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It’s not what you’re saying. It’s how you’re saying it.

When you talk to your teens about their being overweight and all they do is tune you out, there may be a good reason.

A new study says that focusing on the weight and size of your child while talking to them about eating better may actually cause them to diet less.

When you talk to your children, especially about health and nutrition, you want to focus on the positives. You should focus on the healthy eating rather than solely focusing on weight.

University of Minnesota researchers surveyed more than 2,300 teenagers and their parents.

They found that the overweight kids who had both parents talking to them and promoti...

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1. Banana (good with peanut butter)
2. Carrots (good with hummus or ranch dip)
3. Celery (good with peanut butter and raisins )
4. Mango, Pear
5. Frozen Grapes
6. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, oranges, peaches, plums, kiwi
7. Grapefruit with ½ tsp sugar sprinkled on top


8. Avocado (good with soy sauce and brown rice)
9. Pineapple
10. Papaya
11. Star Fruit
12. Figs (good with goat cheese)
13. Honeydew Melon
14. Cantaloupe
15. Watermelon
16. Cherries
17. Edamame (good with soy sauce)
18. Raw Sugar Snap Peas (good with hummus)
19. Mashed Sweet Potato (good with butter and cinnamon)
20. Raw Sliced Bell Peppers (good with hummus or ranch dip)
21. Cucumber Slices (good with ranch dip)
22. Jicama
23. C...

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Here's some great tips to use and teach your children. They are super cleaver and so easy to do and remember!


1. Use ice cube trays to freeze small portions of pesto, broth, apple sauce and meat sauce. Transfer the cubes to a Ziploc bag and then use as needed.
2. When baking, apple sauce can be substituted for oil.
3. To make peeling and mincing garlic easier, mash the clove with the flat part of the knife.
4. Roll lemons or limes between the counter and the heel of your hand to make them easier to juice.
5. If measuring out both oil/butter and honey put the oil or butter in your measuring cup first then the honey will slide right out.
6. Put bread ends or scraps into a freezer bag to save for ho...

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1. Rollups

Rolled up whole-wheat tortillas filled with:
Cream cheese*, thin cucumber slices, and dill
Goat cheese* and roasted red bell peppers (sold as pimentos)
Peanut butter* and banana slices
Sunflower butter* and all-fruit spread (similar to jelly)
Egg salad
Hummus, cheese, and grated carrots
*Easiest to spread when the tortilla is warm…don’t forget the fun toothpicks!

2. Apple Sandwiches

Slice the apple, cut out the core with a small round cookie cutter, knife or corer, and fill with:
Peanut or sunflower butter
*Can also squirt apple with a little lemon juice so it doesn’t turn brown

3. Whole Grain Crackers

Top with all the usual sandwich fillings or use two crack...

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What Is Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge eating disorder isn't the same as occasional overeating. Plenty of people eat too much once in a while. Who hasn’t had a stomachache after a huge Thanksgiving dinner? People with this eating disorder, though, feel compelled to do so on a regular basis -- at least once a week over a period of 3 months or longer.


People who have binge eating disorder feel they can't control how much or even what they're eating. They often eat alone, until they feel sick, or when they’re not hungry. Guilt, shame, disgust, or sadness come after the binge. People may feel so embarrassed about their behavior that they go out of their way to hide it from frien...

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