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Isn't fat bad for me?

Dietary fat: is it good or bad? Both. You see, not all fats are created equal. The Skinny on Fats Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior problems. They can also lead to weight gain, skin breakouts, high blood pressure, and liver strain. Read More

Prepare quick, delicious and nutritious meals at home? Oh yes you can!

After a busy day, trying to figure out what to prepare for dinner and getting it on the table can seem like an impossible task. Sometimes is seems easier to stop by the local pub or grab some take out, but if you’re trying to lose weight, eating out can be a landmine of temptations. Read More

Time to detox your makeup bag

When people think about detoxing, they usually think about it in terms of their diet, but toxins aren’t limited to what we eat and drink. We’re also exposed to toxins in the personal care products and cosmetics we use daily. Read More

Forget about the complete overhaul – Start with small, sustainable changes

Before and after pictures. Who doesn’t love a Cinderella story where someone overcomes tremendous obstacles to improve their health, lose weight and look great. It explains the popularity of shows like the Biggest Loser and Revenge Body. Within an hour’s time, a person is completely transformed. Read More

Can’t lose weight? Maybe it’s not what you’re eating

It could be what's eating you. You eat right and exercise regularly but the scale won’t budge. Conventional weight loss advice says to eat less and exercise more, but that’s not working either. What gives? Read More

Nourish Your Body and Soul with Stuffed Acorn Squash and Spinach

Who doesn’t love acorn squash, particularly when it’s chock-full of tantalizing ingredients including ginger, cinnamon and yummy veggies? This Stuffed Acorn Squash with Spinach recipe is the perfect winter meal to thaw your bones, nourish your soul and push those pesky toxins OUT of your system. Read More

12 tips for curbing nighttime snacking

One of the biggest challenges people face when trying to lose weight is nighttime snacking in front of the TV. After a stressful day, who doesn’t enjoy a relaxing evening parked on the couch with a snack watching your favorite shows? Unfortunately this leads to a lot of mindless munching. Read More

Alternatives to Protein Powder for Smoothies

Breakfast smoothies are an excellent way to start the day. They’re quick and easy to make, the flavor combinations are endless, and these protein-packed meal replacements can be part of a healthy weight loss plan. At Nancy Be Well we’re always talking about eating whole, clean, natural foods. As Michael Pollan says, “If it’s a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant, don’t,” yet I’ve been recommending factory-made protein powders for smoothies. The irony is not lost to me. Read More

Making Sense of Food Labels

As much as I want all of us to be eating fresh whole foods all the time, the fact remains that we sometimes use convenience foods to round out our meals. Understanding what the nutrition label and marketing claims really mean will help you make informed choices about what to feed yourself and your family. Read More

What is cleansing? Should you try it?

After a holiday season of sweet treats, festive cocktails and fatty foods, the idea of a cleanse or detox can sound very appealing. With promises of rapid weight loss and increased energy, cleansing sounds like a sure fire solution for dropping the holiday weight gain and getting back on a healthy eating plan. But what exactly is cleansing and should you try it? Read More