Why finding healthy foods you love beats avoiding treats

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Don’t eat the ice cream. Seriously, don’t eat that smooth, chocolaty ice cream. How much do you want ice cream now?

Many people will try this method of avoiding treats to improve their diet. Another common diet strategy is to eat more healthy foods. We know that maintaining a healthy weight is important for preventing cancer and other chronic diseases. But how effective are these avoid and approach strategies for adopting a better eating pattern?PicMonkey Collage

The newest study on these diets finds out why people with high self-control have more success. Read more… “Why finding healthy foods you love beats avoiding treats”

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    The Sauce That Makes Summer Grilled Foods Sing

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    For summer weekends, I like meals that are easy and expandable in case friends ask to bring a guest. I also like weekend food that makes good leftovers, in case of cancellations that happen, too.

    Grilling makes filling the center of the plate easy, especially serving turkey burgers or kebabs. I can add fillers to either of them to accommodate a growing head-count—blending some cooked quinoa into the burgers, along with chopped spinach, or threading more tomatoes and mushrooms between the chicken chunks for kebabs.

    For side dishes, I focus on make-aheads, usually tabbouleh and some kind of slaw. Both are good made even two days ahead and are colorful. They work with nearly any main dishes and bring lots of vegetables and, with tabbouleh, some whole-grain to a meal, as well. Read more… “The Sauce That Makes Summer Grilled Foods Sing”

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      Not meeting those diet recommendations? Here’s some help

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      A new study found that American adults have better diets compared to years past, which is good news for cancer prevention. People are eating more whole grains and drinking fewer sugary beverages, for example.

      Yet when looking at how our diets compare to what’s recommended, we actually have a long way to go (see chart). Here’s a few ways you can eat healthier – while eating a cancer-protective diet. Read more… “Not meeting those diet recommendations? Here’s some help”

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