Category Archives: snacks

Are “Negative-Calorie Foods” Real or Myth?

Most weight loss diets ask you to practice some form of portion control, and this is usually the part that dieters find to be the most challenging (or a compete turn-off from the very concept of dieting all together). That’s why a far more appealing weight loss strategy for many people is the idea that you can eat as much… Read More

High-Protein Hot Chocolate (Sugar-Free!)

Whether you’ve just been outside shoveling the driveway, walking home through freezing temperatures, digging yourself out of a snow bank – or whether you’re inside watching others do all the heavy lifting – it’s all worth it once you finally get to curl up in a cozy armchair with your fingers wrapped around a mug of steaming hot chocolate. If… Read More

5 Surprising Reasons You Put On Winter Weight (& What to Do About It)

Why does it seem like you gain an extra layer of pudgy padding from more than just your puffy coat every winter? Cold weather seems to bring out the bear in all of us, causing us to want nothing more than to slow down, move less, eat more, curl up, get cozy and take a long snooze until it warms… Read More

10 Delicious Low-Cal Food Swaps for the Dishes You Love

Motivated to stick to those weight loss resolutions, but having trouble unsticking to those oh-so-comfy comfort foods? You don’t have to turn away from favorite dishes and flavors when a lot of the not-so-healthy staples can easily be replaced with more wholesome, nutrient-dense and weight-friendly ingredients. Experiment with these 10 healthy food swaps in your old favorite recipes, or let… Read More

15 Low-Carb Holiday Side Dishes

Creamy mashed potatoes, candied yams, apple crumbles, turkey stuffing, cheesy casseroles, buttery biscuits…all the classic foods and flavors that make you look forward to the holidays…with all the carbs and fat that make you dread stepping onto the scale come New Year. You can put together delicious holiday feasts for your family and friends that don’t require everyone’s weight loss… Read More

DIY Holiday Chocolate Bonbons

You don’t want to be left behind in all the merry holiday cheer…but you don’t want to leave your weight loss ideals behind you either. Try these homemade chocolate bonbons as a compromise. Sugar-free and low carb while rich in healthy fats and antioxidants, these DIY candies are a healthier alternative to the store-bought kind so that you can enjoy… Read More

Can Going Vegetarian Help with Weight Loss?

Question: Meat is high in protein, I know that is good for weight loss, but meat is also high in fat and cholesterol. If I stop eating meat and start eating only vegetarian, will it be easier for me to lose weight?   The SLIMQUICK Coach: Great question! The short answer is: “it depends”. The merits of eating strictly vegetarian… Read More

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

It’s always nice to get something for free. Sugar free, fat free and gluten free. These oatmeal cookies are so easy to whip up in a pinch, and use just a handful of common ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen. They are a perfect, old fashioned wholesome treat for the kids (adult kids included). When they’ve been earned,… Read More

What You Eat First Affects Your Weight

Now you can have your cake and eat it too. As long as you eat it after your protein and veggies, says a new study. A pilot study published in Diabetes Care found that the order in which you eat your macro-nutrients during your meal – proteins, carbohydrates and fats – has a direct impact on your after-meal blood sugar,… Read More

Healthy Recipes for Turkey Leftovers

Turkey is a great tasting, lean and low-cholesterol source of protein that is fantastically versatile and can be re-purposed into a variety of delicious and healthy dishes. So line up the turkey-filled Tupperware and try out these 4 easy, low-fat meals. You’ll be free of those leftovers before you know it – and this year, you’ll be sad to see… Read More