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Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle

  • How to Eat Out

    When on a diet, it is always a dreadful thought to have to eat out, attend a dinner at someone else's home or go to a party.

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  • Healthy Kitchen Tricks

    Cook up a storm without all the calories.

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  • Food Replacements

    Craving something sinful? Here are some smart switches!

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  • Easy and Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas

    Are you tired of the same fast food establishments that surround your office or spending too much money per week on lunch? Do you want to stop eating leftovers for lunch? There are many things you can do to satisfy your hunger pangs especially if you don't have more than an hour to eat in between work. Here are some ideas to keep you excited every time you open your lunch bag.

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  • Healthy Travel Snacks

    The problem with being on an airplane for too long, aside from the discomfort of sitting on a chair for that many hours, is the fact that you are usually served less than pleasing food on the plane with a pretty high caloric count. This does not even include the snacks they hand out as well. In order to cut down on your calories while in transit, don't eat everything on your tray and consider bringing your own snacks instead of devouring the high-carb, high-fat ones the airline serves.

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  • Fun Food

    For many people, having to shovel down a certain number of servings of fruit and vegetables daily is not easy task. Some may say they have no time to prepare their own food and end up grabbing the easiest thing to eat on the go, while others simply dislike it!

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  • A Foodie's Guide to Paris

    Aside from hanging out with locals, the best and easiest way to get to know a new city is through their food. When visiting a new place, especially one as renowned for food as Paris, direct yourself to the nearest bistro and order a moderately priced but delicious meal every time you think of going to a fast food chain.

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  • Low-Calorie Cocktails for Valentine's

    Here are five low-calorie cocktail recipes to make yourself on Valentine’s Day with your partner, with an offering of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Each recipe makes cocktails for two!

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  • Breaking Bread

    "Man does not live by bread alone", but in France, you may as well! There are so many types of delicious loaves to choose from; you will find it hard to find yourself hungry or even bored with bread, as the variety is endless. Apart from just bread, there are so many condiments and fillings, both sweet and savory that you can eat with your bread.

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  • The Magical Macaron

    What is usually known as a macaroon in America is a sweet treat made with shredded coconut, egg whites and sugar. French macarons, which require a little more technical finesse, are tasty confections made with almond flour mixed in a sweet meringue shell and sandwiched with flavored butter creams in gorgeous pastel colors.

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  • Fit in Like a Local Parisian

    When traveling, it's never fun to stick out like a sore thumb, and seeming as "local" as possible is the way to go. The French have the reputation for being unfriendly and not very welcoming to tourists, which is untrue, but they do appreciate it if you make an effort to adjust to their culture, instead of them adjusting to you.

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  • Say Cheese!

    It's true that the French love their cheese. A visit to France will introduce you to hundreds of different kinds of cheese. Like wine, cheese is regional and there are certain kinds that are certified as only being from that region. It all might seem confusing, but thankfully, there are specialty shops and delis in any country you may be, that carries cheese from around the world.

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  • Breakfast in Paris

    The most important meal of the day for anybody is breakfast and if you absolutely had to skip a meal it should definitely not be the first one of the day. A trip to Paris is not complete without having breakfast at a sidewalk cafe or buying bread at a nearby bakery and eating it at a park. If you are confused as to what to eat while in France, remember that breads and pastries are a good choice.

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  • Classic French Food

    French food is always mistakenly thought to be posh and only for sophisticated palates, and while this might be true to a certain degree, mostly due to the uncommon ingredients used in French cuisine like frogs legs and goose liver, it is not always the case. The French like good food, and really take time to make sure they use the freshest ingredients and eat only "just cooked" meals, but this does not mean that their food can't be comforting and homey too.

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  • French Wines

    For some cultures, wine is not a staple, it is something you drink during special occasions or when you are feeling a bit more sophisticated than your usual vodka tonic or mojito. In other parts of the world though, France being one of them, wine has been part of their daily lives for centuries. It is not uncommon to have a glass or two of wine with every meal when in France, and each major wine region boasts a different type.

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  • Classic French Desserts

    The only thing better than a great meal is knowing that you will have an equally great and very sweet ending to it. The French love their food, and dessert is no exception. France has invented some of the most well-known desserts in the world and a lot of them are now made all over the world.

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  • How to Love Vegetables

    Vegetables - we either love them or hate them. Haters may have been traumatized by parents who used to force-feed them broccoli and peas, while lovers only remember to eat them when dieting.

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  • Does Organic Really Mean Better?

    Organic. A word you probably are seeing more and more on everything from food to beauty products and even clothes. What does it mean when something is organic anyway, you may ask? It means that produce is grown with little or no preservatives and artificial ingredients.

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  • How to Eat Your Way Out of Cancer

    The fight against cancer continues. Although there is still no drug that can cure it, the best way to deal for now is prevention through diet. Numerous studies have been published supporting the reduction of your chances in developing cancer with simple and healthy tweaks in your diet.

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GET TO KNOW THE FRENCH DOCTORS

Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen
is the founder of The Parisian Diet, which is about the pleasure of eating and being able to eat all types of food.



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