Food at the speed of life: Cake has fewer calories

German chocolate cake is great low-fat. Really. I was skeptical when a friend first offered me a piece of her low-fat, reduced-sugar German chocolate cake about a year ago. It’s a good thing I tried it, though. The cake is chocolatey, moist and light. It doesn’t sit like a rock in your stomach for hours, […]

Turkey day sampler

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David “Hank” Hankins carves a 20-pound mesquite-smoked turkey Tuesday for Baxter-Curren Senior Center’s Thanksgiving dinner. CNJ staff Pre-dinner tip Joe Carpenter, a personal trainer and sports nutritionist at Gym X, said portion control is the key to eating sensible. He suggested eating fruit, nuts and whole wheat before the main […]

Halloween candy should bear warning

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Diet commercials used to start in January, after people gained five pounds from holiday binging. Now they begin before the Thanksgiving turkey. Maybe they should run before Halloween. That’s when sweets appear in bulk. Halloween is like the pre-holiday kick-off, but there are no fat busters screaming over the television […]

HAWC provides tips to avoid excess weight gain

1. Tips to speed up metabolism: — Quit starving yourself — Eat a good breakfast — Start exercising — Eat three meals a day — Exercise longer — Resist food cravings — Exercise large muscle groups — Eat less fat — Vary workouts — Avoid alcohol and smoking 2. 3,500 Calories Equals One Pound – […]

Restraint key in holiday feasting

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Restraint. It is a word, and a concept, horridly out of place during the holiday season, especially around Thanksgiving. It is possible, however, to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast without causing irreparable damage to the waistline, according to local fitness experts. “The entire holiday season is the season of […]

New food pyramid encourages healthy living

Melanie Salazar The food guide pyramid is a little flashier these days, and a little more specific too. MyPyramid, introduced in April of this year, added a little more color and even a person representing athletic activity to the old food guide pyramid that originally surfaced in 1992. Spawning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s […]