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The Worst Eating Habits Americans Need To Avoid Now, Say Dietitians

Some say it takes 60 days to break a habit, and we all know exactly which ones come to mind when we think of the habits we’d like to break. Whether it’s a habit that has to do with your fitness routine, how much time you spend on your phone, or perhaps some pesky eating habits, we all have the power to break them if that’s what we truly wish.

When it comes to eating habits, how do you know which ones are best to break? We talked with Laura Burak, MS, RD, author of Slimdown with Smoothies, and

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‘Horrifying’ video captures tortoise eating baby bird

A Seychelles giant tortoise apparently defied its historically plant-based diet when it was spotted snacking on a baby bird — a “horrifying” moment, scientists said.

Ecological researchers at the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Zoology caught the disturbing incident on video, which occurred in July 2020 on Frégate Island in the Indian Ocean.

“This is completely unexpected behavior and has never been seen before in wild tortoises,” said lead researcher Justin Gerlach, director of studies at Peterhouse Cambridge college, in a statement on Monday, according to CNN.

“The giant tortoise pursued the tern chick along a log, finally killing

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Eating Chocolate After Waking Could Ease Menopause, Study Suggests

  • A small study of postmenopausal women suggests two ideal time windows to eat chocolate.
  • The study suggests the ideal times could help burn fat, prevent hunger pangs, and improve sleep.
  • The times are an hour after waking and an hour before bed.
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There are endless myths about eating chocolate — it’s fattening, it’s bad for your health, you shouldn’t eat too much of it. But the health benefits of eating small amounts of chocolate daily are supported by numerous studies.

Chocolate contains antioxidants thought to keep the heart and brain healthy, contribute to

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What Healthy Eating Looks Like to Me, a Dietitian Who Eats Keto

My decision to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) stemmed from a lifelong struggle with my weight.

Weighing over 10 pounds (4.5 kg) when I was born — placing me in the 99th percentile — I’m not exaggerating when I say “lifelong.”

The ketogenic, or keto, diet is a low carb, high fat eating pattern that involves limiting your carb intake to 25–50 grams per day or fewer to achieve ketosis — a metabolic state in which your body burns fat instead of carbs for its primary source of fuel (1).

It’s also the first diet that has

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10 Simple Dinner Ideas for Healthy Eating in Real Life

You may think that preparing healthy, delicious dinners at home is a complicated process, but I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be.

Even though I love food and enjoy cooking, I like to keep it simple when it comes to mealtime. This means choosing recipes that are easy to follow and don’t involve complicated cooking techniques or seemingly never-ending steps.

Here are 10 of my go-to simple dinner recipes that can help you get a healthy meal on the table quickly.

Sweet potatoes are loaded with beneficial nutrients like beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber

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