Category Archives: portion control

Meat-tasting meatless recipe

I’m not a vegetarian, but I play one 50% of the time. With the number of meaty meatless options that crop up every day, it’s become easier and easier to prepare speedy, plant-based meals that taste delicious. This one takes about … Continue reading

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Restaurant Eating: Own It!

Managing your weight and eating out frequently can be difficult to navigate if you treat every outing as a celebration. If eating out is part of your lifestyle, you need to treat it simply like a meal. The risk of … Continue reading

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Airport Eating

Navigating airport eateries is like a mine field. So I set out to do a little research. I breeze into the Brighton store in the Phoenix Airport (yeah, I know they have two) and nonchalantly ask the sales clerk, “Any … Continue reading

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Happy Hallow-lean!

It’s that time again. Eight pound bags of mini-snickers fill the Sunday ads. I used to think I needed to buy that candy early so it would be fresher. Of course, it was usually gone by the big day. Aww, … Continue reading

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Quick, healthy no-cook dinner!

On Take Shape for Life, we refer to the lean & green which is the main meal you eat and prepare. I am always playing with quick, healthy, lean & greens that can be pulled together in 3-5 mins. This … Continue reading

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Five Ways You May Be Sabotaging Yourself

You know you want to get rid of that pesky cushion around the real you. You’re certain of it. Maybe you’ve done it before and somewhere in your mind, you know it’s possible. But it’s not happening. Why? Here are … Continue reading

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What’s the right amount?

Remember when one serving was the first bucket of popcorn (with butter) before the refill? That’s how we got to where we got. Portion sizes can get distorted quickly. While you’re on the 5 & 1 Plan, you don’t need … Continue reading

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