6 Ways to Eat Less at a Party6 Ways to Eat Less at a Party

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eat less at a party

Take a lap around the table.

Before you grab a plate and jump in the food line, take a look at what is offered. Results of observational research conducted by Dr. Brian Wansink of Cornell University report that this practice is a characteristic shared by thinner people versus those who are overweight. Circle the buffet table and put all of the foods into three categories -- savor, sample, and skip. Take an appropriate portion of the foods you must try, take a taste of those that spark your curiosity, and skip foods that are not special to the occasion.

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Cocoa Banana Yogurt Pops RecipeCocoa Banana Yogurt Pops

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Cocoa Banana Yogurt Pops

You can create your own frozen treats while keeping them low in calories and fat. These yogurt pops use banana, cocoa, and honey to satisfy any sweet tooth.

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Common Weight Loss MistakesCommon Weight Loss Mistakes

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common weight loss mistakes

Working hard to lose weight and then failing to reach your goals is frustrating. These are 8 weight loss mistakes you might be making and how to avoid them.

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Overweight & MalnutritionOverweight & Malnutrition

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overweight and malnourished

Malnutrition occurs when there is a lack of necessary nutrients. It is often associated with starvation, but it is now evident that malnutrition applies to overeating as well as undereating. It is possible for a person to become overweight while also failing to get important nutrients.

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Pasta Salad with Grapes and Pecans RecipePasta Salad with Grapes and Pecans

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pasta salad w/ grapes and pecans recipe

Picnics and potluck dinners are not complete without pasta salad. Filled with sweet grapes, crunchy pecans, and a light dressing, this version saves you calories without sacrificing flavor. You can substitute your favorite pasta for the orzo, or use brown rice or whole grain couscous.

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6 Tips for Grilling Vegetables6 Tips for Grilling Vegetables

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Tips for Grilling Vegetables

Grilling fruits and vegetables creates delicious flavors by caramelizing the natural sugars. The following tips will help you get the most out of your fresh produce while keeping your meal healthy.

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Carrot Coconut Muffins RecipeCarrot Coconut Muffins

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Carrot Coconut Muffin Recipe

Under 200 calories per serving and a good source of fiber, these filling muffins make a great on-the-go breakfast. This recipe uses fresh, sweet dates and shredded carrots to cut down on the amount of added sugar. Unsweetened applesauce eliminates the need for oil while keeping them tender and delicious.

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Healthy Snack IdeasHealthy Snack Ideas

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healthy snack ideas

Nutrition professionals recommend that snacks contain about 200 calories. Combining complex carbohydrates and heart-healthy fat with protein gives snacks the staying power to keep you energized. A great way to create a balanced snack is to pick a healthy food and pair it with nutrient-packed dips or toppings. Below are a few examples of healthy dippers and spreads or toppings to enjoy with them.

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