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Intermittent Fasting Is All the Rage—But Is It Healthy?

Intermittent Fasting Is All the Rage—But Is It Healthy?

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When you hear the word “fasting,” you probably think of gimmicky diets—and, um, feeling “hangry.” But a growing body of research suggests that cycling super low-calorie days into your normal eating plan could potentially improve your health (more on that later). But before you skip lunch and let your gut start growling, read on for everything you need to know about intermittent fasting. What is intermittent fasting (IF)?In very basic terms, IF is occasional starvation done in a strategic way. The idea is to cycle between periods of regular eating and fasting, during which you severely restrict your calorie intake or don’t consume any food at all. Some people fast for hours, while some may go for a full day or longer.Fasting isn’t one size fits allIF may mean something different depend
3 Healthy Meals a Nutritionist Recommends at Chipotle

3 Healthy Meals a Nutritionist Recommends at Chipotle

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Here's exactly what to pick (and skip) to save on calories and carbs. "What should I eat when I'm on the go, and need to grab something fast?" That's one of the most common questions I get from clients. My typical response: look for a nearby Chipotle.  Right up front, I want to say that I have no affiliation with Chipotle, and never have. But as a nutritionist, I believe ingredients are the most important factor in deciding what to eat. And that's why, in my opinion, Chipotle's menu surpasses other fast-food joints.Just take a look at all the recognizable ingredients listed on Chipotle's site—from avocado to yellow onion—and compare them to the ingredients used by traditional fast-foo
An RD-Approved Guide to Healthy Snacking at Work

An RD-Approved Guide to Healthy Snacking at Work

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Whether your weakness is nonstop grazing or a "treat yourself" tendency, here's how to clean up your office picks. Whether your weakness is nonstop grazing or a "treat yourself" tendency, here's how to clean up your office diet.Your occasional splurge becomes a regular thingThe makeover: It happens all the time: An afternoon treat to break up a stressful workday—like a mocha topped with whipped cream or peanut butter pretzels—progresses from a once-in-a-while indulgence to a daily habit. If you've developed "treat creep," as I call it, swap your goodie for a healthy substitute for 30 days, then reintroduce it in a scheduled way (for example, have it on the first Friday of each month). The splurge will become special again, and you'll likely slash hundreds of
17 Healthy Grilled Chicken Recipes

17 Healthy Grilled Chicken Recipes

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Combine lemon juice, soy sauce, fresh ginger, lemon pepper, and garlic to make a kickin' marinade for grilled chicken. Fruit salsa adds sweetness, crunch, and a bit of fiber to this tropical dish. Ingredients: Lemons, low-sodium soy sauce, ginger, lemon pepper, garlic, chicken breasts, cooking spray, pineapple, kiwifruit, oranges, mango, red onion, cilantro, cumin, salt, pepper, jalapeño peppers Calories: 257 Try this recipe: Grilled Chicken With Fruit SalsaLet's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Healthy Fat? A Doctor Weighs In

Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Healthy Fat? A Doctor Weighs In

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Is there such a thing as eating too much avocado? Dr. Raj has the answer. You know healthy fats like salmon, avocado, and olive oil are good for you, but can you overdo it? The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans don't give a strict upper limit for how much total fat you should eat (though they do recommend keeping saturated fat consumption to less than 10 percent of your daily calorie intake). And as you know, healthy fats found in foods like avocado, nuts, salmon, and extra-virgin olive oil have many benefits: They provide your body with lasting energy, keep you feeling full longer, and help your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins. However, all dietary fat—both unhealthy trans and saturated fats and good-for-you monounsaturated and polyunsaturated f