• Looks like a great way to start the day!

    We've all heard that skipping breakfast is bad for us-from our moms to the media. And there are good reasons why you should grab a bite to eat on your way out the door. Ditching the first meal of the day has been linked to everything from high cholesterol levels to large waist sizes.

    RESEARCH: Skipping Breakfast Linked to Major Health Risks

    "When we skip breakfast, we have elevations in morning and afternoon hunger, plus a desire to eat and a reduced fullness or satiety," says Heather Liedy, Ph.D., assistant professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at the University of Missouri. "We also have elevations in ghrelin, a hormone known to increase hunger, and reductions in PYY, a hormone known to increase satiety." As if that weren't enough, skipping breakfast makes the regions in your brain that control cravings more active in the evening.

    Liedy is the author of a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that not only reinforces the findin

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  • Source: Before Making That Call: 14 Takeout Tips to Always Remember

    When you're feeling exhausted with no time to cook, takeout happens. Even if you're in a bind for time, there's no reason to let all your healthy day's work go to the wind with one bad binge. Here are 14 takeout tips to always keep in mind - regardless of what kind of cuisine you'll be enjoying!

    • Think first: Don't call your takeout spot in a frenzied state. Come up with a well-thought order, and stick to the plan when the time comes to talk. This way you won't have buyer's remorse after ordering a huge pizza with all the fatty fixings.
    • Pass on the fried stuff: The rest of your meal will be delicious and filling; there's no need to overload on unhealthy starters. Crispy Chinese egg rolls and fried Indian samosas filled with veggies are fresh on their own, but all that oil changes the equation.
    • Order broth-based: Soups can be a healthy addition to your takeout night, but you've got to look at more than th
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  • "Drink your milk so you grow up big and strong!" I can't tell you how many times I've heard that phrase uttered in my life. I know I sure drank my fair share of milk growing up, but I eventually stopped chugging milk like there was no tomorrow when I figured out how much it was upsetting my stomach. It wasn't until well down the road that I started learning about some of the health problems dairy can cause, like joint pain, autoimmune disease, disrupted hormone regulation, and even some cancers. "But what about getting enough calcium?" is a question I am often asked as a dietitian when I recommend cutting down on milk What if you don't want to drink milk? Will your bones crumble to pieces before you cross The Hill to the big bad 50? Put your worries aside and click through for 7 non-dairy sources of calcium. -By Heather Neal

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  • The snacking urge hits all of us at some time or another. I rarely meet someone who doesn't confess to reaching for junk food in the hours following a long workout or a stressful day at the office. There's nothing wrong with snacking per se. Well-designed (i.e. healthy) snacks can prevent severe hunger pangs and consequent binges, can fuel you for a workout when you haven't the time or the stomach for a full meal, and finally, snacks can add energy and otherwise-missing nutrients to your diet. The trick is knowing what to choose. To help, here's a list of nutritious, satisfying snacks complete with reasons to choose them and nutritional highlights. Consider one of these the next time you find yourself staring into the abyss of your pantry and reaching for the chips... (and while you're at it, here are some tips on How to Makeover Your Eating Habits.)

    Snack Choice: Trail mix containing ¾ cup bran flakes tossed with ¼ cup each dried berries, apricots, and mixed nuts

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  • 10 Super-Healthy Foods You're Not Eating Yet
    By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., Nutrition Editor, EatingWell Magazine

    Kale, quinoa, Greek yogurt. All are super-healthy foods you should be eating--and chances are you already are. Looking for a new über-healthy food to add to your repertoire? Check out this list! Whether your diet could use a health tune-up or already is the epitome of health, we think you'll find at least one food on this list to add to your diet.

    1. Chia
    Health-conscious eaters are getting serious about--and going crazy for--chia seeds (yes, like the "pets"). It's no wonder: they deliver as much protein as some nuts as well as heart-healthy alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based omega-3 fat. Per tablespoon, chia delivers 2 grams protein, 4 grams fiber and 1.75 grams ALA. Chia seeds may have celebrity status as the newest superfood fad, but they've been around for centuries (they were prized by the Aztecs). The seeds absorb liquid easily, gelling and making a creamy addition to oats and pancakes. Tha

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