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Moderation Maven

Dishing up the best ingredients for a healthy lifestyle

Grill Safely This Summer

It's hard to believe that summer is almost here. With the longer, warmer days and Memorial Day now behind us, it is clear that the summer grilling season has begun. After a long winter, many of us are ready to celebrate the unofficial start of summer by barbeque-ing with family and friends. As you make plans for the summer grilling, it is important to remember that safe food practices are esse...

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Fad Diets May Have Merit, But Not in the Way You Might Think

It's getting a bit too warm to cover up in jeans and long sleeves now that that sunny weather is here to stay. But wait – are you ready to break out the shorts and bare those arms? Maybe not. So you start browsing the internet, talking to friends, and tuning in to late-night infomercials in search of the latest weight loss miracle. Will you try the Sacred Heart Diet? The Master Cleanse? A...

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Is Your Diet Road Trip Ready?

I recently took a trip out of town due to a death in the family, which involved a lot of driving and not a lot of downtime. So what's a person to do when it comes to eating? It can be pretty tempting to head to the nearest drive-thru when your stomach starts rumbling. The food is tasty and quick, plus it can add a little bit of interest to a long, monotonous road trip. But when you're trying to...

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