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Preconception Diet: What you should know before trying to conceive

By JustMommies staff

You’ve heard the advice hundreds of times about what it takes to eat right, like eating more fruits and vegetables and whole-grain foods, and cutting back on sugars, caffeine, and fats. But when you’re getting ready to get pregnant, that advice is more than just an abstract ideal. Eating right is
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Simplest Pot Roast Ever

By JustMommies staff

By Shauna Hanus Pot roasts of generations past are not as forgotten as you may think. With just a few minutes prep time and the simplest pot roast recipe ever you will be well on your way to a terrific pot roast supper. Pot roasts are inexpensive cuts beef legs or beef shoulder that when slow cooked
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Sugar Addicts: 4 Simple Tips to Resist Tempting Cookies, Candies & Chocolate

By Connie Bennett

Is that tantalizing chocolate candy bar over there is calling out to you? Does that decadent dessert in the window beckon you? Is that donut saying, “Eat me!” These are descriptions I often hear from people plagued by sugar addiction. Indeed, folks worldwide often feel that sugary treats are luring
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The Problem with Fad Diets

By Maria T. Pepin

A fad diet is a quick weight loss plan that becomes very popular with the public and then may fall out of favor, usually shortly thereafter. Most of these diets promise immediate results, sound too good to be true and eliminate one or more of the five basic food groups. From Atkins to South Beach to
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The Whole Story on Whole Foods: Why they’re important for a healthy body

By Elizabeth Yarnell

Less than a century ago, our diet was made up entirely of whole foods. Nowadays, many people in our society wouldn’t know how to prepare a whole food for eating if they were stuck on an episode of Survivor. Yet to have a healthful and nutritionally-sound diet, highly-processed foods should make up
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Tips for Dealing With a Picky Eater

By JustMommies staff

Many parents of toddlers are concerned about their child’s picky eating. It is not uncommon for toddlers and preschoolers to be picky about what they eat, in fact, according to a recent study by the American Dietetic Association, as many as 50 percent of caretakers considered their child to be a picky
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Tips for Dealing With a Picky Eater

By JustMommies staff

Many parents of toddlers are concerned about their child’s picky eating. It is not uncommon for toddlers and preschoolers to be picky about what they eat, in fact, according to a recent study by the American Dietetic Association, as many as 50 percent of caretakers considered their child to be a picky
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Tips for Eating Healthy during Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

We’ve all heard the expression, “You are what you eat.” But did you know that what you eat while expecting a baby affects your baby’s health for life? Recent research found that eating healthy during pregnancy shapes not only your own well-being, but also helps lowers the risk that your baby
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Top Ten Exercise and Training Related Mistakes Of Women Over 35

By Michele Howe

Trainer Maryellen Jordan, owner of Positively Fit, makes the following observations regarding general oversights women over the age of thirty-five make in regard to exercising and training most efficiently. 1. Not making exercise a top priority. Women commonly forfeit budgeting in time for regular exercise
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USDA Replaces the Food Pyramid

By JustMommies staff

On Thursday, the Surgeon General, Secretary of Agriculture, and First Lady Michelle Obama revealed the USDA’s new nutrition guide, “My Plate”. The new visual food diagram replaces the almost 20 year old Food Pyramid, according to the Associated Press. My Plate differs from the Food Pyramid by
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