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choices when it comes to snacks. Being clever with 100 calories


can prove key in dropping those extra pounds!


Berries are the most powerful antioxidant fruit. They contain various vitamins, extremely beneficial minerals and have anti-aging effects.


Which brings me to something most of us don’t


want to hear: If you want to lose weight, it’s going to take a bit of doing. You can’t keep doing what you’re doing and expect different results. Put on your big-girl panties, and let’s make some of these healthy recipes; it could be a really positive change. It’s not as hard as you think, and you’re not going to get where you want without your own participation. Let’s show up for our own lives.


You’re big on making promises: How do you make good on your promises to help us look and feel younger with mood- boosting foods?


I like the idea of looking and feeling younger from the inside out. We can plump up collagen by eating lean meats and help our cell structures by eating antioxidants, like those found in berries. Tere are definitely things we can do from the inside out that will help our skin look better and give us more energy.


One of my favorite quotes is “fat is your friend.”


It dispels the myth that fat is bad for you—eating the right kinds of healthy fats, like those in salmon and nuts, can actually help you lose weight. Not only is it ok to eat these fats, but you’ll also feel more satisfied and have a greater sense of well- being overall.


But some say it costs more to eat healthfully—produce seems pricier than processed foods.


Well, here’s the good news: Tere’s huge crossover between saving calories and saving money. And nowhere is that more obvious than the produce aisle. I shop the produce aisle first, filling my cart up with what’s in season—which means I’m not making a fresh peach pie in January. Seasonal produce is usually abundant and on sale—and when you buy healthy food, your budget stays in check as do your calories, and your weight-loss goals are easier to achieve.


When traveling, fruit such as a banana, apple or a mandarin orange can be a great go-to snack!


CAROLYN DAVIS COCKEY, MLS, is editor of Healthy Mom&Baby and director of publications for AWHONN. Follow her Momalogues blog at Health4Mom.org.


ISSUE 12 / Fall 2013 Healthy Mom&Baby 19


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