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Weight Loss Quick Fix or Quick Failure?
If you are like many Americans, you may have a desire to lose weight. And while a national market research group suggests that fewer people are dieting than in years past, starting a new weight loss diet in the New Year is something of a tradition in the United States. So, what are people doing to “try to lose weight?”
People choose vegetarian diets for a variety of reasons including health, social, ethical, environmental, religious, or other factors. Nutritionally adequate vegetarian styles of eating are supported by scientific literature as healthful and beneficial in the treatment and prevention of certain chronic diseases. Also, vegetarian diets are found to be appropriate for individuals during all stages of life including infancy, childhood and adolescence, during pregnancy and lactation, and for athletes. As more people turn to this diet, more vegetarian foods, including vegetarian and vegan fiber bars, become available. This article explains some of the basic elements of vegetarian diets, nutritional considerations and practical tips.
When you're eating for two, you're often twice as considerate of what you're putting in your body – and understandably so! So, when hunger hits, finding healthy pregnancy snacks that can tide you over anytime is super helpful.
Registered Dietitian Megan Wolf – who just so happened to be expecting at the time this video was filmed – sat down with us to give some quick tips on how to choose healthy pregnancy snacks, with a special focus on snacks you can take on the go. See for yourself, below.
By Anne Marie Kuchera, RD
Part I of Fiber for Kids reviewed what fiber is, recommendations for kids, and the best sources. Now it’s time for application, and ways to include more fiber-containing foods in a child’s daily eating plan.
It might seem like you'd have to be sneaky to get kids to eat fiber. But adding fiber to your child's meals can be easy. Below are some examples of ways to incorporate more fiber into each meal of the day.
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