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  • Here’s How To Curb Sugar Cravings

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    Sugar is life in America. It’s everywhere, and the marketing apparatus intent upon upping consumer sugar intake has been incredibly effective. How effective? The USDA has reported that per-capita soft drink consumption has increased by almost 500% in the past 50 years. And that’s just soft drinks. We’re basically living inside a Willy Wonka fever dream, folks. And unless you subsist … Read More

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  • Ask A Dietitian: What’s So Great About “Natural Foods?”

    Our expert dietitian Carolyn Williams shares her thoughts on "natural foods" and what that label does—or doesn't—mean to the consumer.

    *This post focuses on “natural foods” and the science behind that phrase. One of the many advantages to joining the Cooking Light Diet is having access to our staff of professionals. In particular, members can tap into the expertise of our James Beard Award-winning lead dietitian, Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD, who’s been an instrumental part of the team since we … Read More

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  • What’s Cooking In Our Facebook Community: 9/5/19 – 9/18/19

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    Admit it—when you hear the word “diet,” your mind automatically conjures up sad food images. In your head, you probably picture what’s cooking thusly: steamed, unseasoned veggies, bland chicken breasts sans salt, maybe even someone maniacally throwing your unfinished pint of ice cream into oncoming traffic. It’s an incredibly stigmatized word thanks to years of preconditioning, old fads, and older-still … Read More

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  • 11 Gluten-Free Incentives To Use This Meal Plan

    One of the many options featured on Cooking Light Diet's gluten-free meal plan

    A gluten-free meal plan can be tricky, y’all. We all know life is hard enough without having to avoid gluten like the plague. Can you imagine trying to put together a weekly meal plan and having to eliminate bread and pasta from your list of options? Well, for folks suffering from a gluten allergy or celiac disease, that’s not an option. Unless you’re … Read More

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  • How To Use Weight Watchers With The Cooking Light Diet

    How to Use Weight Watchers with the Cooking Light Diet . Credit: Getty Images/courtneyk

    Eating food that satisfies makes a huge difference when it comes to losing weight and maintaining that loss. But, I totally understand people’s doubt when I tell them this. How successful can you really be if your eating plan has flexibility and a “no foods off-limits” approach? It turns out…pretty successful! AND, much more than a restrictive diet. In fact, a 2016 … Read More

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  • Here’s How To Incorporate The Cooking Light Diet With Other Diet Plans (And Get Results)

    How the Cooking Light Diet can be incorporated with other diet plans. Credit: AfricaImages

    When choosing a weight loss or healthy eating plan, finding one that works for your lifestyle is key. The Cooking Light Diet has become just that for many, but it’s also become a great tool to support other diet plans. Thanks to its unique offering of customized meal plans and recipes, the Cooking Light Diet enables you to be even more … Read More