Eating Better

by Susan

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Lately my diet hasn’t been as healthy as I’d like it to be. I’m so ridiculously busy and overtired that I seem to be filling up on ‘treats’ that aren’t really treating my body to much good.

So, when I saw this site Eat Better America, I immediately bookmarked it.

I’ve spent a few minutes browsing around and checking out all the great information, but it’s one of those sites that I’ll keep coming back to time and again.

I love that they explain different nutrients, list what foods to find them in and then link to specific recipes.

It’s even got a feature to “Healthify My Recipe” where you can submit a calorie-laden recipe to have a “recipe makeover.”

As we get deeper into the Christmas season, I worry that my treat-intake is going to reach all-time highs. So I’m trying to look around for inspiration to turn it around before it gets worse.

Do you have any health tips or suggestions of websites or recipe books that have helped you eat better?



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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 HsKubes December 6, 2006 at 9:11 am

I have really enjoyed (and found useful) the book “The Busy Woman’s Guide to Healthy Eating” by Emilie Barnes & Sue Gregg. It’s a wonderful book.
Another wonderful resource is Ron Hood’s book called “A Handbook on Health”

~ Christina
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2 dexie December 6, 2006 at 11:23 am

I just eat moderately and exercise a lot. I love food and cooking so it’s hard for me to eliminate some food groups.

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3 Amelia December 6, 2006 at 1:29 pm

Great link and a great site design too, easy to use and figure out! I’ll have to explore it more as I work to lose the baby weight!

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4 ChupieandJsmama December 6, 2006 at 4:18 pm

http://www.americanheart.org
They have lots of heart healthy tips, healthy recipes and a section called “Just Move” where you can keep an on line exercise diary for free. They have specific sections for men, women, children and african americans. Lots of good info here.

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5 Fiddledeedee December 6, 2006 at 9:33 pm

I’m a huge fan of the Southbeach Diet. It has helped me, not only lose weight and keep it off, but curb my cravings. Which are extensive! I’ve never met a piece of chocolate that I didn’t like. It’s a healthy lifestyle change and I’ve been following it for several years. Also, I love Dana Carpenter’s low carb cookbooks.

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6 Tabby December 7, 2006 at 9:35 am

I’m gearing up for the “No S diet”, common sense type of diet. No sugar, no snacks, no seconds on days except those beginning with the letter “S” (Saturdays and Sundays–love those cheat days!). Still bending my will to accomplish this ;).

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7 Sara December 7, 2006 at 3:51 pm

Honestly, I totally feel ya. I have been feeling so tired and drained lately working and taking care of my son. So I decided to stop eating sugar and White foods. I haven’t had a sweet since Thanksgiving. And you know what, I have more energy and less heartburn!

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8 Kara December 7, 2006 at 6:38 pm

A site that has really helped me eat better is http://www.sparkpeople.com
They give you personalized health and fitness goals, food and exercise trackers, and tons of great articles to read, plus it’s free!

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9 Christina December 9, 2006 at 3:29 pm

I have got to check this site out. I have been on a binge since Thanksgiving and I need to get back to some good healthy eating.

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