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Try These 23 Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss

For anyone trying to lose weight, snacking can feel like a guilty pleasure. But it doesn’t have to be. Eating periodic, healthy snacks can be good for you.

“Including snacks in a healthy diet can offer several advantages,” Christina Barth, assistant teaching professor and registered dietician nutritionist (RDN) at Arizona State University, told Newsweek. “They have the potential to boost nutrient intake, maintain consistent energy levels, aid in post-exercise recovery and provide a variety of healthy choices.”

Newsweek asked Barth and other nutrition experts about their favorite snacks for weight loss. Here are their picks:

1. Apple Slices With Peanut Butter

Apples are a great source of fiber and Vitamin C. Combined with peanut butter, which has healthy fats and protein, this snack gives you immediate energy and plenty of healthy nutrients to keep going throughout your day.

To make this snack, just slice an apple and

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Help with healthy eating habits

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Dr. Benjamin Biteman shared some advice he gives ahead of the holidays to patients in the Weight Loss Center working on portion control and healthy eating habits.

Dr. Benjamin Biteman shared some advice he gives ahead of the holidays to patients in the Weight Loss Center working on portion control and healthy eating habits.


Ohio is among the top ten states in the U.S. for adults with obesity.

Dr. Benjamin Biteman has worked in the Mercy Health St. Joseph Surgical Weight Loss Center for seven years.

Dr. Biteman is a general and bariatric surgeon at St. Joe’s Weight Loss Center.

He shared some advice he gives ahead of the holidays to patients in the Weight Loss Center working on portion control and healthy eating habits.

“One of the most important things to remember for Thanksgiving dinner is portion control,” he said. “You don’t want to skip meals in anticipation of the Thanksgiving dinner.”

Dr. Biteman said to focus on filling your plate with

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Healthy Eating During The Holidays Improves Wellness And Productivity And Lengthens Life

During the holiday season, we are presented with a myriad of tempting foods, much of which is unhealthy and can deplete us of energy. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that good nutrition, along with ample sleep and good exercise, provide fuel that promotes your health, mood and mindful productivity at work. We have known for years that there is a direct link between diet and our physical health. Scientists, for example, have discovered that the Mediterranean diet reduces risks of cardiovascular disease. Research also shows that there is a direct relationship between our dietary patterns and mental health. The study’s authors state, “The results of this trial suggest that improving one’s diet according

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Food-tracking apps pros, cons – Chicago Sun-Times

Food-tracking apps have ballooned in popularity.

One of the most popular features of nutrition-focused digital apps is the ability to record the food you eat and quickly view nutritional information. Dietary guidance and sharing of recipes can be just a few taps away. Physical activity and sleep also can be tracked to help with health and weight-loss goals.

Some things to know about food-tracking apps:


Food apps are convenient, affordable and increasingly easy to use.

“The top two strengths of these apps include accountability and awareness of eating habits,” says Caroline Susie, a Dallas registered dietitian.

Since behavioral change can be hard to implement and maintain, Susie says one useful tool to support dietary changes is having help to hold you accountable for your dietary choices.

Tracking your food also can bring a whole new level of awareness and mindfulness to how you eat.

“Using apps for

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It’s what you eat, not how much

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Experts say fresh fruit is a good way to bolster a healthy diet. Ahmani Vidal/Getty Images
  • Yeast provides scientists with a cellular structure to test anti-aging substances and see their reaction at a cellular level.
  • Experts say short-term diets do not work as well as changing to healthy foods.
  • They say dietary changes rather than caloric restriction increase lifespan and improve aging health.

Dietary changes without caloric restriction help maintain youth in yeast cells, according to researchers in the Epigenetics Programme at Babraham Institute in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

In a study published today in the journal PLOS Biology, the scientists reported that an unrestricted galactose diet in budding yeast minimized cell changes during aging, irrespective of diet later in life.

They say their findings could help promote healthy aging in humans.

Galactose is a simple sugar that is transformed into glucose in the liver

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4 Easy Food Swaps to Help Improve Your Gut Health, According to a Gastroenterologist

More guac? Say less!

Reviewed by Dietitian Emily Lachtrupp, M.S., RD

At EatingWell, we’re big fans of gastroenterologist and cookbook author Will Bulsiewicz, M.D. Using his social media for good, the doctor constantly gives science-backed advice for his followers to help support their gut health and healthy digestion. This includes drinks to help you poop, the #1 nutrient to eat for weight loss and, most recently, food swaps to improve your gut health overnight.

While emphasizing that the gut may take some time to heal completely, taking weeks or months depending on the individual, Bulsiewicz stated in a recent post that there are small changes you can make in your eating habits that can help improve your gut health overnight.

“The food you eat today will start a shift in your microbiome by tomorrow,” Bulsiewicz wrote in the caption of the new Instagram video. “If you

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Does it matter what time of day I eat? And can intermittent fasting improve my health?

Early hunter-gatherers faced long periods of fasting. Their access to food relied on successful hunting, fishing and the availability of wild plants.

Over time, the development of modern agriculture and the transition to industrialised societies changed our regular eating patterns, shifting our dinner time to later in the day to accommodate work schedules.

Today, with access to an abundance of food, we rarely experience prolonged periods of fasting, except for weight loss or religious practices. It’s now common to have four or more meals a day, with the most calories consumed later in the day. Frequent snacking is also common, over a window of around 15 hours.

However, research increasingly shows our health is not only affected by what and how much we eat, but also when we eat. So what does this mean for meal scheduling? And can intermittent fasting help?


Our body clock controls more than our

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Eating Most of Your Meals Before 1pm Lowers Blood Sugar

  • Prediabetes affects millions of adults in the US.
  • A new study indicated that early time-restricted fasting may help reduce blood sugar fluctuations in those with prediabetes and obesity.
  • The findings potentially indicate a future treatment option for those with prediabetes.
  • More research on the impacts of fasting on blood sugar and prediabetes is required.

Researchers say they may have a way to help people with prediabetes avoid slipping into a case of full diabetes.

In the US, 96 million adults — equivalent to over one-third of the population — have prediabetes.

Prediabetes is when an individual has higher than normal blood sugar levels. However, they’re not high enough to be diagnosed as full or “overt” diabetes.

Various approaches can help reduce blood sugar and potentially prevent an individual from developing overt diabetes. These include maintaining a moderate weight and engaging in regular exercise.

New research from NYU Langone Health

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Focusing on satiety and satiation may aid long-term weight loss compared to calorie counting diets

Focusing on satiety and satiation may aid long-term weight loss compared to calorie counting diets
CONSORT flow diagram showing reasons for study attrition. CONSORT = Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials. Credit: The Annals of Family Medicine (2023). DOI: 10.1370/afm.2964

Researchers hypothesized that focusing on satiety (feeling free of hunger) and satiation (feeling satisfied with a meal) through the consumption of fruits and vegetables may be better targets for weight loss success. The researchers compared the impact of two diets—Diabetes Prevention Program Calorie Counting versus MyPlate—on satiation (feeling satisfied with a meal), satiety (feeling free of hunger) and on body fat composition in primary care patients.

Two hundred and sixty-one overweight, adult, low-income Latina patients, participated in the randomized control trial over a 12 month period. Over the course of the study, community health workers conducted two home education visits; two group education sessions; and seven telephone coaching calls for each participant over a six-month period. The researchers measured satiation and satiety, as well as

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Healthy meal kits for weight loss and fitness-friendly eating

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Salad with Multi-Colored Fruit, Vegetables, and Grilled Chicken

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If you’re trying to level up to a healthier lifestyle, you’ve likely heard the news: Just exercising doesn’t cut it. A good diet is just as important as cardio or daily workouts, and some research even says a bad diet can negate the positive effects of exercise. 

But healthy, balanced eating can be a challenge. Sometimes you just want to steer clear of the kitchen and order takeout after a long day (we’ve all been there). One thing meal kit delivery services do is make it easy to stay consistent with your eating habits throughout the week. 

If your doctor recommends weight loss for a certain condition, or you want to make the switch to fitness-friendly eating, then good news: There are plenty of meal kit companies that offer meals (and even entire plans) aimed at doctor-approved eating

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