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Buying Organic at Farmer’s Markets

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One of my favorite memories growing up was going to the Dallas Farmer’s Market with my grandparents. It was so full of fresh produce and I loved seeing all the vibrant colors that went on for what seemed like miles. What I love most about farmer’s markets is getting what I eat directly from the source and knowing exactly what is coming to my table. You can find great local markets where you live with the handy Local Harvest and USDA locators. So why am I still hooked on farmer’s markets as an adult? One word: organic. The USDA standards are that […]

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Top 5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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Can you believe it is almost December? This year has flown by. I’m eager for all the holiday parties that will be coming up next month, but with parties comes food and with food comes potential weight gain. Weight gain is one thing no woman wants to experience! I’ve come up with my personal Top 5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain this season, check them out below: 1. Drink a glass of water before a big meal – Drinking a glass of water before a meal keeps you hydrated and “fills up” your stomach so that you don’t eat as much. […]

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The Rachael Ray “Non-Diet”

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Since lots of us are trying to eat healthier in the new year and possibly trying out some crazy diets, we thought we’d spotlight some of the latest diets in the news. My personal pick? The Rachael Ray “Non-Diet.” Of course you know I love my celebrity chefs. But Ms Ray seems to make a lot of sense with this plan, and I love it because nothing is totally off-limits. Basically, everything in moderation, with the addition of exercise. It’s the way I try to live my life already!  Let’s take a look at the rules (with my suggestions added): […]

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