Sara Ragab

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75 Healthy, Energy-Packed Breakfast Recipes

Think way, way beyond avocado toast.<p><b>We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day</b> (or at least the first meal, anyway), so it can’t hurt to start things out with a tasty little bundle of healthy energy. From next-level toasts (think beyond avocado) to savory porridges, ingenious …

How to Eat Less Without Even Thinking About It

Portion control has never been so easy<p>"Portion-control dishware" conjures images of awkward cafeteria-like trays—not exactly the stuff you'd want to use at a dinner party. But now you can slim down in style (and under the radar!) with these fun new options.<p><b>Bluebelle Ceramic 10 ½" Plates</b>Your veggies …

4 Breakfast Mistakes That Are Making You Gain Weight

Watch out for these four a.m. meal traps<p>You already know that eating breakfast can help you slim down. But just because you are (hopefully!) making a concerted effort to rise and dine doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want when you wake up—sorry, but calories still count before noon. So we …

The Easiest Way to Burn 600 EXTRA Calories a Week

And you won’t even work up a sweat<p>What if you could work off that slice of pizza without doing a single squat? Good news: You can. You can burn more than 40 calories per hour just by standing, according to a new study at the University of Chester in the U.K.<p>In a small study of 10 office workers, …

10 Healthy Foods You Should Always Have in Your Refrigerator

One of the top questions I’m asked is “What are the most healthy foods to stock in my refrigerator?”<p>I think on some level we all like to know what’s …

Dr. Oz: 5 Easy Health Resolutions to Make This Year

Want Weight Loss in 2014? Here Are 5 Key Requirements

I'm asked all the time, "What finally made you decide to solve your weight problem?" as if it didn't bother me being overweight for 25 years. The truth is that I sincerely wanted to solve my problem when I was 12! But I wasn't successful until 20 years later. It took me that long to learn what I …

14 Foods to Add to Your Diet in 2014

Every January, I post the top foods that you should try in the coming new year. My suggestions are based on trends, availability and most important, nutrient density. Last year was a great year in food. It focused on getting back to the basics with our diet -- something this nutritionist just …

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Lifestyle Interventions Trump Health Advice For Weight Loss: Study

<i>By Natalie San Luis</i><p>It's easier to tell people to eat healthy and exercise than to lay out a custom fitness plan. However, a lifestyle change strategy may be more effective than advice alone.<p>Adults at risk for diabetes participated in a trial on lifestyle interventions with a dietitian.<p>The …

Tips on How to Stop Overeating

British psychology professor, author, and performer Richard Wiseman of Quirkology shares “10 Amazing Ways to Stop Overeating” like using smaller …

How to Exercise in Your Bedroom

Exercising has many benefits, including improved cardiovascular and immune system, increased brain function, better sleep, and a boosted mood. …

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11 Delicious, Healthy Snacks to Stash in Your Purse

Your last excuse to head to the vending machine just disappeared

The Easy Way to Prevent Emotional Eating

You don’t have to surrender to that bag of chips just because you’re having a bad day<p>It’s not exactly newsworthy that when you’re down in the dumps, you crave comfort food. But new research might provide insight into how you can fight the urge to eat something fatty and/or sugary: Thinking about …

5 Foods To Stash In Your Desk For Lunch Emergencies

If you work outside of the home, one of the best ways to save money is to bring your lunch instead of having fast food or cafeteria fare. Depending …

7 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas

<i>By Melinda Johnson for U.S. News</i><p>Protein tends to be misunderstood. At times, it's flying high on a fad-diet craze, when it seems that half of our population is shunning carbs in favor of a high-protein diet. At other times, protein is forgotten completely, as people order salads with low-fat …

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71 Low Carb Foods for Snacking

Want a snack that’s easy on your blood sugars? Our 7 Low Carb Snack Ideas was so popular that we are following up with <b>71 low carb snack ideas!</b><p>Please …

Reset Breakfast for Better Health

It was beyond shocking to me to find found out as I was doing research for <i>The 3-Day Reset</i> that more than 60 percent of the foods we eat for breakfast are anchored refined sugar and refined flour. If you think about it, most standard items on our breakfast roster -- bagels, instant flavored oats, …

7 Ways to Avoid Loneliness

Loneliness is a very big issue in our society. Before the industrial revolution, most people lived close to family and friends. Connecting with each other was so much easier.<p>While most of us feel lonely some of the time, this is usually temporary. However, some people live with chronic loneliness, …

You Are Never Truly Alone

"If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company." -- Jean-Paul Sartr<p>"All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone." -- Jean de la Bruyere<p>Being alone. It can be a wonderful time to recharge, relax and just be. And it can also feel really lonely. Many of my clients this …

8 Signs That You Are Standing in Your Own Way And What to Do About It

To live a full and balanced life, we are willing to do a lot: We exercise and practice yoga. We eat healthily. We try to think positively.<p>However, sometimes that just isn't enough.<p>Don't get me wrong, all of this is helpful, but it wasn't the ultimate answer to my problems. I still felt stressed and …

Stop Waiting and Start Living

In this video, Eckhart Tolle talks about how many of us spend our lives waiting for the next moment. We believe the next moment will be better than the present moment. When we live our lives with the belief that satisfaction and contentment await us at some future moment-- we miss the present …

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really dislike. But as I've come to learn over the years, you can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you …

26 Tips for Living An Awesome Life

Typically, the message of Thanksgiving is one of abundance and love as we surround ourselves with our favorite people and fabulous food. This year is …

Want More Happiness? It's Hidden in the Ordinary

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy.' They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life." -- John Lennon<p><i>Your</i> …

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How to Deal With Emotional Eating

Most of us know the kind of foods that we should be eating more of and those we should try to avoid as much as we can, but it is not quite as simple as that. Life sometimes gets in the way. Maybe your boss is on your back about a deadline or the kids just won't stop screaming or you are dealing …

5 Easy Nutrition Tips for Healthy Living

National Nutrition Month is finally here! While many of us may have adjusted our diets at the start of the New Year, after a few months the determination to stay on track with nutrition begins to fade. Rather than allowing for old habits to creep back in, try to focus your nutrition on the health …

50 ways to reuse your garbage

From fruit peels and coffee grounds to pantyhose and pill bottles, here's how to save money and treat your trash like treasure.<p>Ralph Waldo Emerson …