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  • Cooking Light Diet Made Weight Loss ‘Effortless’ For This North Carolina Couple

    Together, they’ve lost 65 pounds since April! Life is hard! Between work, family, and the little stressors that arise each day, it’s easy to overlook things like meal planning, cooking, and exercise. However, prioritizing those needs are incredibly important for overall health and happiness — just ask Denise Duffy. The 58-year-old mom and nonprofit managing director decided to make Cooking … Read More

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  • Ask Our Expert: Top 5 Benefits of Meal Planning, According to An Expert

    This article was written by Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD, our lead dietitian. The premise is “benefits of meal planning.” We asked an award-winning dietitian to dig into the science behind meal planning—and why you should start doing it today. According to a 2016 consumer survey by The Hartmann Group, 53% of dinners are planned within an hour of eating them. … Read More

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  • How One NYC Mom Uses the Cooking Light Diet to Beat Takeout Temptation

    2020 required a lot of…we’ll call it “adjustment.” From all of us. Abnormal became the normal, time lost all meaning, and food was often a crutch we leaned on all too willingly while living through a global pandemic. New York City resident Heather Wells was no exception to this “adjusting.” As associate director of events for Pace University’s Manhattan campus, … Read More

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  • Therapist and Mom of 3 Says This Meal Plan Helps Make Life Less Stressful

    Quick: Think of a job that sounds stressful. What’d you come up with? If you said “parent,” we’ll give you that one. Did anyone have “therapist for therapists”? Because maybe it’s just us, but…that seems pretty stressful. And when you combine parent and therapist for therapists…well, let’s say whoever that person is could probably use some catharsis. Well, we found … Read More

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  • What Members Are Saying About Us In 2021

    member reviews of the Cooking Light Diet

    It’s February, which means if you had a New Year’s resolution you’re either sticking to it and enjoying your best life, or you’re slowly backing into a bush to avoid the rest of this article. via GIPHY But seriously, this time of year is generally lousy with people attempting to make healthy and sustainable changes to the way they live. … Read More

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  • Pat Lawrence Lost 30 Pounds and Has Kept It Off for 4 Years Eating Her Favorite Food

    Patricia Reidy Lawrence has always loved cooking. The Long Island, New York, native used to cook dinner—often from scratch—for her kids every night. And like many people before her, Pat found that Cooking Light magazine really broke her out of a routine, opening up her repertoire to new techniques and previously despised ingredients (looking at you, avocado and mushrooms). And, like many … Read More

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  • Make 2021 Meals Your Most Delicious Yet!

    2021 meals from Cooking Light Diet members

    *This post focuses on 2021 meals—recipes Cooking Light Diet members and their families have been enjoying so far this year. If you’re here, it means you love delicious food. How do we know that, you ask? Well, for starters, you’re here, aren’t you? You had to have found your way here somehow. Odds are, you were either considering a less stressful … Read More