage weight and improve health. Smart grocery shopping can help you get the foods you need so you can make healthy meals and snacks when you need them. 

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10 High-Protein Oatmeal Breakfasts to Help You Lose Weight with GLP-1 Medications10 High-Protein Oatmeal Breakfasts to Help You Lose Weight with GLP-1 Medications

10 High-Protein Oatmeal Breakfasts to Help You Lose Weight with GLP-1 Medications

Benefits of a healthy breakfast include increasing energy and keeping you full for hours. It can also help with weight management.

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Healthy Grocery Shopping for Weight LossHealthy Grocery Shopping for Weight Loss

Healthy Grocery Shopping for Weight Loss and Maintenance

What you eat is one of the most important factors in managing weight. You get more control over what you eat and how much you eat when you prepare your own food more often instead of eating out.

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Managing Food Cravings on Your Weight Loss Journey with GLP-1 Medications

Here’s what you should know about the science of cravings, how GLP-1 medications may affect cravings, and tips for managing cravings in healthy ways.

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3-Day Meal Plan for Weight Loss on GLP-1 Medications

These tips can also help you feel better and establish healthier habits throughout your weight loss journey and beyond.

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Best and Worst Thanksgiving Foods for Healthy Eating and Weight LossBest and Worst Thanksgiving Foods for Healthy Eating and Weight Loss

Best and Worst Thanksgiving Foods for Healthy Eating and Weight Loss

Most Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with friends or family, but the meal can be 3,000 or more calories.

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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Weight LossSugar-Sweetened Beverages and Weight Loss

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight and improve health, drinking sugar-sweetened beverages can be something to focus on. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the biggest source of sugar in the American diet, and they

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Easy Ways to Have a Healthy and Safe HalloweenEasy Ways to Have a Healthy and Safe Halloween

Easy Ways to Have a Healthy and Safe Halloween

With Halloween coming up, it’s time to put together your healthy plan. You can enjoy a piece or two of your favorite candy, or maybe a cookie decorated like a pumpkin without going overboard. With som

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Set Up Your Kitchen for Weight Loss SuccessSet Up Your Kitchen for Weight Loss Success

Set Up Your Kitchen for Weight Loss Success

Your kitchen can have a major impact on your eating habits. Is your kitchen helping you reach your weight loss and health goals, or is it interfering with your progress? Here are some ways to set up y

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9 Ways to Overcome Food Cravings9 Ways to Overcome Food Cravings

9 Ways to Overcome Food Cravings

Focusing on nutritious foods and planning your meals and snacks can be effective strategies for weight loss, but what happens when you have cravings for less healthy, high-calorie foods?

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Best Quick and Healthy Packed Lunches for Weight LossBest Quick and Healthy Packed Lunches for Weight Loss

Best Quick and Healthy Packed Lunches for Weight Loss

What’s for lunch? That’s a question that parents hear a lot when their children go back to school, but it’s also worth thinking about lunch for yourself.

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6 Healthy Meals with Beans, Peas, or Lentils for Weight Loss6 Healthy Meals with Beans, Peas, or Lentils for Weight Loss

6 Healthy Meals with Beans, Peas, or Lentils for Weight Loss

Legumes, or beans, peas, and lentils, are linked to health benefits such as lower body fat, lower risk for diabetes, improved heart health, and more.

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10 Fast Food Breakfasts That Can Fit into Your Weight Loss Plan

More than 1 in 5 adults eat fast food for breakfast on a given day.

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Eating Well and Losing Weight While on the Road

It can be hard to eat well and lose weight while traveling, but it's possible! Here are tips for healthy eating on the road.

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Printable Meal Plan for Weight Loss with Fiber and Whole GrainsPrintable Meal Plan for Weight Loss with Fiber and Whole Grains

Printable Meal Plan for Weight Loss with Fiber and Whole Grains

Healthy eating for weight loss can be simple and tasty. This is a simple meal plan full of whole grains and fiber so you can manage hunger and get more nutrients. Most of the meals take only a few min

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What Are Some Healthy Snacks You Can Have Without Breaking Your Calorie Budget?

What snacks can you eat that won’t put you over on calories or carbs? Here are some healthy snacks that can fill you up while you stick to your weight loss and healthy eating intentions.

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Eight Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget Plus Ten Healthy Low-Cost Meals

Prices seem to be going up every day, but there are some tips and tricks that can help you stick to your health goals. Here are eight tips to eat healthy on a budget.

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Diabetes and Rice | Can I Eat Rice With Diabetes?Diabetes and Rice | Can I Eat Rice With Diabetes?

Diabetes and Rice | Can I Eat Rice With Diabetes?

When you have diabetes, what you eat is a large part of maintaining blood sugar levels. Is rice safe for diabetes? It depends on what kind!

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9 Tips For A Healthy Fast Food Breakfast for Diabetes9 Tips For A Healthy Fast Food Breakfast for Diabetes

9 Tips For A Healthy Fast Food Breakfast for Diabetes

Eating fast food can be hard to avoid. Here are some tips for a healthy fast food breakfast for diabetes to keep blood sugar stable.

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Can I Eat Chocolate with Diabetes? Everything You Need To KnowCan I Eat Chocolate with Diabetes? Everything You Need To Know

Can I Eat Chocolate with Diabetes? Everything You Need To Know

Happily, chocolate has a low glycemic index (GI), which means it does not lead to sharp spikes in blood sugar when you eat it.

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Alcohol and Type 2 DiabetesAlcohol and Type 2 Diabetes

Alcohol and Type 2 Diabetes

How does Alcohol and type 2 diabetes affect blood sugar? You might be asking this common question if you have diabetes or prediabetes.

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What's Better: Whole Wheat or Whole Grain?What's Better: Whole Wheat or Whole Grain?

What's Better: Whole Wheat or Whole Grain?

When trying to add more whole grains, you need to know which ones to choose. Whole-wheat and whole-grain products are everywhere, but which are best?

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High Carb Foods and Low Carb Foods

For most people, carbohydrates are the main source of energy in the diet. Here are foods high in carbs and foods low in carbs as your guide!

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How many servings of carbs a day?How many servings of carbs a day?

Serving Sizes and Carbs

Carbohydrates are necessary for energy and are the main source of fuel for most people. But how many carbs are in the average serving size?

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How to Follow a Low Glycemic Index DietHow to Follow a Low Glycemic Index Diet

How to Follow a Low Glycemic Index Diet

The glycemic index of a food is a measure of how it affects your blood sugar. Foods with a high GI leads to a quick and high spike in your blood sugar levels, followed by a dip. Foods with a lower GI have a less dramatic and healthier effect on your blood sugar.

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Alcohol and PrediabetesAlcohol and Prediabetes

Alcohol and Prediabetes

If you have prediabetes, be aware of the amount and type of alcoholic beverages you drink. Alcohol can interfere with insulin and lead to higher blood sugar

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Glycemic Index: How to Determine High vs Low Glycemic FoodsGlycemic Index: How to Determine High vs Low Glycemic Foods

Glycemic Index: How to Determine High vs Low Glycemic Foods

The time has come to rethink what you thought you knew about carbohydrates if you thought all are the same. Instead of following a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet that was popular decades ago, or avoiding nearly all carbohydrates with a low-carbohydrate diet, you can take a more moderate approach by choosing the "good" carbs using the glycemic index.

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6 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget6 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

6 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

When you are eating for health and weight loss, you may notice something: healthy eating can hurt your wallet! But it is possible to eat healthy on a budget

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10 Surprising Foods with Added Sugars|Spaghetti Sauce - Marinara sauce|Granola Bars|Canned Soup|Ketchup|Dairy-Free Milk Substitutes|Cereals|Oatmeal|Spaghetti Sauce10 Surprising Foods with Added Sugars|Spaghetti Sauce - Marinara sauce|Granola Bars|Canned Soup|Ketchup|Dairy-Free Milk Substitutes|Cereals|Oatmeal|Spaghetti Sauce

10 Surprising Foods with Added Sugars

Added sugars bring calories without essential nutrients, drive up blood sugar levels, and contribute to diabetes and other chronic diseases.

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6 Myths about Gluten-Free Foods6 Myths about Gluten-Free Foods

6 Myths about Gluten-Free Foods

Gluten-free foods are everywhere these days, and you may already be enjoying them! But are these foods really healthier, or are these myths about gluten?

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Why Fish Is a Healthy Protein, And How To Get More Of ItWhy Fish Is a Healthy Protein, And How To Get More Of It

Why Fish Is a Healthy Protein, And How To Get More Of It

Fish protein is among one of the best sources of protein. It can help you lose weight reduce carb cravings, and lower blood sugar.

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Welcome to Badges: FruitWelcome to Badges: Fruit

Welcome to Badges: Fruit

Most types of fruit are rich in nutrients such as dietary fiber, potassium, vitamins A and C, and phytochemicals. They are nearly fat-free.

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Don't Let Hidden Sugars Fool You!

Cutting back on sugar? Choices such as desserts and sugary sodas are obviously high in sugar. But many other foods have more sugar than you may think!

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Welcome to Lark Badges: Fried Foods

Fried foods are consistently linked to unfavorable health outcomes. People who eat more fried foods may be more likely to gain weight.

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Welcome to Badges: Healthy Protein FoodsWelcome to Badges: Healthy Protein Foods

Welcome to Badges: Healthy Protein Foods

Healthy protein is a nutrient that is necessary for maintaining muscle mass, supporting a healthy immune system, and letting your body function properly.

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Welcome to Lark Badges: Healthy FatWelcome to Lark Badges: Healthy Fat

Welcome to Lark Badges: Healthy Fat

Certain types of healthy fats are essential (necessary) nutrients in the diet, and these and other healthy fats have certain benefits

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Meat

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Welcome to Badges: Grain

The main nutrient in grains is starch, which is a type of carbohydrate and a source of calories. Grains are an easy source of energy or fuel for your body.

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Welcome to Meal Logging & Badges: ProteinWelcome to Meal Logging & Badges: Protein

Welcome to Meal Logging & Badges: Protein

Protein is an essential nutrient. It is part of your muscles, and various proteins make up your immune system and some hormones.

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Welcome to Badges: Pickled

Pickles and pickled foods can have benefits, especially if you choose them instead of less-healthy foods. Most pickled vegetables are low in calories!

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Welcome to Lark Badges: Sugar

Sugars are types of carbohydrates. They supply 4 calories per gram. That means, like any type of calorie-containing nutrient, consuming too much can lead to weight gain.

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Welcome to Badges: Saturated FatWelcome to Badges: Saturated Fat

Welcome to Badges: Saturated Fat

A good amount of evidence suggests that diets high in saturated fat are linked to higher risk for obesity and heart problems, along with diabetes.

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Whole GrainsWhole Grains

Welcome to Badges: Whole Grains

Whole grains contain dietary fiber, a bit of protein, and are natural sources of nutrients, but can be high in carbs and sugar.

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Welcome to Badges: Starchy Veggies|green peasWelcome to Badges: Starchy Veggies|green peas

Welcome to Badges: Starchy Veggies

Starchy vegetables are naturally rich in a variety of nutrients. They are good sources of dietary fiber, which lowers cholesterol and aids digestive health.

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"Healthy" Summer Foods That Aren't Healthy|lemonade is high in calories||Smoothies|Tomato Bisque|Zucchini Bread|Crab Cakes|Broccoli Salad|Peach Pie"Healthy" Summer Foods That Aren't Healthy|lemonade is high in calories||Smoothies|Tomato Bisque|Zucchini Bread|Crab Cakes|Broccoli Salad|Peach Pie

"Healthy" Summer Foods That Aren't Healthy

Summer is the peak season for fresh foods, But be warned: some of the most popular ways of preparing them are not quite as healthy as you may think!

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Healthy Sides for Burgers

Healthy grilling can quickly become unhealthy based on what you eat with it! Here are some easy and healthy, sides you can pair with your gilled meals.

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Honey vs. Sugar: Are Honey and Sugar Okay For Diabetes?Honey vs. Sugar: Are Honey and Sugar Okay For Diabetes?

Honey vs. Sugar: Are Honey and Sugar Okay For Diabetes?

Are sweeteners okay at all with diabetes? Honey and sugar are both carbs, but they do have some differences that can help guide decisions.

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Blood Sugar Chart: What's the Normal Range for Blood Sugar?

Blood sugar is an important part for you to be healthy but remembering what a normal level can be hard. Let our blood sugar level chart help!

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Make Healthy Foods More DeliciousMake Healthy Foods More Delicious

Make Healthy Foods More Delicious

We should eat healthy, but making good choices can feel like a chore rather than a pleasure. Food that is good for you can taste good, too!

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Tweak Your Plate for Easier Weight Loss at Home|Salmon|Baked skinless Fried Chicken|Baked sweet potato with non-fat plain yogurt|Cobb Salad|Teriyaki Chicken BowlTweak Your Plate for Easier Weight Loss at Home|Salmon|Baked skinless Fried Chicken|Baked sweet potato with non-fat plain yogurt|Cobb Salad|Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

Tweak Your Plate for Easier Weight Loss at Home

As you continue your weight loss and build your expertise, you may have learned quite a bit about creating healthy meals for losing weight.

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How Will You Enjoy Your Healthy Meals?How Will You Enjoy Your Healthy Meals?

How Will You Enjoy Your Healthy Meals?

It is easier to make the “right” choice when it is also the tastier choice. Try new foods and recipes, and making small swaps!

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