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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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  • More Proof That the Cooking Light Diet is the Healthy Way to Lose Weight

    *This post summarizes a recent study finding that people who replace ultra-processed foods with natural, whole foods improve both their overall health and chances of lost weight. There’s nothing better than validation you’re on the right track! A new NIH study supports what we on the Cooking Light Diet team have been recommending for years. Replacing ultra-processed foods with more real, … Read More

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  • The Best Carbs for Weight Loss

    Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD, is the James Beard award-winning lead dietitian on the Cooking Light Diet. Watch the video to see which carbs to add to your diet and a few strategies that will shift your carbohydrate intake to higher quality. Try a custom meal plan from Cooking Light Diet today and start experiencing a balanced, healthy, delicious diet! Video … Read More