Food provides the mixture of nutrients that the body needs, not just for fitness and well being, but for life itself. Women Fitness (WF) nutrition program will show how you can improve your nutrition and make an amazing difference in the way you look, act & feel. Eating a well-balanced diet is easier when you have a clear understanding of each of the six nutrients that are so vital to human body. These nutrients all play different-yet very important roles in nutrition.

 

» Tips for a Healthy Holiday 

Research has shown that those holiday pounds are part of the culprit of the obesity epidemic. Each year, many people just keep adding a few extra pounds until one day they wake up significantly overweight. If you're careful though, one can survive December without taking a hit to your waistline or your blood pressure.

 

» Tips for Preventing Holiday Weight Gain

Holidays provide a good excuse for overindulgence for more than a 60 day period of time to many women. A new study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that extra weight gained during the holidays accumulates through the years and may be a major contributor to obesity in later life.

 

» Managing a Perfect Diet Over the Holidays
There’s no reason to let your training and nutrition program spoil your holidays, but there’s also no reason to let your holidays spoil your training and nutrition program either! Read on....

 

» Diet containing too much sugar can quickly cause weight gain
All Starchy and sweet foods are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, causing a rise in the hormone insulin which acts to clear sugar and fat from the blood and to be stored in the tissues for future use. This causes weight gain. Read on....

 

» A Healthy Slimming Diet Over the Holidays

The diet should be based on lower-calorie, nutritious foods such as vegetables, fruit, lean meat, poultry, fish, low-fat dairy products, bread and cereals.

 

Preparing Healthy Food during Holiday Season

» Your favorite recipes can be modified to make them more nutritious or lower in fat by reducing or substituting ingredients that are more acceptable. Countdown for Christmas is on and with it the  planning of party menu. Not only are there some wonderful healthy variations on the Traditional Christmas dinner, but there are some fabulous Party Food recipes that are just right for this busy time of year. Read on...

 

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Popular Diets: What's the Best Approach?

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Low-fat vs. low-carb. The battle lines are drawn. But which is the best diet for losing weight? Learn how to tell one diet from another and how to cut through the hype.

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Helping Overweight Children

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Kids across the country eat too much and exercise too little. Doctors say that's a formula for weight problems, obesity and future health problems.

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Surgical Options for Weight Loss

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Many obese people fail diet after diet. For them, surgery can be another option. Although bariatric surgery can be risky, it can also help people live healthier lives.

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Low-Carb Diets: Are They Safe?

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So-called low carb diets are becoming more and more popular in the quest to fight the battle of the bulge. But how effective are these diets, and more importantly, how safe? Join our panel of experts for a discussion of the pros and cons of this controversial weight-loss method.

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Diet Tips to Energize You

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Do you find that you feel tired every afternoon, no matter how much sleep you've been getting? There's a good chance that your low energy could have to do with what you're eating, as well as how and when you're eating it. Today we'll discuss simple changes you can make in your diet to help you stay active and alert throughout the day.

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Test Your Nutrition Intuition

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There are people who know the nutritional value of foods and follow dietary recommendations to a tee. Others are clueless. Which camp are you in?

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Want to Learn to Eat Right? Work with a Dietician

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Eating a healthy diet is hard work. That's why people get help from registered dieticians who are part diet detective and part counselor. Learn how they can help you eat right.

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Healthy Skills for Your Grill

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Grilled foods are a popular staple for just about every chef, from backyard barbecuers to gourmet cooks, and grilling can be a great way to prepare low-fat meals. But some studies have shown that chemicals created through the grilling process can be carcinogenic. Is there really a cause to worry? And if so, what can you do to cut down the health risks of this otherwise healthy cooking technique? Join our panel of experts to find out.

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Energy Bars and Shakes: Health Food or Junk Food?

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  The idea of a snack has changed a lot in recent years. Energy bars can be found on almost any candy bar rack, and energy shakes are becoming a popular meal alternative. Our panel of nutritional experts will discuss the pros and cons of these products.

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  • What should you look for in an energy bar or shake?
  • What should you stay away from?
  • How should these foods be used? Can they ever replace meals?

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Brain Food: Can You Eat Yourself Smart?

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If you listen to the claims made about some dietary supplements, they'll have you thinking you can go from dunce to Einstein with the pop of a pill. Implausible as this sounds, information retention and mental alertness are two factors that drive many consumers to buy so-called "brain food" products like ginkgo biloba and selenium. There's a lot of hype, but also some promising facts. Join our panel of experts as they discuss what works, what doesn't -- and what dangers you should be aware of.

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Picnic Pitfalls: How to Keep Your Food Safe

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So you're going on a picnic. You've got a comfortable blanket, just the right spot for a relaxing outdoor meal, and your favorite foods packed in an old-fashioned basket. Sounds nice... but what's wrong with this picture? Well, if your food isn't insulated properly, there's a good chance that it's turned into a bacteria breeding ground -- and this could mean big trouble for you and your stomach. How do you keep your picnic from becoming a health hazard? Join our panel of experts to find out.

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Pesticides: Should You Be Worried?

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Just about everyone knows they should wash their fruits and vegetables before eating them. But do you know why? Removing pesticides is one of the major concerns. How worried should you be about pesticides? Join our panel of experts to find out, and to learn what you can do to make your food as pesticide-free as possible.

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Summer Snacking: How to Eat Healthy in the Summertime

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  It's summertime, and the eating is easy... With barbecues and baseball games, the summer months bring their characteristic foods -- hotdogs, ice cream, fresh fruit, and more. What should you know to keep your diet healthy? Join our panel of experts to find out. Topics will include:
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  • Preventing dehydration

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Reducing Your Risk: The Diet and Drug Connection

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  Research has long suggested a connection between diet and colon cancer. The good news is that 66% to 75% of colorectal cancer cases may be prevented by dietary changes, and recent studies have found that certain drugs and supplements may reduce risk. Join our panel of experts as they discuss what hurts and what helps.

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  · What is the connection between dietary fat and colon cancer risk?
  · Does fiber really help?
  · Can taking aspirin regularly reduce risk?
  · What promising preventive medicines are on the horizon?

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Fat Facts

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In our weight-conscious culture, fat is usually viewed as the enemy. But fat is an essential part of every healthy diet. The key is keeping it under control -- and distinguishing good fat from bad fat. Join our panel of nutrition experts as they discuss how fat can -- and should -- be a part of a healthy lifestyle.

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Can Heartburn Be Prevented?

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Many people who experience heartburn can anticipate it. And if they can anticipate heartburn, they can likely prevent it. Listen to doctors explain how to guard against heartburn, before it strikes.

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Cooking For People with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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The kitchen is where problems sometimes start and where solutions are often found for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). For the latest on food, nutrition and IBD, join host Bettina Gregory and two guests who share nutrition tips and special recipes for people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

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Nutritional Supplements: Healthy or Harmful?

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There is no question about it: dietary supplements are a booming trend. As many as one in three Americans take one every day, and seven in ten admit to using them from time to time. Hundreds of products are currently on the market, each promising more energy, a leaner body, increased mental alertness, or even better sexual performance. But the FDA does not regulate these products, and while most supplements are harmless, some can be dangerous--and even deadly--if misused. Our panel of experts will discuss what you should know about the risks involved in taking these supposed health boosters.

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The New Health Foods

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  If you walk into a health food store today, you're likely to be faced with a selection of products you've never heard of before.  What are they?  What are they good for? And are they for you? Join our panel of experts as they discuss the health foods that have become popular in recent years. Topics will include:
  • Soy
  • Flax seeds and isoflavones
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Organic vs. Inorganic Foods
  • And more!

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Vitamin and Mineral Supplements: Who Needs Them?

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  Vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C and E... Calcium.... Iron... We're told over and over that we need vitamins and minerals to stay healthy, and the countless supplements on the market offer endless combinations to choose from. Our panel will discuss vitamins and minerals, and their different benefits.
  • Does Vitamin C really help fight colds?
  • Can calcium really prevent osteoporosis?
  • Are any vitamins or minerals ever bad for you?
  • Is it better to get vitamins and minerals from food instead of pills?

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Herbal Extracts: Should We Believe the Hype?

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  In recent years, herbal and other food extracts like ginseng and ginko biloba have experienced a boom in our culture.  Once restricted to specialty health food stores, they are now prominent offerings in many drug stores, and popular ingredients in fruit drinks and iced teas.  Our panel will discuss some of the more popular products, clarifying what has been proven about them and what is still hearsay.  Topics will include:
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  • Does echinacea really help fight colds?
  • Can kava kava reduce anxiety? Can St. John's Wart treat depression?
  • What extracts are dangerous and should be avoided?

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Boosting Your Health: Nutritional Supplements for Men

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There seems to be a a nutritional supplement for everything these days, and health stores are stocked floor to ceiling with bottles to choose from. Join New York Mets and Giants’ nutritionist Heidi Skolnik, and clinical nutritionist Doug Kalman as they discuss the supplements every man should know about.

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Using Probiotics for Crohn's Disease and Colitis

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Yogurt, probiotics and nutritional therapy can be a comfort to people living with inflammatory bowel disease. Listen to experts discuss this approach to treating people with Crohn's and colitis.

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