Want to Lose Weight this New Year? Make a Plan, Not Just a Resolution

by Tandis Bishop

With Christmas right around the corner and the New Year quickly approaching, it's a good time to plan ahead and start thinking about your healthy New Year's resolution. If you already know your New Year’s resolution will involve losing weight, you’re not alone. A recent study found that losing weight is the #1 New Year’s resolution in America.1

Holiday Cooking Just Got Easier

by Caitlin Rose

The holiday season is here! The time has come for sumptuous dinners, decadent desserts and the comfort of family to share it all with. Whether you are hosting this year or bringing a dish to a potluck, just searching out the right recipes can take up a lot of time and energy. If you are adjusting traditional dishes to fit a special diet, it can be even more of a headache.

Need Healthier Desserts this Christmas?

by Tandis Bishop, DTE Nutritionist

Fall and winter are the seasons of the year when we consume the most desserts. By New Years, we may feel heavier, have less energy, and are more sluggish. Some of us may even have a weaker immune system from all the rich food, high stress, and little sleep. The good news is that there are ways to satisfy your sweet cravings and enjoy your favorite desserts without compromising your health. Try these health tips to creating guilt-free desserts.

Five Thinning Thanksgiving Tips

by Tandis Bishop, DTE Nutritionist

During all the festivities of Thanksgiving with family and friends, it’s easy to gain a pound or two on this holiday weekend. Try these healthy eating tips on how to avoid putting on weight without depriving yourself of a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Choose Meatless Recipes

Using Meat Substitutes, Made Easy

by Tandis Bishop

Who said going meatless means you must give up your favorite dishes? Most long-time vegetarians will tell you that you can convert many of your favorite dishes with vegetarian meat substitutes or replacements. Today, eating meatless has become easier than ever thanks to the availability of meat replacement options on the market. Of course, meat replacements have come a long way since they were first introduced 20 years ago. It’s easy to fool even the biggest meat lover when using today’s meat substitutes.

Perfect Foods for Fall

by Tandis Bishop

As plumeria trees drop their leaves and the weather slightly cools, many of us are naturally attracted to foods that are hearty, warm, and roasted. This is our body’s natural craving during the cooler season. Even though we wear shorts and t-shirts in Hawaii during the middle of November, the hearty and nourishing vegetables of fall are more appealing than at other times of the year. This is because during the cooler season, our bodies are naturally drawn to foods that strengthen our immune systems when it is needed most.

Thanksgiving in Hawaii

by Caitlin Rose

Long before the Pilgrims, native Hawaiians celebrated "Makahiki," the longest thanksgiving in the world, which lasted four months—approximately November through February. During this time, both work and war were forbidden.1, 2 As the most important holiday of the year, Makahiki is the traditional Hawaiian celebration of the harvest and time of personal rest and spiritual and cultural renewal.3 It was a humbling experience.

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